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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-WHITE FEMALES

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,354 451 18.9 16.7-21.4 1,903 81.1 78.6-83.3
AGE
18-24 55 4 2.9 0.7-12.1 51 97.1 87.9-99.3
25-34 173 32 15.2 9.5-23.6 141 84.8 76.4-90.5
35-44 304 49 15.0 10.2-21.6 255 85.0 78.4-89.8
45-54 491 104 21.3 16.4-27.2 387 78.7 72.8-83.6
55-64 482 111 24.6 18.9-31.4 371 75.4 68.6-81.1
65-74 447 102 25.3 19.8-31.9 345 74.7 68.1-80.2
75+ 386 47 13.8 9.4-19.7 339 86.2 80.3-90.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 405 81 19.9 14.3-27.1 324 80.1 72.9-85.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 741 150 20.7 16.6-25.4 591 79.3 74.6-83.4
Some Post-H.S. 624 117 17.7 13.8-22.3 507 82.3 77.7-86.2
College Graduate 583 103 17.6 13.6-22.3 480 82.4 77.7-86.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 318 70 26.2 18.6-35.5 248 73.8 64.5-81.4
$15,000- 24,999 437 90 18.9 14.2-24.8 347 81.1 75.2-85.8
$25,000- 34,999 258 52 17.2 11.0-25.9 206 82.8 74.1-89.0
$35,000- 49,999 275 59 17.5 12.5-23.9 216 82.5 76.1-87.5
$50,000-74,999 235 49 26.5 18.7-36.2 186 73.5 63.8-81.3
$75,000+ 251 35 15.2 10.2-22.0 216 84.8 78.0-89.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 137 24 16.4 10.8-24.1 113 83.6 75.9-89.2
Guilford 110 21 21.7 14.2-31.8 89 78.3 68.2-85.8
Mecklenburg 90 17 16.0 9.5-25.8 73 84.0 74.2-90.5
Orange 103 20 25.7 13.3-43.8 83 74.3 56.2-86.7
Wake 86 18 22.4 13.9-34.0 68 77.6 66.0-86.1
Chatham/Lee 103 15 14.7 8.7-23.7 88 85.3 76.3-91.3
Nash/Wilson 90 20 21.8 14.0-32.3 70 78.2 67.7-86.0
Craven/Pamlico 127 27 19.6 13.3-27.8 100 80.4 72.2-86.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 135 19 14.0 8.5-22.2 116 86.0 77.8-91.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 150 29 17.5 11.8-25.2 121 82.5 74.8-88.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 23 25.2 14.8-39.4 82 74.8 60.6-85.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 133 28 18.7 12.3-27.3 105 81.3 72.7-87.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 62 10 16.7 8.6-30.0 52 83.3 70.0-91.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 94 23 22.7 14.9-32.9 71 77.3 67.1-85.1
Northeast NC I 75 11 13.3 7.1-23.5 64 86.7 76.5-92.9
Northeast NC II 121 23 17.7 11.6-26.2 98 82.3 73.8-88.4
Northeastern Partnership 196 34 16.5 11.6-23.1 162 83.5 76.9-88.4
Mountain AHEC 430 89 20.4 15.7-26.1 341 79.6 73.9-84.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 719 147 21.0 16.5-26.5 572 79.0 73.5-83.5
Piedmont 948 176 18.4 15.3-22.1 772 81.6 77.9-84.7
Western NC 687 128 17.5 13.9-21.7 559 82.5 78.3-86.1

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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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