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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 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 1,448 980 65.5 61.3-69.6 299 21.4 18.2-24.9 59 5.0 3.0- 8.1 9 0.6 0.2- 1.9 101 7.5 5.6- 9.8
GENDER
Male 578 355 61.2 54.4-67.5 142 23.6 18.8-29.2 30 7.0 3.6-13.2 5 0.6 0.2- 1.7 46 7.7 5.2-11.3
Female 870 625 69.7 64.4-74.6 157 19.2 15.2-24.0 29 3.1 1.7- 5.4 4 0.7 0.1- 3.8 55 7.2 4.8-10.7
RACE
White 741 473 62.2 56.7-67.5 169 24.4 20.0-29.3 28 3.1 1.9- 5.1 6 1.0 0.3- 3.2 65 9.2 6.5-13.0
African American 561 404 70.8 63.7-77.1 99 18.3 13.1-24.9 27 6.1 3.4-10.8 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 29 4.6 2.8- 7.6
Other 65 49 66.9 41.1-85.4 8 10.1 4.2-22.4 3 16.6 3.0-55.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 6.4 2.2-17.2
HISPANIC
Yes 17 12 35.2 8.1-77.1 1 1.9 0.2-15.3 2 58.2 16.4-90.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.8 0.7-27.8
No 1,355 917 66.2 62.0-70.1 277 21.7 18.4-25.4 56 4.0 2.7- 5.8 8 0.7 0.2- 2.0 97 7.5 5.6-10.0
AGE
18-24 2 1 13.6 1.0-71.5 1 86.4 28.5-99.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 10 9 92.3 58.3-99.0 1 7.7 1.0-41.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 71 42 55.6 38.3-71.7 10 15.4 7.6-28.6 6 12.7 3.4-37.6 1 2.6 0.4-16.2 12 13.8 6.4-27.3
45-54 203 136 66.7 56.9-75.3 40 20.1 13.3-29.2 8 4.8 1.8-12.2 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 18 8.3 4.5-14.9
55-64 450 299 63.7 56.2-70.6 96 23.5 17.8-30.4 21 3.6 2.0- 6.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 32 8.8 5.6-13.6
65+ 712 493 68.9 63.7-73.6 151 21.9 18.0-26.5 24 4.2 2.3- 7.5 5 0.6 0.2- 2.2 39 4.4 2.8- 6.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 363 271 77.3 69.9-83.4 59 12.8 8.8-18.1 10 4.7 2.0-10.8 2 0.2 0.0- 0.9 21 5.0 2.8- 8.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 490 323 66.0 59.3-72.1 113 23.1 17.9-29.1 23 3.5 2.1- 5.9 4 0.8 0.2- 3.0 27 6.5 3.5-11.8
Some Post-H.S. 327 216 61.6 53.4-69.2 70 22.9 17.0-30.3 14 5.6 2.9-10.5 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 26 8.7 5.1-14.4
College Graduate 266 169 56.9 46.2-67.0 57 27.1 18.9-37.3 12 6.5 1.7-22.4 2 0.2 0.0- 1.0 26 9.3 5.5-15.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 304 235 77.5 69.5-83.8 42 13.1 8.7-19.3 12 5.1 2.0-12.2 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 13 4.1 2.1- 7.9
$15,000- $24,999 320 230 75.1 63.7-83.9 56 13.4 8.8-19.8 10 7.2 1.8-24.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 23 4.0 2.1- 7.2
$25,000- $34,999 183 119 62.5 50.3-73.3 46 26.8 17.4-39.0 5 2.1 0.7- 6.0 0 0.0 . - . 13 8.6 4.3-16.5
$35,000- $49,999 134 88 61.1 47.9-72.9 31 27.1 16.8-40.6 6 5.6 1.6-18.1 0 0.0 . - . 9 6.2 2.3-15.7
$50,000+ 250 144 54.4 45.5-63.0 65 27.3 20.2-35.8 15 5.6 2.7-11.0 2 1.5 0.3- 8.4 24 11.2 6.7-18.0
REGION**
Region I 189 136 69.0 57.2-78.8 41 22.6 14.4-33.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 2 0.7 0.1- 3.5 9 7.5 2.7-19.0
Region II 162 107 58.9 45.6-71.0 35 21.9 13.9-32.8 8 12.1 4.2-30.1 0 0.0 . - . 12 7.1 3.4-14.0
Region III 187 123 67.3 56.4-76.7 45 24.2 16.1-34.7 6 1.0 0.4- 2.6 2 0.7 0.1- 3.7 11 6.7 3.2-13.7
Region IV 189 126 65.8 56.3-74.2 42 22.4 15.6-31.0 8 3.2 1.3- 7.8 0 0.0 . - . 13 8.6 4.7-15.2
Region V 183 134 72.8 64.1-80.1 23 11.4 7.0-18.2 8 4.9 2.3-10.3 0 0.0 . - . 18 10.8 6.1-18.5
Region VI 194 127 65.3 56.1-73.5 43 21.6 15.0-29.9 14 7.5 4.0-13.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 9 5.3 2.6-10.5
Region VII 182 123 63.4 52.0-73.5 40 21.4 14.1-31.0 8 6.4 2.5-15.4 2 2.3 0.3-13.7 9 6.5 2.5-15.6
Region VIII 162 104 66.0 55.6-75.0 30 16.8 10.5-25.6 6 6.7 2.9-14.9 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7 20 9.9 5.9-16.1

*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.

** 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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