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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Diabetes

About how often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? *

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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 1,440 1,000 68.5 64.6-72.2 256 18.9 15.9-22.4 59 3.5 2.5- 5.1 17 1.3 0.6- 2.8 108 7.7 5.8-10.2
GENDER
Male 540 342 65.1 58.5-71.1 121 22.7 17.7-28.5 29 3.5 2.1- 5.7 7 1.8 0.6- 5.0 41 7.0 4.3-11.2
Female 900 658 72.2 67.6-76.3 135 15.0 11.8-18.9 30 3.6 2.1- 6.1 10 0.8 0.4- 1.7 67 8.4 6.2-11.5
RACE
White 780 513 67.1 62.2-71.7 153 19.2 15.4-23.7 36 4.5 2.9- 7.0 7 0.7 0.3- 2.0 71 8.4 6.2-11.3
African American 525 382 70.2 62.5-77.0 84 18.0 12.8-24.6 21 2.7 1.4- 4.9 8 2.1 0.6- 7.2 30 7.1 3.9-12.6
Other 66 49 65.3 45.3-81.1 11 24.9 12.0-44.8 2 1.0 0.2- 4.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 8.7 1.6-35.8
HISPANIC
Yes 22 16 80.2 52.1-93.8 4 17.7 5.0-46.7 1 1.4 0.2-10.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2
No 1,358 934 67.9 63.8-71.8 245 19.1 15.9-22.7 58 3.7 2.6- 5.4 15 1.1 0.5- 2.7 106 8.1 6.1-10.7
AGE
18-24 5 5 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 19 13 75.7 45.9-92.0 3 13.5 3.0-44.0 1 4.9 0.6-29.5 1 2.0 0.2-14.0 1 3.9 0.5-25.0
35-44 82 52 68.8 54.1-80.4 13 17.5 8.8-31.7 7 4.3 1.7-10.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 9 9.1 3.7-20.7
45-54 226 159 67.7 57.6-76.4 37 17.0 10.7-26.0 9 4.3 1.7-10.2 4 2.4 0.5-10.9 17 8.6 4.5-15.7
55-64 433 271 62.0 54.3-69.1 100 23.1 17.4-30.1 17 3.8 2.1- 6.8 6 0.8 0.3- 2.2 39 10.3 6.4-16.3
65+ 675 500 73.1 67.8-77.8 103 17.9 13.7-22.9 25 2.6 1.5- 4.4 5 1.2 0.4- 3.7 42 5.2 3.4- 7.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 312 235 76.4 68.8-82.6 44 13.7 8.9-20.5 12 3.7 1.5- 8.5 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 18 5.8 3.2-10.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 527 373 69.1 62.2-75.2 93 19.5 14.5-25.6 19 2.5 1.4- 4.6 6 1.9 0.5- 6.3 36 7.0 4.1-11.9
Some Post-H.S. 315 211 62.1 53.5-70.0 63 24.8 17.9-33.3 14 3.7 1.8- 7.2 5 1.0 0.3- 3.1 22 8.4 5.0-13.7
College Graduate 280 178 67.9 58.7-75.9 55 16.1 10.9-23.2 14 5.2 2.4-10.7 2 1.1 0.2- 4.8 31 9.7 5.6-16.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 287 208 71.6 62.3-79.4 45 12.6 7.8-19.6 10 3.7 1.6- 8.7 4 1.9 0.5- 6.6 20 10.2 5.2-18.9
$15,000- $24,999 317 239 71.9 63.6-78.9 46 19.7 13.4-28.1 8 1.6 0.7- 3.7 5 1.1 0.4- 3.3 19 5.7 3.1-10.2
$25,000- $34,999 154 96 59.9 47.5-71.2 31 20.3 12.8-30.8 10 5.5 2.4-12.4 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 15 13.9 6.0-29.0
$35,000- $49,999 154 106 72.2 59.4-82.1 30 15.5 8.2-27.5 5 3.3 0.9-11.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 12 8.5 4.1-16.9
