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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

In this next question we are referring to work for pay.Do arthritis or joint symptoms now affect whether you work, the type of work you do or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,430 1,060 28.5 26.2-31.0 2,370 71.5 69.0-73.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,854 830 26.3 23.9-28.9 2,024 73.7 71.1-76.1
No 574 230 39.7 33.2-46.5 344 60.3 53.5-66.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 49 13 12.0 5.6-24.0 36 88.0 76.0-94.4
Recommended Range 962 221 21.2 17.3-25.6 741 78.8 74.4-82.7
Overweight 1,088 307 26.9 23.0-31.3 781 73.1 68.7-77.0
Obese 1,124 459 38.4 34.0-43.0 665 61.6 57.0-66.0
Current Smoker
No 2,394 673 25.7 23.1-28.5 1,721 74.3 71.5-76.9
Yes 1,016 384 35.2 30.6-40.1 632 64.8 59.9-69.4
Binge Drinker
No 3,144 989 29.0 26.6-31.6 2,155 71.0 68.4-73.4
Yes 250 59 21.6 14.1-31.7 191 78.4 68.3-85.9
Heavy Drinker
No 3,298 1,029 28.5 26.2-31.0 2,269 71.5 69.0-73.8
Yes 97 21 30.4 15.7-50.6 76 69.6 49.4-84.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,199 282 22.5 19.0-26.3 917 77.5 73.7-81.0
Some Physical Activity 1,374 408 26.6 23.2-30.4 966 73.4 69.6-76.8
Physically Inactive 744 327 41.9 36.1-47.9 417 58.1 52.1-63.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 925 565 60.4 55.1-65.5 360 39.6 34.5-44.9
No 2,492 493 17.9 15.7-20.2 1,999 82.1 79.8-84.3
Disability Status
Yes 1,428 803 52.3 48.0-56.5 625 47.7 43.5-52.0
No 1,962 247 12.5 10.4-15.0 1,715 87.5 85.0-89.6
Current Asthma
Yes 357 175 44.4 36.5-52.5 182 55.6 47.5-63.5
No 3,064 884 27.0 24.5-29.5 2,180 73.0 70.5-75.5
Diabetes
Yes 367 185 50.0 42.3-57.6 182 50.0 42.4-57.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 27 9 24.4 8.8-51.9 18 75.6 48.1-91.2
No 3,030 864 26.3 23.9-28.9 2,166 73.7 71.1-76.1
Arthritis
Yes 2,028 818 38.9 35.6-42.2 1,210 61.1 57.8-64.4
No 1,384 236 16.3 13.3-19.7 1,148 83.7 80.3-86.7
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,180 503 40.9 36.5-45.4 677 59.1 54.6-63.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 36 7 11.5 4.7-25.3 29 88.5 74.7-95.3
No 2,211 548 23.0 20.3-25.9 1,663 77.0 74.1-79.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,147 409 34.0 29.9-38.3 738 66.0 61.7-70.1
No 1,684 462 24.2 21.3-27.4 1,222 75.8 72.6-78.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 323 152 46.4 38.3-54.8 171 53.6 45.2-61.7
No 3,061 888 26.8 24.4-29.3 2,173 73.2 70.7-75.6

Back to Arthritis.

*This question was asked of respondents (18-64 yrs.) 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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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