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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes Control

During the past 12 months, was there any time that you did not have testing supplies (strips, lancets, meter)
or diabetes medicine due to lack of money?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, only testing supplies Yes, only medicines Yes, testing supplies and medicinces No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 771 23 3.0 1.7- 5.3 24 3.8 2.4- 6.0 62 8.5 6.3-11.5 662 84.6 81.0-87.7
GENDER
Male 324 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 8.5 5.4-13.1 281 85.6 80.1-89.8
Female 447 15 3.7 1.8- 7.5 14 3.9 2.2- 6.8 37 8.6 5.7-12.8 381 83.9 78.7-88.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 478 11 3.3 1.5- 6.9 17 4.1 2.3- 7.3 30 6.8 4.3-10.7 420 85.8 80.8-89.6
Non-Hispanic Black 210 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 10.3 6.4-16.1 173 84.5 77.9-89.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 19.6 12.4-29.6 *** *** ***
55-64 212 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 9.8 5.8-16.0 172 84.2 77.4-89.2
65-74 256 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 240 93.4 88.1-96.4
75+ 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 114 94.2 86.6-97.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 10.8 6.0-18.7 108 79.5 69.5-86.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 259 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 11.8 7.8-17.5 214 83.0 76.8-87.8
Some Post-H.S. 219 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 6.8 3.3-13.3 193 85.6 78.4-90.7
College Graduate 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 145 94.1 88.7-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 18.4 11.1-28.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 9.9 5.2-18.1 119 79.2 69.4-86.4
$25,000- 34,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 84 94.9 87.0-98.1
$75,000+ 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 98 98.3 92.2-99.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 385 16 3.9 2.1- 7.1 13 3.6 1.9- 6.6 46 12.2 8.5-17.1 310 80.3 74.8-84.9
No 380 *** *** *** 11 4.1 2.1- 7.9 15 4.9 2.7- 8.9 347 88.7 83.3-92.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 405 13 3.3 1.7- 6.3 16 4.3 2.5- 7.5 49 12.8 9.1-17.7 327 79.6 74.1-84.2
No 364 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 4.2 2.3- 7.8 332 89.7 84.4-93.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 115 93.6 86.9-97.0
Non-Veteran 647 20 3.1 1.7- 5.7 22 4.3 2.6- 6.8 58 9.5 7.0-12.9 547 83.1 79.0-86.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 153 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 136 87.8 79.8-92.9
Regional City or Suburban County 179 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 8.0 4.3-14.5 153 84.2 75.9-90.0
Rural 440 12 2.5 1.2- 5.3 15 4.5 2.6- 7.9 40 9.9 6.7-14.4 373 83.0 77.8-87.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 209 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 6.4 3.1-12.7 184 86.2 78.1-91.6
Unemployed 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 341 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 321 94.3 90.7-96.5
Unable to Work 163 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 18.3 11.9-26.9 117 72.3 63.0-80.0
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 16.6 9.2-28.2 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 12.2 6.5-21.7 114 79.1 68.8-86.6
151% to 200% 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 295 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 4.4 2.4- 8.2 274 92.2 86.6-95.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 201 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 10.9 6.3-18.0 171 84.6 77.0-90.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 317 *** *** *** 13 4.8 2.6- 8.8 26 7.8 4.8-12.5 268 84.2 78.5-88.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 254 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 8.4 4.9-13.9 223 84.9 78.1-89.9

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*Asked of all respondents with doctor-diagnosed diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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