Indicator Report - Percentage of Adults with Diabetes by Sex, 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 Sex, 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.
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