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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Diabetes

A test for hemoglobin 'A one C' measures the average level of blood sugar over the past three months. About how many times in the past 12 months has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional checked you for hemoglobin 'A one C'?*

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  Total
Respond.#
1 time 2 times 3-4 times 5+ times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 534 96 18.0 14.6-22.0 128 26.0 21.7-30.8 186 30.6 26.4-35.2 58 9.8 7.4-12.8 66 15.6 11.7-20.4
GENDER
Male 222 39 16.9 12.2-22.9 61 27.7 21.2-35.3 69 27.8 21.8-34.7 23 9.1 5.9-13.9 30 18.5 12.3-26.9
Female 312 57 19.1 14.6-24.7 67 24.4 19.1-30.6 117 33.3 27.7-39.4 35 10.4 7.2-14.7 36 12.8 8.7-18.3
RACE
White 359 67 21.0 16.6-26.2 82 24.1 19.5-29.3 138 35.9 30.7-41.4 33 8.3 5.8-11.8 39 10.7 7.7-14.7
African American 155 27 14.4 9.5-21.2 41 28.1 20.5-37.3 42 24.2 17.5-32.3 20 10.7 6.6-16.9 25 22.6 14.9-32.9
Other 10 2 19.5 4.6-54.6 2 29.6 7.0-70.1 2 18.6 4.3-53.7 3 17.4 4.9-46.5 1 14.9 2.1-58.8
HISPANIC
Yes 15 3 24.8 8.2-55.0 2 10.1 2.4-34.3 5 31.8 12.1-61.1 2 12.3 2.6-42.4 3 21.0 6.0-52.6
No 511 93 18.0 14.6-22.0 125 27.0 22.5-31.9 177 30.2 26.0-34.8 55 9.6 7.2-12.7 61 15.2 11.3-20.2
AGE
18-24 2 1 52.4 6.4-94.6 1 47.6 5.4-93.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 27 7 26.0 12.4-46.6 8 35.9 18.6-57.8 8 19.8 9.2-37.6 1 3.5 0.5-21.3 3 14.8 3.9-42.2
35-44 45 8 15.9 7.3-31.2 11 25.5 13.2-43.6 11 14.9 7.5-27.4 6 12.2 4.9-27.3 9 31.6 15.6-53.6
45-54 113 25 20.5 13.4-30.1 27 28.2 18.9-39.9 36 30.5 21.6-41.2 16 12.3 7.2-20.2 9 8.4 4.2-16.0
55-64 162 34 21.9 15.4-30.1 33 21.5 14.8-30.2 63 38.8 30.6-47.7 23 11.5 7.3-17.5 9 6.3 2.7-14.1
65+ 177 21 11.9 7.6-18.2 45 26.1 19.3-34.3 64 30.5 23.7-38.4 12 7.1 3.8-12.8 35 24.3 17.0-33.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 17 12.7 7.5-20.6 22 15.5 9.8-23.5 39 29.7 21.4-39.7 15 9.6 5.5-16.3 30 32.5 22.6-44.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 174 33 18.3 12.7-25.7 39 27.4 19.8-36.4 63 30.2 23.1-38.4 22 11.4 7.2-17.8 17 12.7 6.9-22.0
Some Post-H.S. 122 17 15.0 9.0-23.8 34 31.1 22.1-41.9 44 31.5 23.3-41.0 16 13.2 7.8-21.5 11 9.2 4.9-16.6
College Graduate 114 29 27.8 19.4-38.1 33 32.0 22.7-43.0 40 31.7 23.2-41.5 5 3.4 1.3- 8.4 7 5.1 2.3-10.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 17 15.7 9.3-25.4 21 22.1 13.9-33.4 34 25.6 17.5-35.9 19 14.3 8.5-23.0 16 22.3 12.3-36.8
$15,000- $24,999 136 28 18.6 12.6-26.5 32 24.9 17.5-34.3 45 31.3 23.2-40.8 11 9.5 4.9-17.4 20 15.7 9.9-23.8
$25,000- $34,999 61 13 24.1 13.4-39.4 13 24.4 12.9-41.3 20 30.8 19.1-45.7 8 10.3 5.0-20.2 7 10.4 4.6-21.5
$35,000- $49,999 72 16 22.9 13.8-35.6 16 23.6 14.3-36.4 28 34.1 23.3-46.8 6 7.8 3.3-17.2 6 11.6 4.1-28.7
$50,000+ 96 19 22.7 14.6-33.5 30 32.6 22.9-44.0 35 32.4 23.4-42.9 7 6.3 2.9-12.8 5 6.1 2.5-14.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 39 9 26.1 13.8-43.7 10 25.6 14.0-42.0 11 27.3 14.9-44.6 3 6.5 1.9-20.1 6 14.5 6.2-30.3
Appalachia II 54 7 14.3 6.2-29.6 13 26.6 15.1-42.5 18 29.7 17.8-45.1 7 9.7 4.3-20.2 9 19.7 9.9-35.4
Appalachia III 46 7 16.3 7.6-31.5 9 17.3 8.6-31.8 14 25.5 14.0-41.7 7 20.0 9.4-37.6 9 21.0 9.6-39.9
Catawba 24 2 4.5 0.9-19.7 6 37.1 17.9-61.5 10 37.5 20.0-59.2 2 8.3 2.1-28.2 4 12.5 4.1-32.4
Edisto Savannah 42 8 16.9 7.8-32.9 8 21.8 9.0-44.2 18 31.7 18.0-49.5 3 5.5 1.7-16.3 5 24.1 8.8-51.0
Low Country 35 11 29.1 15.7-47.4 8 18.6 8.9-34.8 10 28.0 14.4-47.2 2 5.7 1.2-22.7 4 18.7 5.6-47.3
Palmetto 81 17 19.7 11.4-31.9 21 29.1 18.2-43.0 29 31.3 21.0-43.9 6 4.7 2.1-10.5 8 15.1 6.2-32.5
Pee Dee 35 4 10.2 3.7-25.4 8 19.7 9.2-37.2 13 35.1 19.7-54.4 4 14.5 5.0-35.1 6 20.5 8.5-41.7
Trident 63 13 22.9 13.1-37.0 18 29.6 18.5-43.7 17 25.7 15.6-39.3 10 13.9 6.9-26.0 5 7.9 3.1-18.5
Upper Savannah 29 5 15.7 6.2-34.7 4 27.4 10.3-55.4 12 27.9 14.6-46.8 5 16.0 6.1-35.7 3 13.0 3.9-35.2
Waccamaw 44 8 16.6 8.0-31.2 12 31.5 17.6-49.6 17 37.2 23.1-53.8 4 5.5 1.9-14.9 3 9.3 3.0-25.5
Wateree 39 5 17.9 7.2-38.2 11 29.4 16.2-47.4 17 37.1 22.1-55.0 4 10.1 3.7-25.1 2 5.4 1.3-20.0

* This question was asked of respondents who reported having been told by a doctor that they had diabetes. Never in the reponses represent those who had never had the test and those who had never heard of the test.

#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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