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Volume 3: No. 3, July 2006

COMMUNITY VOICES
Cherokee Choices: A Diabetes Prevention Program for American Indians

  Normal Overweight Obese
EBCI Men 20.1 34.2 45.7
NC Men 33.9 42.6 23.5
EBCI Women 22.6 29.6 47.9
NC Women 47.9 28.5 23.6
EBCI Total 21 31.4 47.6

Figure 1. Rates of obesity and overweight among men and women of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) compared with men and women in North Carolina, March through June 2003 (6).

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EBCI Men 26.9
North Carolina Men 6.4
EBCI Women 21
North Carolina Women 7.9
EBCI Total 23.8
North Carolina Total 7.15

Figure 2. Rates of type 2 diabetes among men and women of  the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) compared with mean and women in North Carolina, March through June 2003 (6).

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