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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Arthritis

Are you now limited in any way in any activities because of joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,563 906 34.1 31.3-37.0 1,657 65.9 63.0-68.7
GENDER
Male 902 276 27.9 23.8-32.4 626 72.1 67.6-76.2
Female 1,661 630 38.8 35.1-42.7 1,031 61.2 57.3-64.9
RACE
White 1,985 707 33.5 30.3-36.9 1,278 66.5 63.1-69.7
African American 456 153 35.5 29.2-42.3 303 64.5 57.7-70.8
Other Minorities 84 31 38.2 24.1-54.5 53 61.8 45.5-75.9
HISPANIC
Yes 59 16 19.8 8.2-40.6 43 80.2 59.4-91.8
No 2,497 888 34.6 31.7-37.5 1,609 65.4 62.5-68.3
AGE
18-24 136 18 21.9 10.8-39.3 118 78.1 60.7-89.2
25-34 298 66 21.2 15.0-29.2 232 78.8 70.8-85.0
35-44 473 141 30.2 24.3-36.9 332 69.8 63.1-75.7
45-54 549 194 33.2 26.8-40.4 355 66.8 59.6-73.2
55-64 433 191 42.2 35.7-48.9 242 57.8 51.1-64.3
65+ 654 290 44.3 38.9-49.9 364 55.7 50.1-61.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 437 230 48.3 41.5-55.1 207 51.7 44.9-58.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 808 288 33.2 28.3-38.4 520 66.8 61.6-71.7
Some Post-H.S. 655 218 31.3 26.3-36.8 437 68.7 63.2-73.7
College Graduate 655 167 26.7 21.2-33.0 488 73.3 67.0-78.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 298 167 58.3 49.3-66.7 131 41.7 33.3-50.7
$15,000- 24,999 492 204 41.3 34.9-48.1 288 58.7 51.9-65.1
$25,000- 34,999 338 96 28.9 22.4-36.5 242 71.1 63.5-77.6
$35,000- 49,999 364 88 18.3 13.5-24.4 276 81.7 75.6-86.5
$50,000+ 582 147 26.5 20.7-33.3 435 73.5 66.7-79.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 192 72 39.7 32.2-47.8 120 60.3 52.2-67.8
Cumberland 173 62 32.9 25.7-41.1 111 67.1 58.9-74.3
Durham 144 42 24.3 16.8-33.8 102 75.7 66.2-83.2
Forsyth 186 65 28.9 22.4-36.3 121 71.1 63.7-77.6
Gaston 203 79 38.9 31.7-46.6 124 61.1 53.4-68.3
Guilford 153 57 35.6 27.6-44.5 96 64.4 55.5-72.4
Mecklenburg 146 33 22.4 15.9-30.7 113 77.6 69.3-84.1
New Hanover 172 60 34.1 26.8-42.3 112 65.9 57.7-73.2
Onslow 179 67 35.1 27.6-43.4 112 64.9 56.6-72.4
Wake 155 45 29.0 21.5-38.0 110 71.0 62.0-78.5
Western NC 301 117 36.5 30.7-42.7 184 63.5 57.3-69.3
Piedmont NC 292 102 32.8 26.4-39.9 190 67.2 60.1-73.6
Eastern NC 267 105 39.6 32.8-46.8 162 60.4 53.2-67.2

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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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