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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Arthritis

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,951 1,723 32.9 30.8-35.0 3,228 67.1 65.0-69.2
-Guilford County 223 64 29.4 22.8-36.9 159 70.6 63.1-77.2
GENDER
Male 70 17 28.5 17.5-42.7 53 71.5 57.3-82.5
Female 153 47 30.0 22.4-38.8 106 70.0 61.2-77.6
RACE
White 170 53 33.8 25.9-42.7 117 66.2 57.3-74.1
Other 53 11 15.8 8.0-29.0 42 84.2 71.0-92.0
AGE
18-44 56 9 14.7 7.0-28.4 47 85.3 71.6-93.0
45+ 165 55 37.0 28.8-46.1 110 63.0 53.9-71.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 84 27 31.4 21.5-43.3 57 68.6 56.7-78.5
Some College + 138 36 26.0 18.5-35.3 102 74.0 64.7-81.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 106 37 34.9 24.9-46.5 69 65.1 53.5-75.1
$50,000+ 63 9 19.8 10.2-34.8 54 80.2 65.2-89.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 81 32.1 25.8-39.0 161 67.9 61.0-74.2
Guilford 223 64 29.4 22.8-36.9 159 70.6 63.1-77.2
Mecklenburg 209 65 28.1 21.9-35.1 144 71.9 64.9-78.1
Orange 200 49 20.6 15.0-27.6 151 79.4 72.4-85.0
Wake 181 51 30.5 22.6-39.8 130 69.5 60.2-77.4
Chatham/Lee 202 62 23.5 17.6-30.6 140 76.5 69.4-82.4
Nash/Wilson 207 73 27.8 21.7-34.8 134 72.2 65.2-78.3
Craven/Pamlico 261 99 33.8 27.6-40.7 162 66.2 59.3-72.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 234 87 38.1 29.6-47.4 147 61.9 52.6-70.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 245 79 28.1 22.2-34.8 166 71.9 65.2-77.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 254 91 28.9 22.3-36.5 163 71.1 63.5-77.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 239 96 31.9 21.9-43.9 143 68.1 56.1-78.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 254 101 39.8 33.2-46.9 153 60.2 53.1-66.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 239 94 36.5 29.9-43.7 145 63.5 56.3-70.1
Northeast NC I 260 88 34.5 28.0-41.7 172 65.5 58.3-72.0
Northeast NC II 288 110 38.6 32.4-45.3 178 61.4 54.7-67.6
Northeastern Partnership 548 198 37.1 32.4-42.1 350 62.9 57.9-67.6
Mountain AHEC 733 270 33.3 28.9-38.1 463 66.7 61.9-71.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,808 662 33.8 30.3-37.5 1,146 66.2 62.5-69.7
Piedmont 1,989 635 31.6 28.7-34.7 1,354 68.4 65.3-71.3
Western NC 1,154 426 35.4 31.4-39.7 728 64.6 60.3-68.6

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*This question was asked of respondents who reported joint symptoms beginning 3 months ago, or being told by a doctor that they have 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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