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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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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 #
Respondents
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%)
TOTAL 996 630 63.4 59.9-66.8 208 20.9 18.2-24.0 53 5.9 4.3- 7.9 13 1.3 0.7- 2.4 92 8.5 6.8-10.6
GENDER
Male 419 248 59.9 54.4-65.2 100 23.7 19.4-28.5 21 6.6 4.1-10.3 5 1.2 0.5- 2.9 45 8.6 6.2-11.9
Female 577 382 66.7 62.1-71.0 108 18.3 14.9-22.3 32 5.2 3.6- 7.6 8 1.4 0.6- 3.3 47 8.3 6.1-11.3
RACE
White 615 387 63.9 59.5-68.0 133 21.6 18.2-25.4 31 5.2 3.6- 7.6 9 1.6 0.8- 3.4 55 7.6 5.8-10.1
African American 350 221 61.9 55.7-67.8 70 20.4 15.9-25.8 21 7.1 4.3-11.3 4 1.0 0.3- 3.0 34 9.6 6.6-13.8
Other 21 17 79.9 53.8-93.1 2 13.1 3.0-42.6 1 2.5 0.3-16.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.5 0.6-26.3
HISPANIC
Yes 10 6 68.3 35.5-89.5 2 21.6 5.2-57.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 10.1 2.2-36.5
No 951 602 63.4 59.8-66.9 198 20.9 18.0-24.0 52 6.1 4.5- 8.2 13 1.4 0.7- 2.5 86 8.2 6.5-10.4
AGE
18-24 5 4 79.7 29.9-97.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 20.3 2.7-70.1 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 27 19 69.7 48.5-84.8 3 12.1 3.8-32.5 3 10.0 2.9-29.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.3 1.9-29.5
35-44 75 49 67.4 54.4-78.2 13 18.2 10.1-30.5 8 10.0 4.5-20.7 0 0.0 . - . 5 4.4 1.7-11.2
45-54 171 103 62.7 54.0-70.7 34 17.1 11.8-24.1 10 7.1 3.5-13.8 4 1.9 0.6- 5.8 20 11.2 6.8-17.7
55-64 311 190 60.2 54.0-66.0 68 23.1 18.3-28.8 18 5.8 3.6- 9.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 33 10.1 7.0-14.3
65+ 405 263 63.4 57.9-68.6 90 24.3 19.8-29.6 14 3.6 2.0- 6.3 6 1.4 0.6- 3.5 32 7.3 5.0-10.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 235 155 64.8 57.3-71.6 47 20.1 14.8-26.7 11 4.6 2.4- 8.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 21 10.3 6.4-16.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 351 225 65.0 59.0-70.6 72 20.2 15.8-25.5 20 6.6 4.1-10.4 5 1.2 0.4- 3.4 29 7.0 4.7-10.5
Some Post-H.S. 240 145 59.0 51.6-66.0 55 24.1 18.4-30.9 14 7.0 3.6-13.2 2 1.1 0.3- 4.6 24 8.8 5.7-13.4
College Graduate 167 103 63.8 55.5-71.3 33 19.2 13.4-26.6 8 4.7 2.3- 9.3 5 3.7 1.5- 9.1 18 8.7 5.3-13.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 234 153 68.6 61.4-75.1 38 15.4 10.8-21.5 16 5.8 3.3-10.0 4 1.5 0.4- 5.3 23 8.6 5.6-13.2
$15,000- $24,999 213 134 65.5 57.8-72.4 51 20.4 15.1-27.1 10 5.6 2.8-10.6 0 0.0 . - . 18 8.5 5.2-13.7
$25,000- $34,999 98 55 50.1 38.6-61.7 27 30.0 20.5-41.7 5 7.7 3.0-18.3 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 10 10.8 4.8-22.4
