2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes

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 1-6 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 601 398 65.4 60.1-70.3 96 14.9 11.7-19.0 29 5.4 3.3- 8.8 78 14.2 10.9-18.4
GENDER
Male 264 165 65.4 57.7-72.3 48 14.1 9.7-20.0 *** *** *** 36 13.2 9.0-18.9
Female 337 233 65.4 58.0-72.1 48 15.7 11.2-21.6 *** *** *** 42 15.1 10.3-21.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 544 362 66.3 60.8-71.4 90 15.4 11.9-19.8 28 5.3 3.2- 8.6 64 13.0 9.6-17.3
No 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 188 114 64.0 54.6-72.4 38 17.0 11.5-24.3 *** *** *** 28 14.5 9.1-22.2
Obese 304 208 66.6 59.1-73.4 44 14.4 9.9-20.5 *** *** *** 36 12.4 8.2-18.4
Current Smoker
Yes 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 509 336 64.0 58.3-69.4 82 15.1 11.5-19.5 27 6.4 3.8-10.4 64 14.5 10.8-19.2
History of CVD**
Yes 152 *** *** *** 26 20.0 12.3-30.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 439 287 65.5 59.4-71.1 67 13.2 9.9-17.5 21 5.4 3.0- 9.5 64 15.9 11.9-21.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 538 361 65.9 60.4-71.1 82 15.0 11.5-19.3 25 4.8 2.8- 8.3 70 14.2 10.7-18.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 544 364 65.3 59.8-70.5 82 14.9 11.4-19.1 25 4.9 2.8- 8.4 73 14.9 11.3-19.4
COPD
Yes 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 493 322 63.5 57.7-69.0 82 15.7 12.0-20.3 24 6.1 3.6-10.1 65 14.7 10.9-19.4
Current Asthma
Yes 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 505 332 66.2 60.5-71.4 81 14.4 10.9-18.7 23 5.4 3.1- 9.2 69 14.1 10.5-18.6
Diabetes
Yes 601 398 65.4 60.1-70.3 96 14.9 11.7-19.0 29 5.4 3.3- 8.8 78 14.2 10.9-18.4
Functional Disability
Yes 325 228 70.8 63.5-77.2 50 14.3 10.0-20.1 *** *** *** 34 11.1 7.1-17.0
No 263 162 60.0 52.2-67.3 41 14.1 9.8-20.0 *** *** *** 44 18.4 13.1-25.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 462 313 66.1 60.0-71.8 73 15.3 11.4-20.2 23 5.4 3.0- 9.4 53 13.2 9.4-18.1
No 139 85 63.4 53.0-72.7 23 14.0 8.8-21.7 *** *** *** 25 17.0 10.6-26.1

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

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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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