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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested physical activity or exercise to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,689 2,060 41.2 39.0-43.4 2,629 58.8 56.6-61.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,107 1,854 43.1 40.7-45.5 2,253 56.9 54.5-59.3
No 579 205 30.6 25.0-36.8 374 69.4 63.2-75.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 25 31.0 16.5-50.5 45 69.0 49.5-83.5
Recommended Range 1,366 502 31.7 28.2-35.4 864 68.3 64.6-71.8
Overweight 1,549 630 39.3 35.5-43.3 919 60.7 56.7-64.5
Obese 1,428 784 54.3 50.1-58.4 644 45.7 41.6-49.9
Current Smoker
No 3,558 1,605 41.8 39.3-44.4 1,953 58.2 55.6-60.7
Yes 1,101 446 39.2 34.6-44.0 655 60.8 56.0-65.4
Binge Drinker
No 4,406 1,963 42.2 39.9-44.6 2,443 57.8 55.4-60.1
Yes 237 80 25.9 18.8-34.6 157 74.1 65.4-81.2
Heavy Drinker
No 4,526 2,002 41.5 39.2-43.8 2,524 58.5 56.2-60.8
Yes 115 37 30.0 18.6-44.4 78 70.0 55.6-81.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,465 617 38.9 35.0-43.1 848 61.1 56.9-65.0
Some Physical Activity 1,788 878 47.7 44.1-51.3 910 52.3 48.7-55.9
Physically Inactive 1,240 483 34.7 30.6-39.0 757 65.3 61.0-69.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,531 764 49.9 45.8-54.0 767 50.1 46.0-54.2
No 3,139 1,288 37.6 35.0-40.3 1,851 62.4 59.7-65.0
Disability Status
Yes 2,235 1,119 48.7 45.4-52.1 1,116 51.3 47.9-54.6
No 2,400 923 35.5 32.5-38.5 1,477 64.5 61.5-67.5
Current Asthma
Yes 489 264 52.5 45.5-59.4 225 47.5 40.6-54.5
No 4,187 1,787 39.8 37.5-42.2 2,400 60.2 57.8-62.5
Diabetes
Yes 685 354 50.2 44.5-55.8 331 49.8 44.2-55.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 27 10 30.4 12.4-57.3 17 69.6 42.7-87.6
No 3,964 1,692 40.1 37.6-42.5 2,272 59.9 57.5-62.4
Arthritis
Yes 3,280 1,680 49.6 46.9-52.2 1,600 50.4 47.8-53.1
No 1,387 370 25.7 21.9-29.9 1,017 74.3 70.1-78.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,073 1,037 48.9 45.5-52.3 1,036 51.1 47.7-54.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 35 11 40.6 21.8-62.6 24 59.4 37.4-78.2
No 2,577 1,011 36.1 33.2-39.1 1,566 63.9 60.9-66.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,768 867 45.2 41.7-48.8 901 54.8 51.2-58.3
No 2,264 995 43.8 40.6-47.0 1,269 56.2 53.0-59.4
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 712 344 47.2 41.7-52.8 368 52.8 47.2-58.3
No 3,901 1,688 40.5 38.1-43.0 2,213 59.5 57.0-61.9

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed 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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