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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-WHITE FEMALES

In this next question we are referring to work for pay.Do arthritis or joint symptoms now affect whether you work, the type of work you do or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,608 472 28.6 25.4-32.1 1,136 71.4 67.9-74.6
AGE
18-24 63 13 12.1 5.7-23.8 50 87.9 76.2-94.3
25-34 186 41 20.5 13.2-30.3 145 79.5 69.7-86.8
35-44 327 98 28.9 22.6-36.0 229 71.1 64.0-77.4
45-54 516 170 35.7 29.7-42.2 346 64.3 57.8-70.3
55-64 499 145 30.3 24.2-37.3 354 69.7 62.7-75.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 86 51.2 39.1-63.2 80 48.8 36.8-60.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 488 171 33.9 28.1-40.3 317 66.1 59.7-71.9
Some Post-H.S. 466 124 26.1 20.6-32.4 342 73.9 67.6-79.4
College Graduate 487 91 17.1 13.0-22.2 396 82.9 77.8-87.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 166 99 61.3 49.4-71.9 67 38.7 28.1-50.6
$15,000- 24,999 269 96 32.1 24.0-41.5 173 67.9 58.5-76.0
$25,000- 34,999 188 56 33.9 23.7-45.9 132 66.1 54.1-76.3
$35,000- 49,999 224 52 21.0 14.2-29.9 172 79.0 70.1-85.8
$50,000-74,999 218 43 25.8 18.1-35.3 175 74.2 64.7-81.9
$75,000+ 248 34 13.9 9.0-20.8 214 86.1 79.2-91.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 80 22 29.2 19.0-42.1 58 70.8 57.9-81.0
Guilford 79 19 22.9 14.5-34.2 60 77.1 65.8-85.5
Mecklenburg 67 10 17.0 8.7-30.7 57 83.0 69.3-91.3
Orange 81 15 14.6 7.9-25.6 66 85.4 74.4-92.1
Wake 72 9 13.3 6.8-24.3 63 86.7 75.7-93.2
Chatham/Lee 69 17 22.6 13.4-35.6 52 77.4 64.4-86.6
Nash/Wilson 53 20 39.5 26.2-54.6 33 60.5 45.4-73.8
Craven/Pamlico 85 27 29.4 20.1-40.8 58 70.6 59.2-79.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 97 36 41.1 30.5-52.6 61 58.9 47.4-69.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 110 38 31.3 22.3-42.0 72 68.7 58.0-77.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 77 19 24.9 15.4-37.6 58 75.1 62.4-84.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 83 32 37.3 25.9-50.5 51 62.7 49.5-74.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 42 14 42.9 27.4-59.9 28 57.1 40.1-72.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 59 23 37.1 24.5-51.7 36 62.9 48.3-75.5
Northeast NC I 52 12 22.9 12.4-38.3 40 77.1 61.7-87.6
Northeast NC II 79 31 41.7 30.4-54.0 48 58.3 46.0-69.6
Northeastern Partnership 131 43 36.4 27.6-46.3 88 63.6 53.7-72.4
Mountain AHEC 269 90 33.4 26.2-41.5 179 66.6 58.5-73.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 468 153 31.5 25.0-38.8 315 68.5 61.2-75.0
Piedmont 686 160 25.2 20.9-30.1 526 74.8 69.9-79.1
Western NC 454 159 34.7 28.7-41.2 295 65.3 58.8-71.3

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*This question was asked of respondents (18-64 yrs.) 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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