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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,261 643 46.7 42.5-50.9 618 53.3 49.1-57.5
GENDER
Female 1,261 643 46.7 42.5-50.9 618 53.3 49.1-57.5
RACE
African American 1,261 643 46.7 42.5-50.9 618 53.3 49.1-57.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 6 48.1 14.6-83.4 6 51.9 16.6-85.4
-English Speaking 12 6 48.1 14.6-83.4 6 51.9 16.6-85.4
Non-Hispanic 1,249 637 46.7 42.5-51.0 612 53.3 49.0-57.5
AGE
18-24 93 18 24.2 13.1-40.3 75 75.8 59.7-86.9
25-34 199 59 25.2 17.9-34.3 140 74.8 65.7-82.1
35-44 259 109 43.6 34.9-52.7 150 56.4 47.3-65.1
45-54 259 161 63.9 55.4-71.7 98 36.1 28.3-44.6
55-64 184 118 63.9 53.2-73.4 66 36.1 26.6-46.8
65-74 148 94 62.8 50.0-74.1 54 37.2 25.9-50.0
75+ 106 78 72.1 56.6-83.7 28 27.9 16.3-43.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 179 60.2 51.2-68.5 114 39.8 31.5-48.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 427 218 46.4 39.1-54.0 209 53.6 46.0-60.9
Some Post-H.S. 302 142 43.8 35.2-52.7 160 56.2 47.3-64.8
College Graduate 236 103 38.0 30.3-46.4 133 62.0 53.6-69.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 272 164 59.3 50.5-67.5 108 40.7 32.5-49.5
$15,000- 24,999 286 139 45.5 36.6-54.8 147 54.5 45.2-63.4
$25,000- 34,999 163 70 49.8 38.6-61.0 93 50.2 39.0-61.4
$35,000- 49,999 113 53 44.7 32.3-57.8 60 55.3 42.2-67.7
$50,000-74,999 64 32 37.3 23.3-53.8 32 62.7 46.2-76.7
$75,000+ 52 24 39.5 24.6-56.7 28 60.5 43.3-75.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 11 57.2 28.4-81.8 5 42.8 18.2-71.6
Guilford 71 33 45.6 32.1-59.7 38 54.4 40.3-67.9
Mecklenburg 82 45 55.5 43.3-67.1 37 44.5 32.9-56.7
Orange 31 11 32.6 17.7-52.1 20 67.4 47.9-82.3
Wake 55 16 29.9 18.2-45.0 39 70.1 55.0-81.8
Chatham/Lee 53 24 44.9 30.4-60.3 29 55.1 39.7-69.6
Nash/Wilson 81 35 45.1 33.3-57.5 46 54.9 42.5-66.7
Craven/Pamlico 57 36 59.6 42.0-75.0 21 40.4 25.0-58.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 4 70.1 29.7-92.8 5 29.9 7.2-70.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 3 43.9 12.8-80.7 3 56.1 19.3-87.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 48 45.3 34.7-56.3 57 54.7 43.7-65.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 8 4 47.4 17.4-79.5 4 52.6 20.5-82.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 54 47.7 36.6-59.0 40 52.3 41.0-63.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 63 60.7 49.6-70.8 39 39.3 29.2-50.4
Northeast NC I 171 84 47.8 39.1-56.7 87 52.2 43.3-60.9
Northeast NC II 99 59 56.1 44.4-67.1 40 43.9 32.9-55.6
Northeastern Partnership 270 143 51.7 44.5-58.8 127 48.3 41.2-55.5
Mountain AHEC 31 20 59.5 36.5-79.0 11 40.5 21.0-63.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 668 359 46.7 40.6-52.9 309 53.3 47.1-59.4
Piedmont 548 258 46.7 40.9-52.6 290 53.3 47.4-59.1
Western NC 45 26 46.7 23.7-71.2 19 53.3 28.8-76.3

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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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