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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Arthritis

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested physical activity or exercise to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,689 2,060 41.2 39.0-43.4 2,629 58.8 56.6-61.0
-Guilford County 215 92 40.0 32.8-47.7 123 60.0 52.3-67.2
GENDER
Male 69 16 22.0 13.2-34.4 53 78.0 65.6-86.8
Female 146 76 52.3 42.9-61.6 70 47.7 38.4-57.1
RACE
White 167 73 41.4 33.3-50.0 94 58.6 50.0-66.7
Other 48 19 35.3 21.2-52.5 29 64.7 47.5-78.8
AGE
18-44 50 18 32.6 19.9-48.5 32 67.4 51.5-80.1
45+ 163 73 43.2 34.8-51.9 90 56.8 48.1-65.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 35 40.2 29.0-52.6 47 59.8 47.4-71.0
Some College + 132 57 41.1 31.9-51.0 75 58.9 49.0-68.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 104 49 45.4 34.5-56.7 55 54.6 43.3-65.5
$50,000+ 60 27 43.3 30.2-57.4 33 56.7 42.6-69.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 237 103 41.4 34.5-48.7 134 58.6 51.3-65.5
Guilford 215 92 40.0 32.8-47.7 123 60.0 52.3-67.2
Mecklenburg 192 94 46.7 39.0-54.6 98 53.3 45.4-61.0
Orange 180 77 42.6 33.9-51.8 103 57.4 48.2-66.1
Wake 165 74 44.4 35.7-53.5 91 55.6 46.5-64.3
Chatham/Lee 188 79 45.4 35.6-55.6 109 54.6 44.4-64.4
Nash/Wilson 200 87 38.7 30.9-47.1 113 61.3 52.9-69.1
Craven/Pamlico 244 109 38.4 31.8-45.5 135 61.6 54.5-68.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 218 91 42.6 33.7-52.0 127 57.4 48.0-66.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 237 93 38.6 31.5-46.2 144 61.4 53.8-68.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 236 114 45.4 36.3-54.7 122 54.6 45.3-63.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 230 107 36.2 24.7-49.4 123 63.8 50.6-75.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 240 91 36.0 29.4-43.0 149 64.0 57.0-70.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 226 103 41.4 34.3-48.9 123 58.6 51.1-65.7
Northeast NC I 245 113 43.1 35.9-50.6 132 56.9 49.4-64.1
Northeast NC II 273 129 45.1 38.5-52.0 144 54.9 48.0-61.5
Northeastern Partnership 518 242 44.4 39.4-49.5 276 55.6 50.5-60.6
Mountain AHEC 709 326 43.7 38.7-48.9 383 56.3 51.1-61.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,715 760 42.5 38.6-46.4 955 57.5 53.6-61.4
Piedmont 1,860 813 40.4 37.2-43.8 1,047 59.6 56.2-62.8
Western NC 1,114 487 41.3 37.1-45.7 627 58.7 54.3-62.9

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed 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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