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2015 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 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 758 504 65.8 61.6-69.7 136 17.7 14.6-21.1 59 7.9 5.9-10.5 59 8.7 6.5-11.4
No 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 263 161 58.7 51.5-65.5 56 21.4 16.2-27.7 22 10.4 6.4-16.2 24 9.6 6.2-14.6
Obese 407 276 69.3 63.7-74.4 64 14.9 11.2-19.7 29 5.6 3.7- 8.5 38 10.1 7.1-14.2
Current Smoker
Yes 125 80 62.8 52.5-72.1 25 19.0 12.3-28.1 *** *** *** 14 13.2 7.5-22.1
No 667 442 65.6 61.1-69.8 121 18.1 14.8-21.9 52 7.8 5.6-10.6 52 8.6 6.3-11.6
History of CVD**
Yes 241 168 70.6 63.3-77.0 37 13.5 9.3-19.1 19 8.5 5.0-14.0 17 7.4 4.4-12.4
No 567 362 62.1 57.2-66.7 114 20.7 16.9-25.0 38 6.5 4.5- 9.4 53 10.7 8.0-14.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 731 492 66.1 61.9-70.2 129 17.6 14.5-21.2 51 7.1 5.1- 9.7 59 9.1 6.9-12.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 749 503 66.3 62.1-70.2 131 17.6 14.5-21.1 54 7.1 5.2- 9.7 61 9.0 6.8-11.9
COPD
Yes 152 106 70.6 61.3-78.5 18 11.5 6.5-19.5 *** *** *** 16 10.3 6.0-17.1
No 663 427 63.1 58.6-67.4 132 19.8 16.5-23.7 49 7.3 5.3-10.1 55 9.7 7.3-12.9
Current Asthma
Yes 128 90 72.0 61.6-80.5 22 16.8 10.2-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 689 443 63.1 58.7-67.3 130 18.8 15.5-22.5 53 8.0 5.9-10.8 63 10.2 7.7-13.2
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 646 434 66.4 61.8-70.6 113 17.2 14.0-21.0 44 7.0 4.9- 9.8 55 9.4 7.0-12.5
No 175 103 57.6 49.0-65.9 39 22.9 16.4-31.1 17 8.5 5.0-14.1 16 11.0 6.4-18.1

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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 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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