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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Arthritis

During the past 12 months, have you had pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,197 2,570 40.2 38.3-42.2 3,627 59.8 57.8-61.7
GENDER
Male 2,378 903 36.3 33.5-39.2 1,475 63.7 60.8-66.5
Female 3,819 1,667 43.8 41.2-46.4 2,152 56.2 53.6-58.8
RACE
White 4,692 1,992 41.8 39.6-44.1 2,700 58.2 55.9-60.4
African American 1,143 456 38.7 34.5-43.0 687 61.3 57.0-65.5
Other Minorities 264 84 25.9 19.1-34.2 180 74.1 65.8-80.9
HISPANIC
Yes 172 59 28.8 19.6-40.0 113 71.2 60.0-80.4
No 6,010 2,504 40.6 38.6-42.5 3,506 59.4 57.5-61.4
AGE
18-24 548 136 21.4 16.6-27.3 412 78.6 72.7-83.4
25-34 1,157 300 28.5 24.7-32.7 857 71.5 67.3-75.3
35-44 1,288 474 36.1 32.3-40.1 814 63.9 59.9-67.7
45-54 1,133 552 48.9 44.1-53.8 581 51.1 46.2-55.9
55-64 823 434 50.6 45.6-55.5 389 49.4 44.5-54.4
65+ 1,187 654 55.1 51.0-59.1 533 44.9 40.9-49.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 831 437 48.3 43.0-53.6 394 51.7 46.4-57.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,857 810 41.4 38.1-44.9 1,047 58.6 55.1-61.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,588 657 39.7 36.2-43.3 931 60.3 56.7-63.8
College Graduate 1,890 658 34.7 31.0-38.5 1,232 65.3 61.5-69.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 590 298 47.4 41.1-53.8 292 52.6 46.2-58.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,012 493 45.7 41.0-50.5 519 54.3 49.5-59.0
$25,000- 34,999 882 339 36.8 32.2-41.6 543 63.2 58.4-67.8
$35,000- 49,999 968 365 40.2 35.7-44.8 603 59.8 55.2-64.3
$50,000+ 1,590 586 35.8 31.8-39.9 1,004 64.2 60.1-68.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 424 193 42.9 37.7-48.3 231 57.1 51.7-62.3
Cumberland 429 173 34.8 28.6-41.7 256 65.2 58.3-71.4
Durham 400 144 34.7 28.7-41.3 256 65.3 58.7-71.3
Forsyth 455 186 40.1 34.9-45.5 269 59.9 54.5-65.1
Gaston 465 203 40.1 35.3-45.2 262 59.9 54.8-64.7
Guilford 418 154 33.4 28.5-38.6 264 66.6 61.4-71.5
Mecklenburg 431 147 31.6 27.0-36.6 284 68.4 63.4-73.0
New Hanover 405 172 40.1 34.2-46.4 233 59.9 53.6-65.8
Onslow 435 179 37.2 31.3-43.5 256 62.8 56.5-68.7
Wake 426 157 35.5 30.5-40.9 269 64.5 59.1-69.5
Western NC 619 301 46.5 42.1-50.9 318 53.5 49.1-57.9
Piedmont NC 670 293 43.2 38.4-48.1 377 56.8 51.9-61.6
Eastern NC 620 268 41.1 36.5-45.8 352 58.9 54.2-63.5

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#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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