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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Arthritis

In this next question we are referring to work for pay.Do arthritis or joint symptoms now affect whether you work, the type of work you do or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,430 1,060 28.5 26.2-31.0 2,370 71.5 69.0-73.8
-Guilford County 153 33 20.4 13.9-28.9 120 79.6 71.1-86.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 153 53 34.9 26.8-44.0 100 65.1 56.0-73.2
Guilford 153 33 20.4 13.9-28.9 120 79.6 71.1-86.1
Mecklenburg 155 28 15.9 10.6-23.2 127 84.1 76.8-89.4
Orange 154 29 17.2 11.4-24.9 125 82.8 75.1-88.6
Wake 145 33 29.1 20.1-40.0 112 70.9 60.0-79.9
Chatham/Lee 138 33 20.1 13.5-28.9 105 79.9 71.1-86.5
Nash/Wilson 142 47 28.0 20.6-36.8 95 72.0 63.2-79.4
Craven/Pamlico 170 46 24.4 18.0-32.3 124 75.6 67.7-82.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 169 51 27.7 20.4-36.3 118 72.3 63.7-79.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 173 57 29.4 22.3-37.6 116 70.6 62.4-77.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 186 66 29.8 22.4-38.3 120 70.2 61.7-77.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 161 54 24.3 15.1-36.6 107 75.7 63.4-84.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 189 82 43.8 35.9-52.0 107 56.2 48.0-64.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 160 61 33.9 26.3-42.5 99 66.1 57.5-73.7
Northeast NC I 173 59 37.0 29.0-45.8 114 63.0 54.2-71.0
Northeast NC II 186 74 38.1 30.5-46.4 112 61.9 53.6-69.5
Northeastern Partnership 359 133 37.7 32.0-43.8 226 62.3 56.2-68.0
Mountain AHEC 471 159 33.3 27.6-39.4 312 66.7 60.6-72.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,230 431 31.8 27.6-36.3 799 68.2 63.7-72.4
Piedmont 1,424 365 24.9 21.8-28.3 1,059 75.1 71.7-78.2
Western NC 776 264 35.2 30.2-40.6 512 64.8 59.4-69.8

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Guilford County. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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*This question was asked of respondents (18-64 yrs.) who reported joint symptoms beginning 3 months ago, or being told by a doctor that they have arthritis

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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