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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,607 3,866 82.9 81.1-84.6 741 17.1 15.4-18.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,005 3,385 83.4 81.5-85.2 620 16.6 14.8-18.5
No 600 479 79.4 73.7-84.1 121 20.6 15.9-26.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 68 57 76.6 57.4-88.8 11 23.4 11.2-42.6
Recommended Range 1,349 1,104 81.3 77.7-84.5 245 18.7 15.5-22.3
Overweight 1,548 1,287 83.2 80.3-85.8 261 16.8 14.2-19.7
Obese 1,376 1,196 84.1 80.6-87.1 180 15.9 12.9-19.4
Current Smoker
No 3,469 2,902 82.5 80.4-84.3 567 17.5 15.7-19.6
Yes 1,114 941 83.9 80.0-87.1 173 16.1 12.9-20.0
Binge Drinker
No 4,291 3,627 83.9 82.1-85.5 664 16.1 14.5-17.9
Yes 267 197 70.5 60.5-78.9 70 29.5 21.1-39.5
Heavy Drinker
No 4,435 3,726 83.5 81.8-85.1 709 16.5 14.9-18.2
Yes 120 95 65.5 47.0-80.2 25 34.5 19.8-53.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,468 1,191 79.4 75.8-82.6 277 20.6 17.4-24.2
Some Physical Activity 1,765 1,485 82.8 79.9-85.3 280 17.2 14.7-20.1
Physically Inactive 1,198 1,034 87.0 84.1-89.5 164 13.0 10.5-15.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,479 1,338 89.3 86.1-91.9 141 10.7 8.1-13.9
No 3,108 2,510 80.2 78.0-82.3 598 19.8 17.7-22.0
Disability Status
Yes 2,156 1,949 90.9 88.8-92.7 207 9.1 7.3-11.2
No 2,402 1,875 76.3 73.5-78.9 527 23.7 21.1-26.5
Current Asthma
Yes 479 429 88.2 83.1-91.9 50 11.8 8.1-16.9
No 4,117 3,429 82.3 80.4-84.1 688 17.7 15.9-19.6
Diabetes
Yes 636 575 89.8 85.6-92.8 61 10.2 7.2-14.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 25 20 94.1 82.4-98.2 5 5.9 1.8-17.6
No 3,936 3,261 81.8 79.8-83.7 675 18.2 16.3-20.2
Arthritis
Yes 2,662 2,450 92.2 90.6-93.5 212 7.8 6.5- 9.4
No 1,917 1,391 73.2 70.0-76.2 526 26.8 23.8-30.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,939 1,704 88.0 85.7-90.0 235 12.0 10.0-14.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 36 28 71.2 45.0-88.2 8 28.8 11.8-55.0
No 2,626 2,128 79.9 77.3-82.2 498 20.1 17.8-22.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,697 1,487 86.8 84.1-89.1 210 13.2 10.9-15.9
No 2,180 1,814 83.0 80.5-85.3 366 17.0 14.7-19.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 668 600 91.6 88.3-94.1 68 8.4 5.9-11.7
No 3,867 3,202 81.5 79.5-83.4 665 18.5 16.6-20.5

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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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