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2015 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 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 821 537 64.5 60.5-68.3 152 18.4 15.5-21.8 61 7.3 5.5- 9.8 71 9.8 7.6-12.5
GENDER
Male 342 209 60.4 54.1-66.3 68 20.4 15.8-25.8 32 8.9 6.0-13.1 33 10.3 7.1-14.7
Female 479 328 68.1 62.9-73.0 84 16.7 13.0-21.2 29 5.9 3.8- 9.0 38 9.3 6.5-13.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 519 331 61.2 56.0-66.1 98 19.7 15.9-24.2 44 8.8 6.2-12.2 46 10.4 7.6-14.1
Non-Hispanic Black 236 162 70.1 62.9-76.4 40 15.7 11.1-21.8 14 5.1 2.8- 9.4 20 9.0 5.6-14.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 129 75 56.2 46.1-65.9 31 26.4 18.2-36.5 13 7.4 4.0-13.3 *** *** ***
55-64 227 153 67.4 59.8-74.2 32 12.1 8.2-17.6 19 9.1 5.4-14.9 23 11.4 7.3-17.3
65-74 242 157 62.7 55.0-69.8 52 21.9 16.3-28.9 15 7.0 3.7-12.7 18 8.4 5.0-13.7
75+ 154 108 71.6 62.6-79.1 25 15.4 9.9-23.1 *** *** *** 11 6.8 3.5-12.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 128 89 67.1 56.9-75.8 17 14.4 8.7-23.1 *** *** *** 12 9.2 5.0-16.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 280 192 70.2 63.8-75.9 53 17.6 13.1-23.2 15 4.5 2.5- 8.0 20 7.7 4.7-12.3
Some Post-H.S. 242 152 59.0 51.5-66.1 48 22.0 16.2-29.1 16 6.0 3.5-10.2 26 13.0 8.6-19.1
College Graduate 169 104 60.3 51.7-68.4 33 18.5 13.0-25.7 20 13.2 8.2-20.5 12 8.0 4.3-14.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 91 66.0 56.3-74.5 24 15.7 10.0-23.7 *** *** *** 19 14.7 9.0-23.0
$15,000- 24,999 182 125 68.0 59.4-75.6 33 17.6 11.9-25.3 *** *** *** 15 9.5 5.4-16.1
$25,000- 34,999 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 87 *** *** *** 11 14.1 7.4-25.3 16 18.6 10.8-30.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 409 294 72.3 66.8-77.2 61 14.4 10.7-19.0 21 4.2 2.6- 6.9 33 9.1 6.2-13.1
No 393 235 57.3 51.4-63.0 87 22.7 18.1-28.0 38 10.5 7.3-15.0 33 9.4 6.4-13.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 84 54.3 44.5-63.7 31 21.5 14.8-30.3 15 11.6 6.4-19.9 16 12.6 7.5-20.6
Non-Veteran 675 453 66.7 62.3-70.8 121 17.8 14.5-21.5 46 6.4 4.6- 8.9 55 9.1 6.8-12.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 174 111 64.5 56.0-72.2 30 16.3 11.1-23.4 *** *** *** 25 16.0 10.6-23.4
Regional City or Suburban 165 109 68.9 60.3-76.4 30 17.6 11.9-25.3 12 5.2 2.7- 9.5 14 8.3 4.4-14.9
Rural 482 317 62.5 57.0-67.6 92 19.8 15.7-24.6 41 10.3 7.2-14.5 32 7.4 5.1-10.7

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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