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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-WHITE FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,336 1,729 36.5 34.4-38.6 2,607 63.5 61.4-65.6
AGE
18-24 230 21 9.7 5.1-17.5 209 90.3 82.5-94.9
25-34 591 76 11.3 8.3-15.2 515 88.7 84.8-91.7
35-44 762 168 21.8 17.9-26.2 594 78.2 73.8-82.1
45-54 837 355 43.9 39.0-49.0 482 56.1 51.0-61.0
55-64 727 376 54.4 49.0-59.7 351 45.6 40.3-51.0
65-74 633 376 59.9 54.3-65.2 257 40.1 34.8-45.7
75+ 526 343 65.9 59.8-71.6 183 34.1 28.4-40.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 576 348 59.8 53.6-65.7 228 40.2 34.3-46.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,287 561 39.8 35.8-43.8 726 60.2 56.2-64.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,154 439 33.4 29.5-37.6 715 66.6 62.4-70.5
College Graduate 1,310 380 25.9 22.7-29.4 930 74.1 70.6-77.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 456 268 59.5 52.6-66.0 188 40.5 34.0-47.4
$15,000- 24,999 735 328 40.5 35.2-46.0 407 59.5 54.0-64.8
$25,000- 34,999 477 189 35.2 28.7-42.3 288 64.8 57.7-71.3
$35,000- 49,999 574 186 24.6 20.1-29.7 388 75.4 70.3-79.9
$50,000-74,999 487 150 29.0 23.7-34.9 337 71.0 65.1-76.3
$75,000+ 580 146 27.9 23.0-33.3 434 72.1 66.7-77.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 100 39.0 32.3-46.1 142 61.0 53.9-67.7
Guilford 200 78 36.5 29.3-44.3 122 63.5 55.7-70.7
Mecklenburg 182 61 30.9 24.1-38.6 121 69.1 61.4-75.9
Orange 237 63 19.8 13.5-28.2 174 80.2 71.8-86.5
Wake 196 60 29.8 23.3-37.3 136 70.2 62.7-76.7
Chatham/Lee 175 81 43.6 35.6-51.9 94 56.4 48.1-64.4
Nash/Wilson 151 71 41.3 33.1-50.0 80 58.7 50.0-66.9
Craven/Pamlico 221 99 40.8 33.9-48.1 122 59.2 51.9-66.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 255 96 35.4 29.0-42.5 159 64.6 57.5-71.0
Appalachian/Wilkes 271 98 29.5 23.1-37.0 173 70.5 63.0-76.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 67 29.7 21.9-38.8 118 70.3 61.2-78.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 108 42.3 35.1-49.9 121 57.7 50.1-64.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 116 42 30.5 22.5-39.8 74 69.5 60.2-77.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 70 34.7 27.5-42.6 107 65.3 57.4-72.5
Northeast NC I 137 56 37.3 29.1-46.4 81 62.7 53.6-70.9
Northeast NC II 220 95 39.0 32.1-46.3 125 61.0 53.7-67.9
Northeastern Partnership 357 151 38.5 33.0-44.4 206 61.5 55.6-67.0
Mountain AHEC 733 333 44.5 39.7-49.4 400 55.5 50.6-60.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,319 549 36.8 32.8-40.9 770 63.2 59.1-67.2
Piedmont 1,831 675 35.3 32.4-38.4 1,156 64.7 61.6-67.6
Western NC 1,186 505 39.6 35.7-43.6 681 60.4 56.4-64.3

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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.

** 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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