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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Diabetes

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,517 1,002 65.2 62.1-68.1 327 22.3 19.7-25.0 61 3.9 2.9- 5.3 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 94 6.7 5.3- 8.6
-Northeastern Partnership 140 91 64.0 54.3-72.6 34 23.5 16.5-32.2 4 3.2 1.1- 9.4 2 1.0 0.2- 4.2 9 8.4 3.9-17.0
GENDER
Male 41 26 67.1 50.7-80.1 13 29.0 16.7-45.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.0 1.0-14.7
Female 99 65 62.1 50.0-72.8 21 20.1 12.6-30.5 4 5.2 1.7-14.6 2 1.6 0.4- 6.6 7 11.0 4.6-24.0
RACE
White 61 40 69.5 56.1-80.3 15 21.3 12.3-34.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 5 8.4 3.4-19.1
African American 74 48 62.6 48.9-74.5 18 24.2 15.0-36.6 3 3.1 0.9- 9.6 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9 4 9.0 2.9-24.2
AGE
18-24 3 2 43.8 6.5-89.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 56.2 10.3-93.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 8 6 69.8 29.0-92.9 2 30.2 7.1-71.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 30 20 60.4 38.6-78.7 8 26.6 12.9-47.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 13.0 2.8-43.7
55-64 38 26 68.9 50.4-82.9 9 22.5 10.9-40.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.7 0.4-16.7 2 5.9 1.3-23.7
65-74 40 23 61.9 44.5-76.7 12 27.5 15.0-44.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.2- 7.8 4 9.4 3.4-23.4
75+ 19 12 63.5 38.5-82.9 3 13.7 3.9-38.1 3 13.9 4.2-37.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.9 1.3-42.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 45 31 68.0 51.0-81.3 7 13.5 6.2-27.0 4 10.3 3.5-27.0 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 2 7.2 1.8-24.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 51 34 68.7 53.1-80.9 13 24.3 13.5-39.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 7.1 2.6-18.0
Some Post-H.S. 28 16 49.7 29.5-70.1 9 35.1 18.2-56.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.9 0.4-18.1 2 12.3 2.3-45.6
College Graduate 16 10 67.5 40.5-86.3 5 24.9 9.2-52.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.7 1.1-38.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 46 31 73.9 58.6-85.1 9 15.4 7.4-29.2 2 3.4 0.8-13.5 1 1.0 0.1- 7.2 3 6.2 1.7-20.5
$15,000- 24,999 30 22 71.8 51.6-85.9 6 21.5 9.5-41.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.3 0.5-20.2 1 3.4 0.5-20.9
$25,000- 34,999 8 5 63.3 26.0-89.5 3 36.7 10.5-74.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 9 3 30.7 8.7-67.4 4 28.5 8.2-64.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 40.8 10.6-80.0
$50,000-74,999 5 4 67.4 18.4-95.0 1 32.6 5.0-81.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 3 3 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 86 58 66.9 54.2-77.6 16 17.1 10.0-27.7 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9 2 1.6 0.4- 6.9 8 12.7 5.7-25.8
No 51 31 58.9 43.3-72.9 17 33.2 20.5-48.8 2 5.9 1.4-22.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.0 0.3-13.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 18 10 57.0 32.7-78.4 6 34.3 15.5-59.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.7 2.1-29.4
Non-Veteran 122 81 65.4 55.0-74.6 28 21.2 14.3-30.2 4 3.9 1.3-11.2 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0 7 8.3 3.4-18.6

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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