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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Arthritis

The next questions refer to your joints. During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,425 4,632 43.8 42.2-45.4 4,793 56.2 54.6-57.8
-Guilford County 445 216 45.5 40.1-51.1 229 54.5 48.9-59.9
GENDER
Male 165 73 40.6 32.3-49.5 92 59.4 50.5-67.7
Female 280 143 50.0 43.1-56.9 137 50.0 43.1-56.9
RACE
White 313 162 48.9 42.4-55.5 151 51.1 44.5-57.6
Other 131 54 38.5 28.8-49.3 77 61.5 50.7-71.2
AGE
18-44 176 60 35.8 27.8-44.8 116 64.2 55.2-72.2
45+ 265 155 55.3 48.3-62.1 110 44.7 37.9-51.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 151 79 46.6 37.3-56.0 72 53.4 44.0-62.7
Some College + 292 136 44.3 37.6-51.1 156 55.7 48.9-62.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 194 106 51.4 42.7-60.1 88 48.6 39.9-57.3
$50,000+ 142 63 40.6 31.8-50.0 79 59.4 50.0-68.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 453 229 46.9 41.5-52.4 224 53.1 47.6-58.5
Guilford 445 216 45.5 40.1-51.1 229 54.5 48.9-59.9
Mecklenburg 449 207 41.4 35.8-47.2 242 58.6 52.8-64.2
Orange 451 197 36.8 30.6-43.4 254 63.2 56.6-69.4
Wake 453 174 35.2 30.3-40.4 279 64.8 59.6-69.7
Chatham/Lee 400 189 44.4 38.2-50.8 211 55.6 49.2-61.8
Nash/Wilson 379 191 46.7 40.7-52.7 188 53.3 47.3-59.3
Craven/Pamlico 454 247 50.3 44.7-55.8 207 49.7 44.2-55.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 437 226 49.6 43.7-55.5 211 50.4 44.5-56.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 456 227 43.7 37.5-50.1 229 56.3 49.9-62.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 476 233 44.8 37.2-52.8 243 55.2 47.2-62.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 425 215 48.9 38.2-59.7 210 51.1 40.3-61.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 471 244 46.4 41.3-51.6 227 53.6 48.4-58.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 417 227 49.5 43.3-55.7 190 50.5 44.3-56.7
Northeast NC I 461 237 50.1 43.8-56.4 224 49.9 43.6-56.2
Northeast NC II 511 262 47.9 42.7-53.2 249 52.1 46.8-57.3
Northeastern Partnership 972 499 48.7 44.6-52.8 473 51.3 47.2-55.4
Mountain AHEC 1,306 681 49.9 45.6-54.2 625 50.1 45.8-54.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,305 1,696 45.7 42.8-48.6 1,609 54.3 51.4-57.2
Piedmont 4,044 1,866 42.0 39.8-44.2 2,178 58.0 55.8-60.2
Western NC 2,076 1,070 47.4 43.9-50.9 1,006 52.6 49.1-56.1

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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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