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Data for Percentage of Adults with Diabetes for Select Counties, 2012

Selected Counties Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Buncombe 10.3% 7.2% 14.6%
Cumberland 12.1% 9.0% 15.9%
Durham 8.0% 5.7% 11.3%
Forsyth 9.8% 7.0% 13.7%
Gaston 12.4% 9.1% 16.8%
Guilford 10.9% 7.9% 14.8%
Mecklenburg 9.5% 7.1% 12.5%
New Hanover 9.8% 6.6% 14.3%
Union 5.7% 3.7% 8.8%
Wake 7.0% 5.1% 9.4%

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. 

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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