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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-WHITE FEMALES

Have you ever seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,958 1,513 76.0 73.0-78.8 445 24.0 21.2-27.0
AGE
18-24 47 32 68.0 46.0-84.2 15 32.0 15.8-54.0
25-34 148 97 66.9 55.0-76.9 51 33.1 23.1-45.0
35-44 249 157 58.1 49.1-66.6 92 41.9 33.4-50.9
45-54 416 307 74.4 67.8-80.0 109 25.6 20.0-32.2
55-64 419 339 83.6 78.0-88.0 80 16.4 12.0-22.0
65-74 362 304 82.7 76.5-87.5 58 17.3 12.5-23.5
75+ 304 267 86.9 80.0-91.7 37 13.1 8.3-20.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 332 274 81.0 73.5-86.7 58 19.0 13.3-26.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 622 477 73.3 67.6-78.2 145 26.7 21.8-32.4
Some Post-H.S. 510 394 77.6 71.3-82.8 116 22.4 17.2-28.7
College Graduate 493 367 73.7 67.8-78.8 126 26.3 21.2-32.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 280 233 85.2 78.9-89.8 47 14.8 10.2-21.1
$15,000- 24,999 360 265 70.9 62.6-78.0 95 29.1 22.0-37.4
$25,000- 34,999 207 154 66.8 55.4-76.5 53 33.2 23.5-44.6
$35,000- 49,999 233 178 76.8 68.2-83.6 55 23.2 16.4-31.8
$50,000-74,999 198 155 80.5 71.3-87.3 43 19.5 12.7-28.7
$75,000+ 210 146 67.2 58.0-75.3 64 32.8 24.7-42.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 117 94 82.2 73.5-88.5 23 17.8 11.5-26.5
Guilford 95 74 77.3 66.2-85.5 21 22.7 14.5-33.8
Mecklenburg 80 59 70.4 57.9-80.5 21 29.6 19.5-42.1
Orange 85 63 75.6 62.8-85.0 22 24.4 15.0-37.2
Wake 70 52 76.5 64.5-85.3 18 23.5 14.7-35.5
Chatham/Lee 83 69 79.7 68.0-87.9 14 20.3 12.1-32.0
Nash/Wilson 82 66 79.0 66.6-87.7 16 21.0 12.3-33.4
Craven/Pamlico 112 95 83.7 74.7-89.9 17 16.3 10.1-25.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 113 91 82.4 73.8-88.6 22 17.6 11.4-26.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 126 94 74.1 64.1-82.1 32 25.9 17.9-35.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 90 65 65.6 50.2-78.2 25 34.4 21.8-49.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 106 80 64.8 50.8-76.7 26 35.2 23.3-49.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 53 35 60.4 45.3-73.7 18 39.6 26.3-54.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 79 64 79.7 68.4-87.8 15 20.3 12.2-31.6
Northeast NC I 61 42 72.5 58.9-82.9 19 27.5 17.1-41.1
Northeast NC II 90 75 81.1 69.4-89.1 15 18.9 10.9-30.6
Northeastern Partnership 151 117 78.6 69.9-85.4 34 21.4 14.6-30.1
Mountain AHEC 358 280 78.9 72.6-84.0 78 21.1 16.0-27.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 604 473 76.2 70.3-81.3 131 23.8 18.7-29.7
Piedmont 780 596 75.3 70.7-79.3 184 24.7 20.7-29.3
Western NC 574 444 77.5 72.3-82.0 130 22.5 18.0-27.7

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*This question was asked of respondents who reported having pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint.

^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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