$35,000- $49,999 125 70 56.3 46.4-65.8 28 22.6 15.4-31.9 13 11.3 6.2-19.6 3 2.4 0.7- 8.2 11 7.4 3.8-13.7
$50,000+ 177 117 65.7 57.5-73.1 33 19.7 13.9-27.1 5 3.9 1.4-10.7 4 2.5 0.9- 6.7 18 8.2 5.0-13.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 55 35 57.7 42.1-71.9 8 19.5 8.8-37.7 5 9.8 3.6-23.9 1 1.9 0.3-12.1 6 11.2 4.9-23.3
Appalachia II 93 60 65.5 54.0-75.5 18 17.9 10.7-28.2 5 5.8 2.2-14.1 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 9 8.7 4.2-17.2
Appalachia III 85 53 65.2 53.5-75.4 15 16.0 9.4-25.7 6 6.5 2.8-14.4 1 2.1 0.3-13.2 10 10.2 5.2-19.0
Catawba 62 40 62.6 48.0-75.2 12 21.4 11.8-35.8 5 7.0 2.6-17.7 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.0 3.2-22.8
Edisto Savannah 89 58 66.0 54.3-76.1 14 15.0 8.7-24.8 3 5.0 1.5-15.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 13 13.5 7.5-23.1
Low Country 52 32 65.4 49.7-78.3 12 20.1 10.9-34.1 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 6 9.7 4.2-20.9
Palmetto 140 91 64.4 54.8-72.9 34 26.1 18.7-35.2 5 4.6 1.7-11.5 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7 9 4.0 1.9- 8.0
Pee Dee 104 75 73.3 62.7-81.8 19 18.5 11.4-28.4 3 2.0 0.6- 6.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.4 5 5.4 2.1-13.1
Trident 106 66 64.2 52.7-74.2 25 21.2 13.7-31.4 7 8.1 3.4-18.1 2 2.5 0.6- 9.7 6 4.1 1.7- 9.6
Upper Savannah 63 33 54.8 40.6-68.3 14 18.0 10.0-30.1 6 11.1 4.6-24.2 0 0.0 . - . 10 16.1 8.5-28.5
Waccamaw 79 43 49.4 36.8-62.1 25 36.5 24.8-50.0 2 1.7 0.4- 7.4 2 1.6 0.4- 6.9 7 10.8 4.2-25.2
Wateree 56 35 59.6 43.5-74.0 11 18.8 9.7-33.2 4 10.9 3.3-30.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 5 9.9 3.9-22.8
Region***
Region I 118 68 56.2 45.7-66.1 22 18.7 11.6-28.8 11 10.5 5.5-19.2 1 0.9 0.1- 5.8 16 13.8 8.4-21.9
Region II 178 113 65.4 57.3-72.7 33 17.0 11.8-23.8 11 6.1 3.3-11.2 2 2.1 0.5- 8.0 19 9.4 5.7-15.0
Region III 202 131 63.8 55.9-71.1 46 24.7 18.5-32.1 10 5.3 2.6-10.4 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 14 5.5 2.9-10.1
Region IV 160 110 68.5 59.4-76.3 30 18.6 12.7-26.4 7 5.1 2.0-12.6 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6 10 7.0 3.6-13.0
Region V 89 58 66.0 54.3-76.1 14 15.0 8.7-24.8 3 5.0 1.5-15.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 13 13.5 7.5-23.1
Region VI 79 43 49.4 36.8-62.1 25 36.5 24.8-50.0 2 1.7 0.4- 7.4 2 1.6 0.4- 6.9 7 10.8 4.2-25.2
Region VII 106 66 64.2 52.7-74.2 25 21.2 13.7-31.4 7 8.1 3.4-18.1 2 2.5 0.6- 9.7 6 4.1 1.7- 9.6
Region VIII 52 32 65.4 49.7-78.3 12 20.1 10.9-34.1 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 6 9.7 4.2-20.9

* This question was asked of respondents who reported having been told by a doctor that they had diabetes.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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