$50,000+ 263 160 65.1 55.8-73.4 61 22.4 15.7-31.0 17 5.3 2.7-10.1 3 0.9 0.2- 4.2 22 6.2 3.7-10.4
Health District**
Appalachia I 68 46 68.7 54.9-79.9 9 12.9 6.4-24.0 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 11 16.1 8.2-29.3
Appalachia II 87 64 71.7 57.2-82.8 13 19.5 10.4-33.6 3 3.4 0.9-12.1 0 0.0 . - . 7 5.4 2.1-13.5
Appalachia III 80 52 64.6 49.3-77.4 19 26.3 15.3-41.4 2 1.1 0.2- 4.4 3 3.3 0.8-12.5 4 4.7 1.3-15.8
Catawba 31 27 86.7 64.3-96.0 2 2.8 0.6-12.4 1 3.6 0.5-22.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 6.8 1.0-35.6
Edisto Savannah 184 133 68.7 58.8-77.1 30 17.5 10.8-27.0 7 3.9 1.7- 8.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 13 8.7 4.5-15.9
Low Country 157 109 64.6 54.5-73.4 31 22.4 15.0-32.1 7 6.9 3.0-15.1 2 1.1 0.2- 4.5 8 5.1 2.4-10.5
Palmetto 158 104 61.1 47.7-73.0 28 27.6 17.1-41.4 8 3.2 1.1- 8.8 3 3.9 0.7-19.3 15 4.2 2.1- 8.1
Pee Dee 108 77 68.7 55.2-79.6 17 17.5 8.8-31.9 6 6.8 2.4-17.6 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 7 6.7 2.9-14.6
Trident 162 116 63.5 51.7-73.8 28 19.7 12.2-30.3 4 2.0 0.5- 7.9 2 1.6 0.3- 8.3 12 13.3 6.6-24.9
Upper Savannah 125 78 69.6 56.6-80.1 27 17.8 10.3-28.9 8 3.8 1.7- 8.1 2 1.2 0.3- 5.3 10 7.7 2.8-19.3
Waccamaw 184 127 73.1 64.2-80.4 36 16.5 11.0-24.1 7 3.1 1.3- 7.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 12 6.6 3.2-13.3
Wateree 79 56 64.6 46.5-79.4 14 23.1 10.3-43.9 4 6.0 1.8-18.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 6.3 2.0-17.6
Region***
Region I 193 124 69.1 59.5-77.3 36 14.8 9.6-22.3 9 2.4 1.0- 5.6 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 21 12.7 7.2-21.4
Region II 167 116 68.8 58.4-77.7 32 22.2 14.7-32.2 5 2.4 0.8- 7.3 3 1.3 0.3- 5.2 11 5.2 2.4-10.8
Region III 189 131 71.5 60.0-80.7 30 17.5 10.6-27.6 9 3.4 1.2- 9.2 3 2.3 0.4-12.2 16 5.3 1.8-14.4
Region IV 187 133 67.1 56.4-76.3 31 19.7 11.7-31.1 10 6.5 3.0-13.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 12 6.5 3.4-12.3
Region V 184 133 68.7 58.8-77.1 30 17.5 10.8-27.0 7 3.9 1.7- 8.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 13 8.7 4.5-15.9
Region VI 184 127 73.1 64.2-80.4 36 16.5 11.0-24.1 7 3.1 1.3- 7.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 12 6.6 3.2-13.3
Region VII 162 116 63.5 51.7-73.8 28 19.7 12.2-30.3 4 2.0 0.5- 7.9 2 1.6 0.3- 8.3 12 13.3 6.6-24.9
Region VIII 157 109 64.6 54.5-73.4 31 22.4 15.0-32.1 7 6.9 3.0-15.1 2 1.1 0.2- 4.5 8 5.1 2.4-10.5

*This question was asked of respondents who reported having been told by a doctor that they had diabetes.
*Includes times when checked by a family member or friend, but not when checked by a health professional.

#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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