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Prevalence estimates of selected sociodemographic characteristics, access to health care, and selected health indicators among American Indian/Alaska Native and non-Hispanic White adults residing in CHSDA counties—Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2000–2006a

  NHW Totala AI/AN Totala Northern Plainsb Alaskac Southern Plainsd Pacific Coaste Eastf Southwestg
%h (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Age Group
18–49 56.2 (55.9–56.4) 71.1 (69.3–72.9) 74.3 (71.5–76.9) 72.1 (69.7–74.4) 67.9 (65.7–70.0) 69.3 (64.5–73.7) 66.9 (61.6–71.8) 77.3 (75.2–79.4)
50+ 43.8 (43.6–44.1) 28.9 (27.1–30.7) 25.7 (23.1–28.5) 27.9 (25.6–30.3) 32.1 (30.0–34.3) 30.7 (26.3–35.5) 33.1 (28.2–38.4) 22.7 (20.6–24.8)
Gender
Male 48.7 (48.4–49.0) 51.1 (49.1–53.1) 47.3 (43.9–50.7) 47.6 (45.0–50.2) 49.0 (46.7–51.4) 55.3 (50.5–60.1) 55.4 (50.5–60.2) 46.1 (43.3–48.9)
Female 51.3 (51.0–51.6) 48.9 (46.9–50.9) 52.7 (49.3–56.1) 52.4 (49.8–55.0) 51.0 (48.6–53.3) 44.7 (39.9–49.5) 44.6 (39.8–49.5) 53.9 (51.1–56.7)
Marital Status
Married 61.1 (60.8–61.4) 48.9 (47.0–50.8) 43.9 (40.7–47.1) 47.4 (44.8–50.1) 55.2 (53.0–57.4) 49.7 (45.2–54.2) 46.3 (41.6–51.2) 48.8 (46.1–51.4)
Divorced, Widowed, Separated 17.8 (17.6–18.0) 25.0 (23.3–26.7) 25.3 (22.8–27.9) 21.9 (19.8–24.2) 25.6 (23.7–27.5) 25.4 (21.5–29.8) 30.4 (26.7–34.4) 20.0 (17.9–22.2)
Never Married, or a Member of an Unmarried Couple 21.1 (20.9–21.4) 26.1 (24.7–27.5) 30.8 (28.0–33.9) 30.6 (28.7–32.6) 19.2 (17.6–21.0) 24.9 (21.6–28.4) 23.3 (19.5–27.5) 31.3 (29.3–33.3)
Education
Less Than High School 7.2 (7.1–7.4) 23.1 (21.3–24.9) 26.7 (23.9–29.8) 26.8 (24.5–29.2) 17.5 (15.6–19.6) 25.4 (21.2–30.1) 24.9 (20.7–29.6) 20.4 (18.3–22.8)
High School Graduate 28.8 (28.6–29.1) 36.3 (34.3–38.3) 34.4 (31.2–37.9) 43.6 (41.3–46.0) 36.7 (34.5–39.0) 36.6 (31.8–41.6) 34.5 (30.0–39.3) 35.1 (32.4–37.8)
Some College or Technical School 30.8 (30.5–31.1) 27.7 (26.0–29.4) 25.5 (23.0–28.2) 20.4 (18.6–22.5) 29.3 (27.2–31.5) 26.8 (22.9–31.1) 28.7 (24.3–33.6) 30.0 (27.5–32.6)
College Graduate 33.1 (32.9–33.4) 12.9 (11.8–14.1) 13.3 (11.5–15.4) 9.1 (7.3–11.2) 16.4 (14.9–18.1) 11.2 (8.9–14.1) 11.9 (9.3–15.2) 14.5 (12.5–16.8)
Income
<$15,000 7.1 (6.9–7.3) 16.8 (15.5–18.3) 16.9 (14.9–19.0) 17.3 (15.6–19.2) 14.9 (13.2–16.7) 18.6 (15.2–22.5) 15.4 (12.4–19.0) 15.3 (13.5–17.3)
$15,000–$34,999 25.0 (24.8–25.3) 40.3 (38.3–42.3) 40.5 (37.4–43.8) 35.5 (33.0–38.2) 43.6 (41.3–45.9) 36.6 (31.8–41.8) 44.5 (39.5–49.7) 41.5 (38.6–44.4)
