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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

The next questions refer to your joints. During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,425 4,632 43.8 42.2-45.4 4,793 56.2 54.6-57.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,053 4,024 45.5 43.8-47.2 4,029 54.5 52.8-56.2
No 1,364 606 35.9 32.0-39.9 758 64.1 60.1-68.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 68 36.4 25.2-49.2 116 63.6 50.8-74.8
Recommended Range 3,267 1,361 37.8 35.2-40.5 1,906 62.2 59.5-64.8
Overweight 3,116 1,555 44.4 41.7-47.1 1,561 55.6 52.9-58.3
Obese 2,302 1,380 55.0 51.6-58.4 922 45.0 41.6-48.4
Current Smoker
No 7,234 3,486 42.5 40.7-44.3 3,748 57.5 55.7-59.3
Yes 2,150 1,121 47.7 44.3-51.2 1,029 52.3 48.8-55.7
Binge Drinker
No 8,703 4,311 44.0 42.4-45.7 4,392 56.0 54.3-57.6
Yes 630 270 38.4 32.4-44.8 360 61.6 55.2-67.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,082 4,459 43.7 42.1-45.3 4,623 56.3 54.7-57.9
Yes 246 120 41.7 31.3-52.9 126 58.3 47.1-68.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,240 1,472 40.8 38.1-43.5 1,768 59.2 56.5-61.9
Some Physical Activity 3,673 1,772 44.3 41.8-46.8 1,901 55.7 53.2-58.2
Physically Inactive 2,198 1,208 46.2 42.9-49.6 990 53.8 50.4-57.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,056 1,485 66.4 62.7-70.0 571 33.6 30.0-37.3
No 7,344 3,127 38.5 36.8-40.2 4,217 61.5 59.8-63.2
Disability Status
Yes 3,030 2,164 68.9 66.1-71.7 866 31.1 28.3-33.9
No 6,227 2,416 34.2 32.4-36.1 3,811 65.8 63.9-67.6
Current Asthma
Yes 733 482 56.3 50.4-62.1 251 43.7 37.9-49.6
No 8,670 4,139 42.8 41.2-44.5 4,531 57.2 55.5-58.8
Diabetes
Yes 958 636 65.8 61.2-70.1 322 34.2 29.9-38.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 25 29.1 16.8-45.6 53 70.9 54.4-83.2
No 8,375 3,961 42.0 40.3-43.7 4,414 58.0 56.3-59.7
Arthritis
Yes 3,293 2,674 78.9 76.4-81.1 619 21.1 18.9-23.6
No 6,085 1,928 29.7 27.9-31.6 4,157 70.3 68.4-72.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,177 1,952 58.1 55.4-60.9 1,225 41.9 39.1-44.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 36 31.4 20.7-44.5 68 68.6 55.5-79.3
No 6,135 2,638 38.2 36.3-40.1 3,497 61.8 59.9-63.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,747 1,706 59.8 57.0-62.6 1,041 40.2 37.4-43.0
No 4,848 2,188 40.0 37.8-42.1 2,660 60.0 57.9-62.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 968 672 68.7 64.1-73.0 296 31.3 27.0-35.9
No 8,290 3,885 41.7 40.0-43.4 4,405 58.3 56.6-60.0

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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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