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Indicator Report - Percentage of Adults with Diabetes by Age, 2012

Why Is This Important?

"The majority (90%-95%) of all people diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, formerly known as non-insulin dependent or adult-onset diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious and costly health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Overweight/obesity and being older are risk factors for diabetes." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Percentage of Adults with Diabetes by Age, 2012

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Data Notes

This measure is based on data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (NC BRFSS), a random-digit dial telephone survey. BRFSS data are representative of the total non-institutionalized N.C. population aged 18 years and older living in households with a telephone. 

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 

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Definition

Diabetes prevalence estimates are based on survey responses to the question: "Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes?" The measure represents the percent of adult respondents who responded "
"yes" to the question.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older who reported they had been told that they have diabetes
Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Page Content Updated On 01/20/2012, Published on 09/04/2013
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485
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