$35,000–$74,999 34.5 (34.2–34.8) 24.8 (23.1–26.5) 22.3 (19.7–25.0) 21.0 (18.6–23.5) 23.3 (21.5–25.2) 28.0 (24.0–32.4) 23.6 (19.5–28.3) 24.9 (22.4–27.6)
≥$75,000 22.0 (21.7–22.2) 6.9 (6.1–7.8) 6.3 (4.9–8.2) 10.0 (8.5–11.7) 7.4 (6.1–9.1) 7.4 (5.5–10.0) 5.9 (4.3–8.0) 6.4 (5.2–7.7)
Unknown 11.4 (11.2–11.6) 11.3 (10.0–12.7) 14.0 (11.0–17.6) 16.2 (14.5–18.0) 10.8 (9.5–12.2) 9.4 (6.8–12.8) 10.6 (8.2–13.5) 11.9 (10.1–14.1)
Employment
Employed 63.4 (63.2–63.7) 55.0 (53.3–56.7) 51.8 (48.5–55.1) 54.1 (51.4–56.7) 57.4 (55.1–59.5) 53.5 (49.3–57.7) 58.3 (54.1–62.4) 57.6 (55.1–60.1)
Unemployed 8.1 (7.9–8.3) 18.1 (16.5–19.8) 21.2 (18.0–24.8) 24.3 (22.1–26.7) 15.3 (13.7–17.0) 18.5 (14.8–22.8) 17.3 (14.2–21.0) 15.4 (13.6–17.4)
Homemaker, Student, Retired 28.5 (28.2–28.7) 26.9 (25.3–28.6) 27.0 (24.6–29.6) 21.7 (19.6–23.9) 27.4 (25.6–29.2) 28.0 (24.2–32.2) 24.4 (21.1–27.9) 27.0 (25.0–29.0)
Health Care
Have Health Care Coverage 87.9 (87.7–88.1) 76.6 (75.1–78.1) 75.3 (72.6–77.7) 80.0 (77.9–81.8) 74.5 (72.3–76.7) 82.9 (78.9–86.3) 74.9 (70.5–78.8) 68.4 (66.0–70.8)
Have Personal Provideri 81.2 (81.0–81.5) 70.0 (67.9–71.9) 71.9 (68.5–75.0) 66.6 (64.2–69.0) 76.3 (74.1–78.3) 70.3 (65.2–74.9) 72.2 (67.1–76.8) 62.0 (59.0–65.0)
Health
Health Status (Good or Better) 87.9 (87.7–88.0) 74.1 (72.2–75.9) 75.9 (73.2–78.4) 78.0 (75.7–80.1) 76.2 (74.2–78.1) 70.7 (66.2–74.8) 76.1 (71.8–80.0) 75.7 (73.0–78.2)
Ever Told Have Diabetesj 5.7 (5.6–5.9) 14.4 (13.0–15.9) 17.0 (14.7–19.4) 5.7 (4.5–7.2) 14.3 (12.9–15.8) 14.9 (11.9–18.6) 11.4 (8.8–14.6) 13.3 (11.7–15.1)

CHSDA indicates Contract Health Service Delivery Areas of the Indian Health Service; NHW, non-Hispanic whites; AI/AN, American Indians/Alaska Natives; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.

a Data from 34 U.S. states (includes states listed in the footnotes below).
b AI/AN in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
c AI/AN in Alaska.
d AI/AN in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
e AI/AN in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
f AI/AN in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.
g AI/AN in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
h All prevalence estimates are weighted. Except for age group, estimates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population. "Refused" and "don't know" responses are excluded.
i 2001–2006.
j Does not include those who had diabetes during pregnancy.

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