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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you ever seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,863 2,938 72.3 69.9-74.6 925 27.7 25.4-30.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,382 2,639 74.6 72.2-77.0 743 25.4 23.0-27.8
No 479 298 57.0 49.7-64.1 181 43.0 35.9-50.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 57 43 62.5 32.3-85.3 14 37.5 14.7-67.7
Recommended Range 1,103 792 66.7 61.9-71.2 311 33.3 28.8-38.1
Overweight 1,285 955 70.7 66.5-74.5 330 29.3 25.5-33.5
Obese 1,196 978 80.3 76.5-83.6 218 19.7 16.4-23.5
Current Smoker
No 2,899 2,254 73.6 70.8-76.2 645 26.4 23.8-29.2
Yes 941 668 68.8 63.7-73.4 273 31.2 26.6-36.3
Binge Drinker
No 3,624 2,793 73.9 71.5-76.2 831 26.1 23.8-28.5
Yes 197 116 49.7 38.8-60.7 81 50.3 39.3-61.2
Heavy Drinker
No 3,723 2,849 73.0 70.5-75.3 874 27.0 24.7-29.5
Yes 95 59 59.0 43.9-72.6 36 41.0 27.4-56.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,190 865 70.8 66.3-74.9 325 29.2 25.1-33.7
Some Physical Activity 1,484 1,112 72.7 69.0-76.1 372 27.3 23.9-31.0
Physically Inactive 1,034 839 74.8 69.8-79.3 195 25.2 20.7-30.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,337 1,171 83.1 79.0-86.5 166 16.9 13.5-21.0
No 2,508 1,754 67.6 64.5-70.4 754 32.4 29.6-35.5
Disability Status
Yes 1,948 1,657 82.2 79.1-84.9 291 17.8 15.1-20.9
No 1,874 1,254 63.5 60.0-67.0 620 36.5 33.0-40.0
Current Asthma
Yes 429 367 81.6 74.8-86.8 62 18.4 13.2-25.2
No 3,426 2,564 71.2 68.6-73.6 862 28.8 26.4-31.4
Diabetes
Yes 575 486 80.2 74.4-85.0 89 19.8 15.0-25.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 20 15 88.1 64.0-96.8 5 11.9 3.2-36.0
No 3,258 2,431 71.1 68.4-73.6 827 28.9 26.4-31.6
Arthritis
Yes 2,450 2,234 90.6 88.7-92.2 216 9.4 7.8-11.3
No 1,389 687 48.1 43.7-52.4 702 51.9 47.6-56.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,704 1,437 82.4 79.2-85.2 267 17.6 14.8-20.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 28 16 56.0 31.7-77.8 12 44.0 22.2-68.3
No 2,125 1,479 65.6 62.2-68.8 646 34.4 31.2-37.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,485 1,201 78.7 75.2-81.9 284 21.3 18.1-24.8
No 1,813 1,402 75.2 72.0-78.2 411 24.8 21.8-28.0
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 600 524 85.2 80.1-89.2 76 14.8 10.8-19.9
No 3,200 2,366 70.5 67.9-73.0 834 29.5 27.0-32.1

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*This question was asked of respondents who reported having pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint.

^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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