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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Arthritis

Were these symptoms present on most days for at least one month?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,549 1,443 55.1 52.0-58.2 1,106 44.9 41.8-48.0
GENDER
Male 894 461 50.2 45.3-55.0 433 49.8 45.0-54.7
Female 1,655 982 58.8 54.7-62.8 673 41.2 37.2-45.3
RACE
White 1,974 1,131 56.4 52.8-59.9 843 43.6 40.1-47.2
African American 454 248 51.1 44.2-57.9 206 48.9 42.1-55.8
Other Minorities 84 45 52.3 37.1-67.1 39 47.7 32.9-62.9
HISPANIC
Yes 59 27 25.8 14.6-41.5 32 74.2 58.5-85.4
No 2,483 1,413 55.9 52.8-59.0 1,070 44.1 41.0-47.2
AGE
18-24 135 50 43.1 29.4-58.0 85 56.9 42.0-70.6
25-34 299 135 46.1 37.9-54.4 164 53.9 45.6-62.1
35-44 470 223 50.9 44.2-57.5 247 49.1 42.5-55.8
45-54 550 319 54.5 46.6-62.1 231 45.5 37.9-53.4
55-64 429 284 63.2 56.5-69.5 145 36.8 30.5-43.5
65+ 646 419 63.0 57.4-68.4 227 37.0 31.6-42.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 432 309 66.7 59.8-73.1 123 33.3 26.9-40.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 800 476 57.3 52.0-62.5 324 42.7 37.5-48.0
Some Post-H.S. 654 344 53.5 47.7-59.2 310 46.5 40.8-52.3
College Graduate 655 311 44.4 37.9-51.1 344 55.6 48.9-62.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 296 215 75.3 67.1-81.9 81 24.7 18.1-32.9
$15,000- 24,999 490 296 61.8 55.2-68.1 194 38.2 31.9-44.8
$25,000- 34,999 335 182 53.2 45.4-60.8 153 46.8 39.2-54.6
$35,000- 49,999 361 180 44.8 37.5-52.3 181 55.2 47.7-62.5
$50,000+ 583 276 43.6 36.8-50.6 307 56.4 49.4-63.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 193 107 57.2 49.3-64.7 86 42.8 35.3-50.7
Cumberland 172 102 57.2 48.4-65.5 70 42.8 34.5-51.6
Durham 143 83 53.9 41.9-65.4 60 46.1 34.6-58.1
Forsyth 183 97 50.1 41.6-58.7 86 49.9 41.3-58.4
Gaston 201 119 57.7 49.9-65.1 82 42.3 34.9-50.1
Guilford 151 92 59.8 50.5-68.4 59 40.2 31.6-49.5
Mecklenburg 147 77 47.0 38.3-55.9 70 53.0 44.1-61.7
New Hanover 170 92 53.3 45.0-61.5 78 46.7 38.5-55.0
Onslow 178 94 51.4 43.2-59.6 84 48.6 40.4-56.8
Wake 157 73 47.2 38.3-56.1 84 52.8 43.9-61.7
Western NC 298 186 61.8 55.3-67.8 112 38.2 32.2-44.7
Piedmont NC 288 164 54.6 47.0-62.0 124 45.4 38.0-53.0
Eastern NC 268 157 56.3 49.1-63.2 111 43.7 36.8-50.9

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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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