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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Arthritis

Have you ever seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,863 2,938 72.3 69.9-74.6 925 27.7 25.4-30.1
-Guilford County 179 136 74.9 66.5-81.7 43 25.1 18.3-33.5
GENDER
Male 59 42 70.3 55.0-82.1 17 29.7 17.9-45.0
Female 120 94 78.1 68.4-85.4 26 21.9 14.6-31.6
RACE
White 145 110 76.7 68.2-83.5 35 23.3 16.5-31.8
Other 34 26 67.8 43.9-85.0 8 32.2 15.0-56.1
AGE
18-44 42 25 58.6 40.8-74.5 17 41.4 25.5-59.2
45+ 136 110 82.3 74.1-88.2 26 17.7 11.8-25.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 70 51 69.4 55.3-80.7 19 30.6 19.3-44.7
Some College + 108 84 77.5 66.6-85.7 24 22.5 14.3-33.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 88 63 70.3 58.1-80.2 25 29.7 19.8-41.9
$50,000+ 51 39 80.9 68.2-89.3 12 19.1 10.7-31.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 203 160 77.8 69.6-84.3 43 22.2 15.7-30.4
Guilford 179 136 74.9 66.5-81.7 43 25.1 18.3-33.5
Mecklenburg 159 123 74.9 66.2-82.0 36 25.1 18.0-33.8
Orange 150 106 70.6 61.0-78.7 44 29.4 21.3-39.0
Wake 134 96 69.3 59.6-77.6 38 30.7 22.4-40.4
Chatham/Lee 156 121 74.8 65.2-82.4 35 25.2 17.6-34.8
Nash/Wilson 172 134 77.8 69.7-84.2 38 22.2 15.8-30.3
Craven/Pamlico 204 170 80.4 71.9-86.9 34 19.6 13.1-28.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 185 145 78.2 69.9-84.7 40 21.8 15.3-30.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 199 149 75.7 68.2-81.9 50 24.3 18.1-31.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 190 139 61.9 50.0-72.6 51 38.1 27.4-50.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 184 141 55.8 34.7-74.9 43 44.2 25.1-65.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 199 142 69.3 60.8-76.6 57 30.7 23.4-39.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 186 152 79.0 71.1-85.1 34 21.0 14.9-28.9
Northeast NC I 189 139 74.2 66.1-80.9 50 25.8 19.1-33.9
Northeast NC II 217 177 77.3 69.3-83.7 40 22.7 16.3-30.7
Northeastern Partnership 406 316 76.2 70.4-81.1 90 23.8 18.9-29.6
Mountain AHEC 593 462 75.2 69.3-80.2 131 24.8 19.8-30.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,412 1,088 73.7 69.5-77.5 324 26.3 22.5-30.5
Piedmont 1,517 1,130 70.7 67.1-74.1 387 29.3 25.9-32.9
Western NC 934 720 75.1 70.5-79.2 214 24.9 20.8-29.5

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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 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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