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
Data NotesThis 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 SourcesBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics
DefinitionDiabetes 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
Page Content Updated On 01/20/2012, Published on 09/04/2013