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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-WHITE FEMALES

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested physical activity or exercise to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,351 1,093 45.0 42.0-48.1 1,258 55.0 51.9-58.0
AGE
18-24 55 13 15.2 7.0-30.1 42 84.8 69.9-93.0
25-34 172 65 30.4 22.0-40.3 107 69.6 59.7-78.0
35-44 303 145 49.3 41.3-57.3 158 50.7 42.7-58.7
45-54 492 223 46.4 39.9-53.0 269 53.6 47.0-60.1
55-64 482 246 50.6 43.8-57.4 236 49.4 42.6-56.2
65-74 446 238 53.2 46.3-60.0 208 46.8 40.0-53.7
75+ 385 154 42.0 34.8-49.5 231 58.0 50.5-65.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 406 174 38.3 31.3-45.8 232 61.7 54.2-68.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 741 347 47.5 42.1-52.9 394 52.5 47.1-57.9
Some Post-H.S. 623 300 46.6 40.6-52.8 323 53.4 47.2-59.4
College Graduate 580 271 45.0 39.3-50.9 309 55.0 49.1-60.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 318 166 50.3 41.8-58.8 152 49.7 41.2-58.2
$15,000- 24,999 437 213 47.1 39.8-54.5 224 52.9 45.5-60.2
$25,000- 34,999 258 117 40.9 31.7-50.7 141 59.1 49.3-68.3
$35,000- 49,999 275 135 43.6 35.3-52.3 140 56.4 47.7-64.7
$50,000-74,999 233 118 51.7 42.5-60.7 115 48.3 39.3-57.5
$75,000+ 249 112 48.1 39.6-56.7 137 51.9 43.3-60.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 137 61 45.3 36.2-54.6 76 54.7 45.4-63.8
Guilford 110 59 53.6 43.1-63.8 51 46.4 36.2-56.9
Mecklenburg 89 43 43.4 32.6-54.9 46 56.6 45.1-67.4
Orange 103 46 41.4 29.5-54.5 57 58.6 45.5-70.5
Wake 86 43 53.0 41.6-64.0 43 47.0 36.0-58.4
Chatham/Lee 103 48 47.5 37.2-58.0 55 52.5 42.0-62.8
Nash/Wilson 88 35 34.8 25.2-45.8 53 65.2 54.2-74.8
Craven/Pamlico 128 61 42.4 33.4-51.8 67 57.6 48.2-66.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 135 61 45.6 36.2-55.4 74 54.4 44.6-63.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 150 62 40.6 31.4-50.5 88 59.4 49.5-68.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 46 48.1 35.2-61.2 59 51.9 38.8-64.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 133 68 48.2 37.9-58.7 65 51.8 41.3-62.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 62 18 30.1 19.1-44.1 44 69.9 55.9-80.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 94 37 37.5 27.3-49.0 57 62.5 51.0-72.7
Northeast NC I 76 40 49.3 37.1-61.5 36 50.7 38.5-62.9
Northeast NC II 121 65 53.9 43.8-63.6 56 46.1 36.4-56.2
Northeastern Partnership 197 105 52.6 44.6-60.6 92 47.4 39.4-55.4
Mountain AHEC 430 216 52.2 45.7-58.6 214 47.8 41.4-54.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 717 328 46.6 40.7-52.6 389 53.4 47.4-59.3
Piedmont 946 439 43.3 39.0-47.8 507 56.7 52.2-61.0
Western NC 688 326 47.4 42.1-52.7 362 52.6 47.3-57.9

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed 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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