About how often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? Include times when checked by a family member
or friend, but do not include times when checked by a health professional.*
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
1 or more times/day
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
1 or more times/week
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
1 or more times/month
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
1 or more times/year
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Never
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 745 477  64.0  (58.9-68.7) 173  21.9  (18.2-26.2) 46   7.8  ( 5.4-11.4) 23   2.9  ( 1.6- 5.2) 26   3.3  ( 2.1- 5.4)
     GENDER            
Male 290 181  64.2  (56.6-71.1)  68  21.1  (15.8-27.6) 23   9.7  ( 5.9-15.6)  8   2.2  ( 1.0- 4.7) 10   2.8  ( 1.3- 6.0)
Female 455 296  63.7  (57.3-69.6) 105  23.0  (18.2-28.5) 23   5.5  ( 3.2- 9.4) 15   3.8  ( 1.7- 8.5) 16   4.0  ( 2.3- 7.2)
   RACE/ETHNICITY            
White/NH 682 440  64.0  (58.7-69.0) 157  21.6  (17.7-26.0) 43   8.4  ( 5.7-12.3) 23   3.3  ( 1.8- 5.8) 19   2.7  ( 1.5- 4.9)
African American/NH  42  23  60.4  (40.1-77.7)  11  27.6  (13.7-47.9)  3   4.6  ( 0.9-19.8)    5   7.4  ( 2.6-19.1)
Hispanic  11   7  67.3  (35.1-88.6)   4  32.7  (11.4-64.9)      
       AGE            
18-24   5   5        
25-34  21  13  72.6  (44.7-89.7)   4  16.2  ( 4.5-44.0)  1   3.0  ( 0.4-19.7)    3   8.2  ( 2.2-26.2)
35-44  59  39  63.9  (46.8-78.1)  11  15.5  ( 8.0-28.1)  4   8.8  ( 3.1-22.5)  4  10.7  ( 2.9-32.7)  1   1.1  ( 0.1- 7.3)
45-54 137  91  58.4  (46.8-69.2)  30  27.8  (18.5-39.5)  8   7.2  ( 2.9-16.8)  2   1.5  ( 0.3- 7.7)  6   5.1  ( 2.1-11.9)
55-64 207 137  64.0  (54.3-72.6)  49  24.5  (17.4-33.2) 10   8.2  ( 3.5-18.1)  6   1.9  ( 0.8- 4.6)  5   1.4  ( 0.5- 3.9)
65+ 314 192  64.9  (57.2-72.0)  79  19.7  (14.8-25.7) 23   8.7  ( 5.2-14.3) 11   3.1  ( 1.5- 6.1)  9   3.6  ( 1.5- 8.2)
     EDUCATION            
Less Than H.S. 260 180  68.5  (60.4-75.7)  47  17.5  (12.2-24.4) 13   5.5  ( 2.9-10.1)  9   5.4  ( 2.1-13.5) 11   3.1  ( 1.5- 6.2)
H.S. or G.E.D. 267 169  62.9  (54.0-71.0)  71  24.5  (18.0-32.4) 13   7.6  ( 3.7-14.9)  6   1.7  ( 0.6- 4.6)  8   3.3  ( 1.4- 7.8)
Some Post-H.S. 131  76  63.6  (52.4-73.5)  31  17.8  (11.5-26.5) 13  10.8  ( 5.6-19.8)  4   2.0  ( 0.6- 6.3)  7   5.8  ( 2.6-12.5)
College Graduate  84  49  57.4  (42.7-70.9)  24  30.6  (19.1-45.1)  7   9.0  ( 3.1-23.3)  4   3.0  ( 1.0- 8.9)  
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME            
Less than $15,000 195 130  68.9  (59.3-77.2)  40  16.9  (11.4-24.3) 10   3.7  ( 1.7- 7.8)  6   5.0  ( 1.3-16.7)  9   5.5  ( 2.6-11.3)
$15,000- 24,999 140  91  62.9  (51.0-73.3)  32  25.0  (16.4-36.1)  9   7.4  ( 3.5-15.0)  4   2.0  ( 0.7- 5.5)  4   2.8  ( 0.8- 8.8)
$25,000- 34,999  48  33  61.0  (40.8-77.9)  10  20.9  ( 9.7-39.3)  4  12.7  ( 3.1-39.5)    1   5.5  ( 0.8-30.0)
$35,000- 49,999  53  32  65.5  (47.8-79.8)  16  30.3  (16.7-48.5)  2   2.0  ( 0.4- 8.3)  3   2.2  ( 0.6- 7.8)  
$50,000 - 74,999  43  24  69.6  (49.6-84.2)  10  14.4  ( 6.1-30.5)  3   4.7  ( 1.2-15.9)  3   5.8  ( 1.5-20.0)  3   5.5  ( 1.3-20.0)
$75,000 +  33  22  77.0  (57.6-89.2)   6  10.8  ( 3.9-26.3)  3   8.8  ( 2.4-27.1)  2   3.4  ( 0.8-13.4)  

*Question asked only to those who have been told by a doctor that they have diabetes.
# The CDC strongly urges all data users to follow the general rule of not reporting or interpreting percentages
based upon a denominator with fewer than 50 unweighted respondents or confidence intervals with a half-width
of > 10.
N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability
level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.