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Indicator Report - Adult Diabetes Prevalence

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 North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 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.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

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
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