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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Arthritis

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested losing weight 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 4,690 945 18.1 16.4-19.9 3,745 81.9 80.1-83.6
-Guilford County 215 35 14.8 10.4-20.5 180 85.2 79.5-89.6
GENDER
Male 69 7 7.4 3.4-15.4 62 92.6 84.6-96.6
Female 146 28 19.8 13.5-28.1 118 80.2 71.9-86.5
RACE
White 167 26 15.3 10.3-22.1 141 84.7 77.9-89.7
Other 48 9 13.1 6.3-25.3 39 86.9 74.7-93.7
AGE
18-44 50 5 6.9 2.8-16.2 45 93.1 83.8-97.2
45+ 163 30 18.4 12.7-25.8 133 81.6 74.2-87.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 14 15.7 9.0-26.0 68 84.3 74.0-91.0
Some College + 132 21 14.7 9.3-22.2 111 85.3 77.8-90.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 104 20 19.3 12.2-29.2 84 80.7 70.8-87.8
$50,000+ 60 9 12.6 6.4-23.5 51 87.4 76.5-93.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 237 49 21.6 16.1-28.2 188 78.4 71.8-83.9
Guilford 215 35 14.8 10.4-20.5 180 85.2 79.5-89.6
Mecklenburg 193 37 17.9 12.7-24.6 156 82.1 75.4-87.3
Orange 179 37 23.1 15.0-33.8 142 76.9 66.2-85.0
Wake 163 28 16.9 11.2-24.7 135 83.1 75.3-88.8
Chatham/Lee 188 32 22.0 12.9-35.0 156 78.0 65.0-87.1
Nash/Wilson 202 46 19.3 14.1-25.8 156 80.7 74.2-85.9
Craven/Pamlico 244 51 17.0 12.7-22.4 193 83.0 77.6-87.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 218 30 12.2 8.2-17.9 188 87.8 82.1-91.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 237 45 17.0 12.5-22.8 192 83.0 77.2-87.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 236 57 23.8 15.8-34.1 179 76.2 65.9-84.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 230 49 18.2 11.5-27.6 181 81.8 72.4-88.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 241 57 21.1 16.1-27.3 184 78.9 72.7-83.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 226 61 23.3 17.9-29.7 165 76.7 70.3-82.1
Northeast NC I 245 48 16.0 11.8-21.4 197 84.0 78.6-88.2
Northeast NC II 273 58 18.7 14.1-24.3 215 81.3 75.7-85.9
Northeastern Partnership 518 106 17.7 14.3-21.7 412 82.3 78.3-85.7
Mountain AHEC 708 151 19.8 16.3-24.0 557 80.2 76.0-83.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,720 373 19.3 16.3-22.7 1,347 80.7 77.3-83.7
Piedmont 1,858 354 17.2 14.9-19.9 1,504 82.8 80.1-85.1
Western NC 1,112 218 18.6 15.4-22.2 894 81.4 77.8-84.6

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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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