Data for Percentage of Adults with Diabetes by Race, 2012
Percentage of Adults
African American, Non-Hispanic
American Indian, Non-Hispanic
Other Races, Non-Hispanic
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.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics
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
Number of adults aged 18 years and older who reported they had been told that they have diabetes
Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485