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Data for Percentage of Adults with Diabetes by Age, 2012

Age Group Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
18-34 2.2% 1.5% 3.1%
35-44 5.4% 4.2% 6.8%
45-54 11.5% 9.9% 13.4%
55-64 16.9% 15.1% 19.0%
65-74 23.3% 21.0% 25.8%
75+ 20.1% 17.7% 22.8%

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 

Other Views


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

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012

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