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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 losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,690 945 18.1 16.4-19.9 3,745 81.9 80.1-83.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,107 855 19.0 17.2-21.0 3,252 81.0 79.0-82.8
No 580 90 13.1 9.1-18.3 490 86.9 81.7-90.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 71 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5 68 98.7 95.5-99.6
Recommended Range 1,369 61 3.4 2.4- 4.8 1,308 96.6 95.2-97.6
Overweight 1,551 215 12.5 10.0-15.4 1,336 87.5 84.6-90.0
Obese 1,423 591 39.6 35.6-43.8 832 60.4 56.2-64.4
Current Smoker
No 3,557 774 19.5 17.5-21.6 2,783 80.5 78.4-82.5
Yes 1,103 168 14.3 11.2-18.1 935 85.7 81.9-88.8
Binge Drinker
No 4,407 921 19.1 17.3-21.0 3,486 80.9 79.0-82.7
Yes 237 20 5.2 2.6-10.2 217 94.8 89.8-97.4
Heavy Drinker
No 4,528 925 18.5 16.7-20.4 3,603 81.5 79.6-83.3
Yes 115 12 9.1 4.3-18.3 103 90.9 81.7-95.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,464 234 15.6 12.6-19.1 1,230 84.4 80.9-87.4
Some Physical Activity 1,788 404 20.1 17.4-23.0 1,384 79.9 77.0-82.6
Physically Inactive 1,240 275 19.2 16.0-22.8 965 80.8 77.2-84.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,533 416 24.2 20.9-27.8 1,117 75.8 72.2-79.1
No 3,138 523 15.4 13.5-17.6 2,615 84.6 82.4-86.5
Disability Status
Yes 2,235 596 25.0 22.2-27.9 1,639 75.0 72.1-77.8
No 2,401 340 12.4 10.4-14.7 2,061 87.6 85.3-89.6
Current Asthma
Yes 489 150 27.9 22.2-34.3 339 72.1 65.7-77.8
No 4,188 790 17.0 15.3-19.0 3,398 83.0 81.0-84.7
Diabetes
Yes 686 221 30.4 25.5-35.9 465 69.6 64.1-74.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 27 2 1.0 0.2- 4.9 25 99.0 95.1-99.8
No 3,964 719 16.4 14.6-18.4 3,245 83.6 81.6-85.4
Arthritis
Yes 3,280 807 23.0 20.9-25.2 2,473 77.0 74.8-79.1
No 1,387 135 9.1 6.5-12.6 1,252 90.9 87.4-93.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,075 568 24.3 21.7-27.2 1,507 75.7 72.8-78.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 35 3 8.4 2.3-26.7 32 91.6 73.3-97.7
No 2,575 372 14.0 11.9-16.5 2,203 86.0 83.5-88.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,770 429 22.1 19.3-25.2 1,341 77.9 74.8-80.7
No 2,262 435 18.3 15.8-21.0 1,827 81.7 79.0-84.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 713 179 23.8 19.3-29.0 534 76.2 71.0-80.7
No 3,902 753 17.1 15.3-19.1 3,149 82.9 80.9-84.7

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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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