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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,254 487 31.1 27.6-34.9 767 68.9 65.1-72.4
GENDER
Female 1,254 487 31.1 27.6-34.9 767 68.9 65.1-72.4
RACE
African American 1,254 487 31.1 27.6-34.9 767 68.9 65.1-72.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 6 26.9 7.8-61.5 6 73.1 38.5-92.2
-English Speaking 12 6 26.9 7.8-61.5 6 73.1 38.5-92.2
Non-Hispanic 1,242 481 31.2 27.6-34.9 761 68.8 65.1-72.4
AGE
18-24 93 5 5.1 1.7-14.5 88 94.9 85.5-98.3
25-34 199 16 6.3 3.0-12.5 183 93.7 87.5-97.0
35-44 259 58 22.4 15.8-30.7 201 77.6 69.3-84.2
45-54 256 115 41.1 32.7-50.0 141 58.9 50.0-67.3
55-64 184 116 58.6 48.0-68.4 68 41.4 31.6-52.0
65-74 146 92 65.7 53.3-76.2 54 34.3 23.8-46.7
75+ 104 81 72.0 55.4-84.2 23 28.0 15.8-44.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 291 181 56.1 47.0-64.7 110 43.9 35.3-53.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 421 163 30.1 24.2-36.7 258 69.9 63.3-75.8
Some Post-H.S. 302 84 22.8 16.8-30.1 218 77.2 69.9-83.2
College Graduate 237 56 19.8 14.1-27.2 181 80.2 72.8-85.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 144 52.2 43.5-60.9 123 47.8 39.1-56.5
$15,000- 24,999 286 102 32.5 24.7-41.3 184 67.5 58.7-75.3
$25,000- 34,999 163 41 23.3 15.1-34.2 122 76.7 65.8-84.9
$35,000- 49,999 113 32 22.0 13.6-33.6 81 78.0 66.4-86.4
$50,000-74,999 64 15 17.3 8.6-31.7 49 82.7 68.3-91.4
$75,000+ 53 10 14.9 6.0-32.3 43 85.1 67.7-94.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 8 45.4 21.0-72.2 8 54.6 27.8-79.0
Guilford 71 24 28.7 18.3-42.0 47 71.3 58.0-81.7
Mecklenburg 81 26 26.8 17.8-38.3 55 73.2 61.7-82.2
Orange 30 7 25.7 12.0-46.9 23 74.3 53.1-88.0
Wake 55 12 23.0 12.9-37.6 43 77.0 62.4-87.1
Chatham/Lee 53 17 30.7 18.2-46.9 36 69.3 53.1-81.8
Nash/Wilson 81 30 32.3 22.1-44.6 51 67.7 55.4-77.9
Craven/Pamlico 56 30 36.5 23.0-52.5 26 63.5 47.5-77.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 3 60.5 19.3-90.7 6 39.5 9.3-80.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 3 43.9 12.8-80.7 3 56.1 19.3-87.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 42 37.3 27.5-48.3 63 62.7 51.7-72.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 45 43.2 32.5-54.5 49 56.8 45.5-67.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 42 36.5 27.1-47.1 59 63.5 52.9-72.9
Northeast NC I 170 70 38.5 30.4-47.2 100 61.5 52.8-69.6
Northeast NC II 98 46 38.6 28.6-49.6 52 61.4 50.4-71.4
Northeastern Partnership 268 116 38.5 32.0-45.4 152 61.5 54.6-68.0
Mountain AHEC 32 12 46.9 26.6-68.2 20 53.1 31.8-73.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 664 279 34.0 28.7-39.8 385 66.0 60.2-71.3
Piedmont 544 191 29.1 24.4-34.3 353 70.9 65.7-75.6
Western NC 46 17 30.8 14.8-53.3 29 69.2 46.7-85.2

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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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