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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have diabetes?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No No, borderline diabetes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,524 891 11.3 10.4-12.2 41 0.6 0.4- 0.8 5,465 86.5 85.5-87.4 127 1.6 1.3- 2.0
-Western 1,237 162 11.9 9.7-14.3 *** *** *** 1,039 85.0 82.3-87.3 30 2.8 1.8- 4.2
GENDER
Male 545 72 11.5 8.5-15.5 *** *** *** 458 85.3 81.0-88.8 *** *** ***
Female 692 90 12.2 9.5-15.5 *** *** *** 581 84.7 81.0-87.7 15 2.4 1.3- 4.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,071 144 12.5 10.2-15.3 *** *** *** 899 84.7 81.7-87.3 25 2.6 1.6- 4.2
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 150 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 168 24 19.1 12.1-28.9 *** *** *** 139 77.6 67.8-85.1 *** *** ***
55-64 261 34 14.1 9.5-20.3 *** *** *** 219 83.1 76.6-88.1 *** *** ***
65-74 278 58 21.0 15.6-27.5 *** *** *** 211 74.4 67.3-80.5 *** *** ***
75+ 177 38 21.9 15.3-30.4 *** *** *** 130 69.8 60.6-77.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 41 22.1 15.3-30.9 *** *** *** 116 73.3 64.2-80.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 346 53 13.2 9.6-17.9 *** *** *** 282 83.2 78.0-87.3 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 359 37 7.8 5.0-12.0 *** *** *** 313 89.2 84.5-92.6 *** *** ***
College Graduate 367 32 6.3 4.2- 9.3 *** *** *** 328 92.3 89.0-94.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 35 24.0 15.8-34.9 *** *** *** 109 71.6 60.9-80.4 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 226 37 14.0 9.5-20.2 *** *** *** 181 81.7 74.7-87.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 95 83.9 74.1-90.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 18 11.8 6.7-19.8 *** *** *** 123 84.6 75.7-90.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** *** 185 93.4 88.9-96.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 358 85 23.5 18.0-30.1 *** *** *** 257 72.2 65.4-78.1 15 4.1 2.3- 7.1
No 807 71 7.9 5.9-10.5 *** *** *** 717 89.2 86.2-91.6 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 403 92 22.2 17.3-28.2 *** *** *** 294 73.1 67.0-78.5 16 4.5 2.5- 7.7
No 817 69 7.6 5.6-10.2 *** *** *** 729 89.8 86.9-92.1 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 22 11.3 6.9-18.0 *** *** *** 134 85.0 77.6-90.2 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,076 141 12.0 9.7-14.7 *** *** *** 904 84.9 81.9-87.4 25 2.7 1.7- 4.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 36 9.4 6.6-13.2 *** *** *** 266 87.9 83.6-91.2 *** *** ***
Rural 927 127 12.9 10.3-16.2 *** *** *** 773 83.7 80.2-86.7 23 3.0 1.9- 5.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 573 32 5.2 3.3- 8.0 *** *** *** 531 93.1 89.9-95.3 *** *** ***
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 418 84 19.8 15.5-24.9 *** *** *** 319 74.4 68.8-79.4 15 5.8 3.3-10.0
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 137 23 18.2 11.1-28.5 *** *** *** 108 79.0 68.7-86.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 213 39 16.4 10.9-24.0 *** *** *** 165 76.7 68.4-83.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 86 14 12.6 6.9-22.0 *** *** *** 69 84.2 74.1-90.9 *** *** ***
More than 200% 534 52 8.5 5.9-12.1 *** *** *** 470 89.6 85.8-92.4 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 400 53 12.6 8.8-17.7 *** *** *** 334 83.8 78.2-88.1 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 483 72 14.3 10.5-19.2 *** *** *** 397 82.0 76.8-86.2 14 3.7 2.0- 6.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 355 38 8.7 6.2-12.3 *** *** *** 308 89.0 85.1-91.9 *** *** ***

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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.

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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