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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Arthritis

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,388 3,299 28.5 27.2-29.9 6,089 71.5 70.1-72.8
-Guilford County 445 145 28.3 23.8-33.2 300 71.7 66.8-76.2
GENDER
Male 165 40 21.8 15.6-29.6 125 78.2 70.4-84.4
Female 280 105 34.1 28.1-40.6 175 65.9 59.4-71.9
RACE
White 312 111 33.1 27.4-39.4 201 66.9 60.6-72.6
Other 132 34 18.0 12.2-25.8 98 82.0 74.2-87.8
AGE
18-44 177 23 11.5 7.3-17.6 154 88.5 82.4-92.7
45+ 264 121 44.5 37.7-51.5 143 55.5 48.5-62.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 60 30.7 23.4-39.1 92 69.3 60.9-76.6
Some College + 291 84 25.9 20.7-32.0 207 74.1 68.0-79.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 194 71 31.6 24.4-39.8 123 68.4 60.2-75.6
$50,000+ 142 35 22.4 15.8-30.7 107 77.6 69.3-84.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 450 167 32.4 27.7-37.5 283 67.6 62.5-72.3
Guilford 445 145 28.3 23.8-33.2 300 71.7 66.8-76.2
Mecklenburg 447 126 21.8 18.0-26.1 321 78.2 73.9-82.0
Orange 449 107 17.7 13.6-22.6 342 82.3 77.4-86.4
Wake 451 106 21.8 17.5-26.7 345 78.2 73.3-82.5
Chatham/Lee 398 133 26.3 21.7-31.5 265 73.7 68.5-78.3
Nash/Wilson 378 151 32.8 27.8-38.2 227 67.2 61.8-72.2
Craven/Pamlico 453 182 32.3 27.7-37.3 271 67.7 62.7-72.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 434 146 33.2 27.6-39.5 288 66.8 60.5-72.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 451 158 29.2 24.3-34.7 293 70.8 65.3-75.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 477 164 27.2 21.7-33.5 313 72.8 66.5-78.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 425 168 29.6 22.9-37.4 257 70.4 62.6-77.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 471 177 32.5 28.0-37.4 294 67.5 62.6-72.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 417 163 32.5 27.4-37.9 254 67.5 62.1-72.6
Northeast NC I 456 182 35.9 30.5-41.7 274 64.1 58.3-69.5
Northeast NC II 509 212 34.9 30.3-39.7 297 65.1 60.3-69.7
Northeastern Partnership 965 394 35.2 31.7-39.0 571 64.8 61.0-68.3
Mountain AHEC 1,302 509 33.9 30.3-37.7 793 66.1 62.3-69.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,294 1,265 30.9 28.5-33.4 2,029 69.1 66.6-71.5
Piedmont 4,029 1,257 26.4 24.6-28.3 2,772 73.6 71.7-75.4
Western NC 2,065 777 31.9 29.0-35.0 1,288 68.1 65.0-71.0

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^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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