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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 9,388 3,299 28.5 27.2-29.9 6,089 71.5 70.1-72.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,020 2,954 30.3 28.9-31.8 5,066 69.7 68.2-71.1
No 1,360 344 20.5 17.3-24.0 1,016 79.5 76.0-82.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 183 41 15.9 9.8-24.7 142 84.1 75.3-90.2
Recommended Range 3,251 912 23.6 21.5-25.8 2,339 76.4 74.2-78.5
Overweight 3,106 1,075 27.9 25.7-30.3 2,031 72.1 69.7-74.3
Obese 2,296 1,063 38.0 35.0-41.2 1,233 62.0 58.8-65.0
Current Smoker
No 7,208 2,569 28.2 26.7-29.7 4,639 71.8 70.3-73.3
Yes 2,140 710 29.1 26.2-32.1 1,430 70.9 67.9-73.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,671 3,151 29.7 28.3-31.1 5,520 70.3 68.9-71.7
Yes 625 119 15.2 11.5-19.8 506 84.8 80.2-88.5
Heavy Drinker
No 9,049 3,202 28.6 27.3-30.0 5,847 71.4 70.0-72.7
Yes 243 68 26.2 17.9-36.6 175 73.8 63.4-82.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,231 953 24.2 22.1-26.5 2,278 75.8 73.5-77.9
Some Physical Activity 3,664 1,236 28.2 26.1-30.4 2,428 71.8 69.6-73.9
Physically Inactive 2,186 953 34.4 31.4-37.6 1,233 65.6 62.4-68.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,042 1,265 54.3 50.6-58.0 777 45.7 42.0-49.4
No 7,320 2,020 22.5 21.1-23.8 5,300 77.5 76.2-78.9
Disability Status
Yes 3,013 1,775 54.0 51.0-57.0 1,238 46.0 43.0-49.0
No 6,213 1,490 18.9 17.5-20.3 4,723 81.1 79.7-82.5
Current Asthma
Yes 729 385 45.5 39.9-51.1 344 54.5 48.9-60.1
No 8,639 2,904 27.2 25.8-28.6 5,735 72.8 71.4-74.2
Diabetes
Yes 953 556 53.8 49.1-58.6 397 46.2 41.4-50.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 19 29.3 15.9-47.5 59 70.7 52.5-84.1
No 8,343 2,716 26.2 24.8-27.6 5,627 73.8 72.4-75.2
Arthritis
Yes 3,299 3,299 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 6,089 0 0.0 . - . 6,089 100 . - .
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,164 1,688 46.7 44.0-49.5 1,476 53.3 50.5-56.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 17 13.9 7.7-23.9 87 86.1 76.1-92.3
No 6,112 1,590 21.3 19.9-22.8 4,522 78.7 77.2-80.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,733 1,377 45.4 42.6-48.2 1,356 54.6 51.8-57.4
No 4,832 1,569 27.4 25.6-29.3 3,263 72.6 70.7-74.4
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 964 584 58.7 53.8-63.4 380 41.3 36.6-46.2
No 8,263 2,653 25.9 24.6-27.3 5,610 74.1 72.7-75.4

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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.

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

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