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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Arthritis

Have you ever seen a doctor, nurse, or other health professional for these joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,569 1,676 64.3 61.3-67.2 893 35.7 32.8-38.7
GENDER
Male 903 540 59.7 55.0-64.2 363 40.3 35.8-45.0
Female 1,666 1,136 67.8 63.7-71.7 530 32.2 28.3-36.3
RACE
White 1,991 1,300 64.8 61.2-68.2 691 35.2 31.8-38.8
African American 456 304 64.3 57.4-70.7 152 35.7 29.3-42.6
Other Minorities 84 48 57.0 41.7-71.1 36 43.0 28.9-58.3
HISPANIC
Yes 59 28 42.1 24.4-62.1 31 57.9 37.9-75.6
No 2,503 1,643 65.0 61.9-67.9 860 35.0 32.1-38.1
AGE
18-24 136 56 47.2 33.6-61.3 80 52.8 38.7-66.4
25-34 300 151 47.9 39.8-56.2 149 52.1 43.8-60.2
35-44 474 280 61.1 54.4-67.4 194 38.9 32.6-45.6
45-54 551 356 61.9 53.8-69.5 195 38.1 30.5-46.2
55-64 434 314 70.1 63.5-75.9 120 29.9 24.1-36.5
65+ 654 504 80.4 75.8-84.3 150 19.6 15.7-24.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 437 329 77.1 71.1-82.2 108 22.9 17.8-28.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 810 534 63.3 58.1-68.2 276 36.7 31.8-41.9
Some Post-H.S. 656 400 59.8 54.0-65.2 256 40.2 34.8-46.0
College Graduate 658 410 60.0 52.6-66.9 248 40.0 33.1-47.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 298 226 78.6 71.2-84.5 72 21.4 15.5-28.8
$15,000- 24,999 493 339 69.5 63.0-75.3 154 30.5 24.7-37.0
$25,000- 34,999 339 206 62.3 54.8-69.3 133 37.7 30.7-45.2
$35,000- 49,999 365 223 54.6 47.0-62.0 142 45.4 38.0-53.0
$50,000+ 586 365 60.5 52.8-67.7 221 39.5 32.3-47.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 193 117 57.4 49.3-65.1 76 42.6 34.9-50.7
Cumberland 173 112 62.7 53.8-70.8 61 37.3 29.2-46.2
Durham 144 93 55.3 43.0-67.0 51 44.7 33.0-57.0
Forsyth 186 121 59.2 50.2-67.6 65 40.8 32.4-49.8
Gaston 202 135 64.4 56.7-71.4 67 35.6 28.6-43.3
Guilford 154 101 66.3 57.6-74.0 53 33.7 26.0-42.4
Mecklenburg 147 80 52.2 43.2-61.0 67 47.8 39.0-56.8
New Hanover 172 109 62.1 53.7-69.9 63 37.9 30.1-46.3
Onslow 179 122 70.0 61.8-77.1 57 30.0 22.9-38.2
Wake 157 96 58.1 48.9-66.8 61 41.9 33.2-51.1
Western NC 301 199 65.3 59.0-71.1 102 34.7 28.9-41.0
Piedmont NC 293 205 67.3 59.5-74.3 88 32.7 25.7-40.5
Eastern NC 268 186 67.2 60.1-73.6 82 32.8 26.4-39.9

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* This question was asked of respondents who reported having pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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