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BRFSS Survey Results 2006 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 1,102 724 64.1 60.2-67.9 220 20.2 17.2-23.5 50 5.0 3.5- 7.0 16 1.4 0.8- 2.6 92 9.4 7.0-12.4
GENDER
Male 441 254 56.7 50.7-62.6 118 25.6 20.8-31.1 24 6.1 3.7- 9.7 9 1.8 0.8- 4.2 36 9.8 6.4-14.5
Female 661 470 70.8 65.7-75.4 102 15.3 12.0-19.2 26 4.0 2.5- 6.3 7 1.0 0.4- 2.3 56 9.0 6.0-13.4
RACE
White 716 463 63.6 58.8-68.0 143 19.6 16.3-23.4 32 4.8 3.2- 7.3 11 1.1 0.6- 2.2 67 10.9 7.7-15.1
African American 337 230 65.4 57.9-72.1 66 20.5 15.1-27.2 15 5.0 2.6- 9.2 5 2.0 0.7- 5.4 21 7.1 3.8-12.8
AGE
35-44 65 41 56.6 40.1-71.8 15 32.9 18.8-50.9 3 5.0 1.4-16.8 0 0.0 . - . 6 5.5 2.2-12.9
45-54 218 145 65.4 56.9-72.9 41 19.6 13.9-26.8 12 5.9 2.9-11.6 2 1.0 0.2- 3.8 18 8.2 4.5-14.5
55-64 314 207 64.7 57.8-71.0 59 16.8 12.7-21.8 16 6.0 3.3-10.8 5 2.3 0.7- 6.9 27 10.2 6.3-16.3
65+ 482 318 65.3 59.9-70.4 100 20.9 16.9-25.6 19 4.2 2.5- 7.2 9 1.6 0.8- 3.3 36 7.9 5.0-12.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 182 67.5 58.7-75.2 43 16.0 11.4-22.0 12 4.7 2.4- 9.0 5 2.7 1.0- 6.8 15 9.1 3.8-20.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 375 248 62.9 55.8-69.6 75 21.5 16.0-28.3 15 4.9 2.6- 9.0 4 1.3 0.4- 4.4 33 9.3 5.8-14.8
Some Post-H.S. 262 167 66.4 59.0-73.0 53 19.4 14.4-25.5 13 4.6 2.3- 9.1 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1 24 8.9 5.4-14.2
College Graduate 205 126 59.1 50.3-67.4 48 23.9 17.2-32.3 10 5.9 2.8-12.3 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7 19 10.3 6.3-16.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 244 192 79.9 73.1-85.4 29 11.0 7.1-16.8 8 3.6 1.5- 8.3 4 1.5 0.5- 4.6 11 3.9 2.0- 7.4
$15,000- $24,999 209 134 60.5 50.2-70.0 49 24.5 16.9-34.0 9 3.8 1.7- 8.2 3 2.0 0.5- 7.3 14 9.3 3.6-22.2
$25,000- $34,999 133 91 63.5 51.0-74.5 28 24.3 15.2-36.6 4 2.3 0.8- 6.4 0 0.0 . - . 10 9.8 3.9-22.7
$35,000- $49,999 115 67 56.9 45.3-67.8 28 19.3 12.4-28.8 11 14.8 7.7-26.3 1 2.3 0.3-14.2 8 6.8 2.9-15.1
$50,000+ 210 119 56.7 48.3-64.7 51 24.2 18.0-31.8 11 5.6 2.5-11.9 5 1.5 0.6- 3.9 24 12.0 7.5-18.5
Health District**
Appalachia I 87 62 67.5 54.6-78.1 12 17.9 9.6-30.9 3 4.2 1.2-13.5 2 1.6 0.4- 7.1 8 8.8 4.2-17.7
Appalachia II 51 31 58.7 43.0-72.9 7 15.5 6.8-31.3 5 12.1 4.9-26.9 1 3.2 0.5-19.5 7 10.5 4.8-21.5
Appalachia III 61 41 62.6 45.9-76.7 13 19.4 10.7-32.6 2 3.9 0.8-17.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 14.1 4.6-35.5
Catawba 47 37 72.3 53.2-85.7 7 21.0 9.0-41.7 1 2.3 0.3-14.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.4 1.1-16.0
Edisto Savannah 156 103 65.6 55.7-74.3 29 22.1 14.7-31.9 8 3.9 1.7- 8.5 3 1.3 0.4- 4.2 13 7.2 3.9-12.9
Low Country 112 72 57.8 46.9-68.1 26 29.7 20.3-41.2 6 5.8 2.5-12.8 0 0.0 . - . 8 6.6 3.1-13.9
Palmetto 92 54 58.9 46.7-70.1 21 22.5 13.7-34.5 6 6.8 2.8-15.6 2 2.3 0.5- 9.5 9 9.5 4.5-18.8
Pee Dee 111 73 66.1 54.1-76.2 22 21.5 12.8-33.7 2 2.9 0.7-11.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 13 9.2 5.0-16.5
Trident 110 66 61.2 49.0-72.2 26 17.4 11.3-25.9 5 3.4 1.3- 8.7 2 1.2 0.3- 5.2 11 16.8 8.3-30.9
Upper Savannah 79 45 57.5 44.5-69.5 20 23.3 14.5-35.2 5 9.6 3.4-24.0 2 3.2 0.7-12.7 7 6.5 2.9-13.9
Waccamaw 114 80 68.2 58.1-76.9 24 22.2 14.9-31.7 4 3.8 1.3-10.2 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 5 4.2 1.7- 9.9
Wateree 68 47 74.2 61.8-83.6 12 16.1 8.7-27.9 3 2.5 0.8- 8.0 2 2.3 0.6- 8.8 4 4.9 1.8-12.5
Region***
Region I 166 107 62.7 53.7-70.9 32 20.5 14.0-28.8 8 6.7 3.0-14.4 4 2.4 0.8- 6.8 15 7.7 4.4-13.1
Region II 112 72 61.0 49.4-71.4 20 17.8 11.1-27.2 7 7.4 3.3-15.7 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 12 12.6 5.8-25.0
Region III 139 91 63.1 53.0-72.1 28 22.0 14.5-32.0 7 5.4 2.4-11.7 2 1.6 0.4- 6.7 11 7.9 4.1-14.7
Region IV 179 120 69.1 60.3-76.7 34 19.5 13.0-28.1 5 2.8 1.0- 7.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 17 7.6 4.5-12.6
Region V 156 103 65.6 55.7-74.3 29 22.1 14.7-31.9 8 3.9 1.7- 8.5 3 1.3 0.4- 4.2 13 7.2 3.9-12.9
Region VI 114 80 68.2 58.1-76.9 24 22.2 14.9-31.7 4 3.8 1.3-10.2 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 5 4.2 1.7- 9.9
Region VII 110 66 61.2 49.0-72.2 26 17.4 11.3-25.9 5 3.4 1.3- 8.7 2 1.2 0.3- 5.2 11 16.8 8.3-30.9
Region VIII 112 72 57.8 46.9-68.1 26 29.7 20.3-41.2 6 5.8 2.5-12.8 0 0.0 . - . 8 6.6 3.1-13.9


Some demographic sections have been suppressed: Rows contained less than 50 respondents.

* 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 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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