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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 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
Respond.#
Never 1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 576 49 8.3 6.1-11.2 356 63.0 58.3-67.5 131 21.0 17.5-25.1 33 6.5 4.4- 9.4 7 1.2 0.5- 2.4
GENDER
Male 232 20 8.2 5.0-13.0 137 61.5 54.2-68.4 56 21.9 16.7-28.3 17 7.6 4.6-12.2 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0
Female 344 29 8.5 5.7-12.4 219 64.3 58.2-70.0 75 20.2 15.6-25.6 16 5.6 3.1- 9.9 5 1.5 0.6- 3.6
RACE
White 385 36 9.7 7.0-13.5 232 60.0 54.5-65.2 90 22.1 18.0-26.8 21 6.4 4.0-10.1 6 1.8 0.8- 4.0
African American 171 12 7.1 3.8-12.9 113 67.0 58.3-74.6 33 18.2 12.4-25.8 12 7.3 3.9-13.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
Other 11 1 2.5 0.3-16.8 7 73.7 42.0-91.6 3 23.8 7.0-56.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Yes 15 1 3.1 0.4-19.6 11 73.2 44.3-90.4 2 17.9 4.6-49.8 1 5.8 0.8-32.2 0 0.0 . - .
No 549 48 8.8 6.4-11.8 338 62.7 57.8-67.3 125 20.9 17.2-25.0 31 6.5 4.3- 9.5 7 1.2 0.6- 2.6
AGE
18-24 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 27 2 6.7 1.6-24.1 16 67.4 47.2-82.7 6 16.7 7.0-34.8 3 9.2 2.6-28.3 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 48 9 22.1 11.0-39.4 25 54.8 37.6-70.9 8 12.1 5.4-25.1 3 6.5 1.9-19.8 3 4.6 1.4-13.9
45-54 118 9 6.0 2.8-12.1 77 69.8 59.8-78.2 24 16.6 10.8-24.8 7 6.8 2.9-15.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4
55-64 169 11 6.1 3.3-11.3 103 60.0 51.1-68.2 44 26.2 19.2-34.8 9 6.4 3.1-12.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0
65+ 204 17 7.7 4.7-12.2 127 61.7 53.7-69.1 48 23.9 17.7-31.5 11 6.3 3.2-12.0 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 137 10 7.0 3.5-13.6 87 64.2 54.2-73.1 32 21.7 14.5-31.0 8 7.2 3.4-14.5 0 0.0 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 187 14 7.3 4.3-12.2 116 67.3 59.4-74.4 45 20.1 14.6-27.0 10 4.3 2.1- 8.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.5
Some Post-H.S. 134 14 8.2 4.7-14.1 85 62.1 52.2-71.0 26 21.9 14.5-31.6 7 6.5 2.8-14.3 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1
College Graduate 117 11 12.3 6.4-22.3 68 54.5 44.2-64.5 27 20.5 14.0-29.1 8 9.6 4.4-19.6 3 3.1 1.0- 9.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 119 8 4.5 2.0- 9.8 83 73.0 62.7-81.3 22 16.6 10.3-25.8 6 5.8 2.3-14.3 0 0.0 . - .
$15,000- $24,999 146 13 7.5 4.2-13.1 98 70.2 61.6-77.6 23 13.0 8.4-19.7 10 7.7 4.1-14.0 2 1.5 0.4- 6.0
$25,000- $34,999 62 4 5.1 1.9-13.1 42 70.9 55.3-82.7 16 24.1 13.1-40.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- $49,999 77 9 11.3 5.8-21.1 38 51.4 38.8-63.8 25 32.6 22.1-45.2 4 3.6 1.2-10.1 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2
$50,000+ 100 8 11.1 5.3-21.9 54 49.0 38.5-59.6 25 22.2 15.1-31.5 9 13.9 7.0-25.7 4 3.8 1.4- 9.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 39 1 3.4 0.5-20.3 21 56.2 39.6-71.5 15 35.4 21.6-52.2 1 2.4 0.3-15.2 1 2.6 0.4-16.6
Appalachia II 58 3 3.3 1.0-10.3 42 74.7 60.5-85.0 10 16.5 8.4-30.0 3 5.5 1.6-17.3 0 0.0 . - .
Appalachia III 51 6 13.1 5.7-27.3 27 60.2 44.0-74.4 17 25.0 14.6-39.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.7 0.2-11.4
Catawba 29 2 4.6 1.1-17.6 20 75.1 56.3-87.6 6 16.2 6.8-34.0 1 4.1 0.6-24.0 0 0.0 . - .
Edisto Savannah 43 5 13.8 5.4-30.8 25 67.1 49.3-81.1 9 12.9 6.0-25.6 3 4.6 1.4-14.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.7
Low Country 37 3 6.3 1.8-19.6 25 67.2 47.6-82.3 6 16.0 6.9-32.9 3 10.5 2.6-34.2 0 0.0 . - .
Palmetto 85 10 8.6 4.4-16.2 49 54.6 41.4-67.2 17 22.1 12.5-36.0 9 14.7 7.1-27.9 0 0.0 . - .
Pee Dee 39 1 1.8 0.2-11.9 26 66.6 48.4-81.0 7 17.7 7.9-35.1 3 10.0 3.1-27.9 2 3.9 0.9-14.6
Trident 71 9 11.8 6.0-22.0 41 56.2 43.2-68.4 15 23.6 14.2-36.6 5 6.7 2.6-16.3 1 1.7 0.2-11.3
Upper Savannah 32 6 25.3 10.8-48.6 20 53.3 33.0-72.6 5 19.8 6.9-45.3 1 1.6 0.2-10.9 0 0.0 . - .
Waccamaw 47 2 4.8 1.2-17.7 29 59.3 43.3-73.6 12 24.9 14.0-40.4 3 8.3 2.6-23.4 1 2.7 0.4-16.9
Wateree 42 1 2.0 0.3-13.1 29 75.0 59.3-86.0 11 21.2 11.1-36.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.1 0 0.0 . - .

* 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

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