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Data for Percentage of Adults with Diabetes by Race, 2012

Race/Ethnicity Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator Denominator
White, Non-Hispanic 9.7% 9.0% 10.4% 1,001 8,191
African American, Non-Hispanic 14.5% 12.7% 16.4% 395 2,154
American Indian, Non-Hispanic 19.0% 13.9% 25.5% 85 455
Other Races, Non-Hispanic ** ** 301
Hispanic/Latino 6.0% 4.4% 8.3% 47 688
North Carolina 10.4% 9.8% 11.1% 1,565 11,879

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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