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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,951 1,723 32.9 30.8-35.0 3,228 67.1 65.0-69.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,320 1,502 33.0 30.9-35.3 2,818 67.0 64.7-69.1
No 628 221 32.6 26.8-38.9 407 67.4 61.1-73.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 78 22 26.1 13.9-43.8 56 73.9 56.2-86.1
Recommended Range 1,459 407 26.1 22.7-29.7 1,052 73.9 70.3-77.3
Overweight 1,640 532 31.6 28.1-35.4 1,108 68.4 64.6-71.9
Obese 1,484 657 42.1 38.1-46.1 827 57.9 53.9-61.9
Current Smoker
No 3,760 1,294 31.8 29.5-34.1 2,466 68.2 65.9-70.5
Yes 1,160 422 36.2 31.9-40.8 738 63.8 59.2-68.1
Binge Drinker
No 4,632 1,654 33.6 31.5-35.8 2,978 66.4 64.2-68.5
Yes 269 57 24.9 17.0-35.1 212 75.1 64.9-83.0
Heavy Drinker
No 4,775 1,678 32.9 30.8-35.0 3,097 67.1 65.0-69.2
Yes 123 32 39.2 25.2-55.2 91 60.8 44.8-74.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,576 418 26.9 23.4-30.6 1,158 73.1 69.4-76.6
Some Physical Activity 1,874 620 31.3 28.2-34.6 1,254 68.7 65.4-71.8
Physically Inactive 1,298 611 43.8 39.5-48.2 687 56.2 51.8-60.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,569 944 58.2 54.1-62.1 625 41.8 37.9-45.9
No 3,361 768 22.6 20.4-24.9 2,593 77.4 75.1-79.6
Disability Status
Yes 2,298 1,372 57.9 54.6-61.1 926 42.1 38.9-45.4
No 2,598 337 13.1 11.2-15.3 2,261 86.9 84.7-88.8
Current Asthma
Yes 511 271 49.5 42.8-56.3 240 50.5 43.7-57.2
No 4,427 1,444 31.0 28.9-33.2 2,983 69.0 66.8-71.1
Diabetes
Yes 698 349 46.5 41.0-52.1 349 53.5 47.9-59.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 29 10 23.5 8.9-49.2 19 76.5 50.8-91.1
No 4,211 1,358 31.1 28.9-33.3 2,853 68.9 66.7-71.1
Arthritis
Yes 3,286 1,415 41.3 38.7-43.9 1,871 58.7 56.1-61.3
No 1,639 300 19.8 16.7-23.3 1,339 80.2 76.7-83.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,129 951 41.9 38.7-45.2 1,178 58.1 54.8-61.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 38 11 34.9 17.8-56.9 27 65.1 43.1-82.2
No 2,778 758 27.1 24.5-29.9 2,020 72.9 70.1-75.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,837 725 38.8 35.4-42.3 1,112 61.2 57.7-64.6
No 2,375 772 29.3 26.7-32.1 1,603 70.7 67.9-73.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 728 366 50.3 44.8-55.8 362 49.7 44.2-55.2
No 4,147 1,319 30.2 28.0-32.5 2,828 69.8 67.5-72.0

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*This question was asked of respondents who reported joint symptoms beginning 3 months ago, or being told by a doctor that they have 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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