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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

About how often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? Include times
when checked by a family member or friend, but do not include times
when checked by a health professional.*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week Less than once a week Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,272 876 69.7 66.2-72.9 206 15.8 13.3-18.6 73 5.2 3.9- 6.9 117 9.4 7.4-11.8
GENDER
Male 515 341 67.9 62.5-72.8 83 15.0 11.5-19.4 37 6.2 4.1- 9.2 54 10.9 7.9-14.7
Female 757 535 71.4 66.7-75.6 123 16.5 13.2-20.5 36 4.2 2.8- 6.2 63 7.9 5.6-11.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,150 804 71.1 67.5-74.5 187 16.0 13.4-19.0 66 5.2 3.9- 7.0 93 7.7 5.8-10.0
No 117 *** *** *** 17 13.2 7.5-22.1 *** *** *** 24 21.8 13.8-32.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 178 128 75.7 65.7-83.5 26 11.2 7.1-17.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 387 266 66.4 59.6-72.6 67 20.1 15.1-26.3 21 5.2 3.1- 8.7 33 8.3 5.3-12.7
Obese 633 435 70.1 65.2-74.6 98 14.3 11.1-18.1 37 5.4 3.6- 8.2 63 10.2 7.5-13.6
Current Smoker
No 1,070 732 68.9 65.0-72.5 179 16.1 13.4-19.2 60 5.4 3.9- 7.4 99 9.6 7.4-12.3
Yes 184 133 73.2 64.1-80.6 22 14.2 8.6-22.5 *** *** *** 18 8.8 4.9-15.4
History of CVD**
Yes 377 284 76.2 70.0-81.5 53 13.9 9.8-19.5 *** *** *** 23 5.9 3.6- 9.5
No 871 576 67.0 62.7-71.1 148 16.6 13.6-20.0 56 5.8 4.1- 8.0 91 10.7 8.2-13.8
Binge Drinker
No 1,169 811 70.3 66.7-73.7 189 16.1 13.5-19.1 64 5.2 3.8- 7.0 105 8.4 6.6-10.8
Yes 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 1,201 836 70.3 66.7-73.6 191 15.8 13.2-18.7 66 5.0 3.7- 6.8 108 8.9 7.0-11.4
Yes 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 233 165 69.8 61.3-77.1 32 15.6 10.0-23.7 16 5.4 3.0- 9.6 20 9.1 5.3-15.2
No 1,028 701 69.5 65.6-73.1 174 15.9 13.2-19.0 57 5.1 3.7- 7.1 96 9.4 7.3-12.2
Current Asthma
Yes 163 120 79.0 70.2-85.7 26 12.1 7.2-19.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,100 747 68.1 64.3-71.7 180 16.4 13.7-19.6 70 5.8 4.3- 7.7 103 9.7 7.6-12.4
Disability
Yes 655 472 73.6 68.8-77.8 92 14.4 11.1-18.5 31 4.1 2.6- 6.4 60 7.9 5.7-10.9
No 603 396 66.0 60.8-70.9 110 17.1 13.6-21.2 40 6.0 4.1- 8.8 57 10.9 7.9-14.9

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*This question was asked of respondents with doctor-diagnosed diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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