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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.*


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
1 or more times/day
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
1 or more times/week
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
1 or more times/month
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
1 or more times/year
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Never
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 229 104  44.5  (37.5-51.6) 65  29.4  (23.3-36.4) 19   8.7  ( 5.4-13.7) 18   6.4  ( 3.9-10.3) 23  11.1  ( 7.1-16.8)
GENDER            
Male  81  37  42.7  (31.8-54.3) 27  35.0  (24.7-46.8)  8   9.9  ( 4.7-19.5)  3   3.0  ( 0.9- 9.4)  6   9.5  ( 4.2-20.0)
Female 148  67  46.0  (37.4-54.8) 38  24.7  (18.0-32.9) 11   7.6  ( 4.1-13.7) 15   9.3  ( 5.5-15.3) 17  12.4  ( 7.4-20.0)
RACE            
White 157  75  47.6  (39.2-56.2) 40  26.4  (19.5-34.8) 15  10.2  ( 5.9-16.9) 13   6.4  ( 3.6-11.3) 14   9.4  ( 5.3-16.0)
African American  66  28  39.3  (27.3-52.7) 22  35.6  (23.8-49.4)  3   3.9  ( 1.2-11.8)  5   6.8  ( 2.7-16.1)  8  14.4  ( 6.6-28.6)
AGE            
18-49  53  26  49.8  (35.1-64.6) 15  29.4  (17.4-45.1)  5  10.9  ( 4.1-25.8)  3   3.4  ( 1.1-10.4)  4   6.5  ( 2.3-16.7)
50+ 173  77  43.0  (35.2-51.1) 48  28.7  (21.9-36.7) 14   8.0  ( 4.6-13.4) 15   7.5  ( 4.4-12.5) 19  12.8  ( 7.9-20.1)
EDUCATION            
H.S. or G.E.D. or Less 148  63  41.8  (33.4-50.6) 41  28.7  (21.2-37.5) 12   7.5  ( 4.1-13.1) 12   7.3  ( 4.0-12.9) 20  14.8  ( 9.3-22.8)
Some Post-H.S. or College  81  41  49.2  (37.4-61.1) 24  30.6  (20.7-42.7)  7  10.7  ( 4.8-22.0)  6   4.9  ( 2.1-10.9)  3   4.6  ( 1.3-15.3)
HOUSEHOLD INCOME            
Less than $25,000 111  51  45.6  (35.7-55.8) 31  27.8  (19.6-37.8)  9   9.6  ( 4.8-18.5)  9   7.3  ( 3.7-14.1) 11   9.6  ( 5.0-17.7)
$50,000+  76  32  41.6  (30.3-54.0) 25  33.2  (22.7-45.7)  8  10.6  ( 5.1-20.8)  6   6.2  ( 2.6-13.9)  5   8.3  ( 3.3-19.8)

*Asked to respondents who reported being told by a doctor that s/he had diabetes.
#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.