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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Arthritis

Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,607 3,866 82.9 81.1-84.6 741 17.1 15.4-18.9
-Guilford County 215 179 84.1 77.2-89.2 36 15.9 10.8-22.8
GENDER
Male 73 59 80.7 67.0-89.7 14 19.3 10.3-33.0
Female 142 120 86.6 79.6-91.5 22 13.4 8.5-20.4
RACE
White 161 145 91.5 85.6-95.1 16 8.5 4.9-14.4
Other 54 34 64.0 46.5-78.4 20 36.0 21.6-53.5
AGE
18-44 59 42 71.7 56.4-83.2 17 28.3 16.8-43.6
45+ 155 136 91.3 86.0-94.7 19 8.7 5.3-14.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 79 70 87.3 73.3-94.5 9 12.7 5.5-26.7
Some College + 135 108 81.6 72.8-88.0 27 18.4 12.0-27.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 106 88 81.6 69.8-89.5 18 18.4 10.5-30.2
$50,000+ 62 51 83.3 70.5-91.2 11 16.7 8.8-29.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 227 204 84.3 76.0-90.0 23 15.7 10.0-24.0
Guilford 215 179 84.1 77.2-89.2 36 15.9 10.8-22.8
Mecklenburg 205 159 70.6 61.2-78.5 46 29.4 21.5-38.8
Orange 196 150 72.1 62.7-79.9 46 27.9 20.1-37.3
Wake 173 134 75.5 66.8-82.5 39 24.5 17.5-33.2
Chatham/Lee 189 156 75.9 66.5-83.3 33 24.1 16.7-33.5
Nash/Wilson 189 172 89.4 82.7-93.7 17 10.6 6.3-17.3
Craven/Pamlico 246 204 78.7 70.6-85.1 42 21.3 14.9-29.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 224 185 85.2 79.5-89.6 39 14.8 10.4-20.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 227 199 85.9 78.8-90.9 28 14.1 9.1-21.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 233 190 79.3 71.3-85.5 43 20.7 14.5-28.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 215 184 88.7 82.1-93.1 31 11.3 6.9-17.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 244 199 78.2 71.2-83.9 45 21.8 16.1-28.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 224 187 81.1 73.9-86.8 37 18.9 13.2-26.1
Northeast NC I 235 189 78.3 70.8-84.3 46 21.7 15.7-29.2
Northeast NC II 261 217 80.8 73.9-86.3 44 19.2 13.7-26.1
Northeastern Partnership 496 406 79.9 74.8-84.1 90 20.1 15.9-25.2
Mountain AHEC 678 594 85.3 80.8-88.9 84 14.7 11.1-19.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,686 1,413 83.8 80.8-86.4 273 16.2 13.6-19.2
Piedmont 1,856 1,518 81.2 78.4-83.7 338 18.8 16.3-21.6
Western NC 1,065 935 87.1 83.8-89.8 130 12.9 10.2-16.2

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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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