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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-WHITE FEMALES

Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,272 1,961 86.0 83.7-88.0 311 14.0 12.0-16.3
AGE
18-24 62 47 78.9 63.0-89.2 15 21.1 10.8-37.0
25-34 187 148 77.6 67.7-85.2 39 22.4 14.8-32.3
35-44 307 250 80.2 72.7-86.1 57 19.8 13.9-27.3
45-54 492 416 85.8 80.9-89.6 76 14.2 10.4-19.1
55-64 469 419 90.7 85.9-94.0 50 9.3 6.0-14.1
65-74 397 363 93.1 89.3-95.7 34 6.9 4.3-10.7
75+ 341 305 90.6 85.6-94.0 36 9.4 6.0-14.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 370 332 89.5 83.1-93.7 38 10.5 6.3-16.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 715 622 87.1 83.0-90.3 93 12.9 9.7-17.0
Some Post-H.S. 597 512 84.1 79.2-88.0 85 15.9 12.0-20.8
College Graduate 587 494 84.6 79.8-88.4 93 15.4 11.6-20.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 298 280 95.0 89.7-97.7 18 5.0 2.3-10.3
$15,000- 24,999 416 360 83.9 77.4-88.9 56 16.1 11.1-22.6
$25,000- 34,999 240 207 86.3 79.2-91.2 33 13.7 8.8-20.8
$35,000- 49,999 277 233 84.0 76.1-89.7 44 16.0 10.3-23.9
$50,000-74,999 230 199 84.0 75.2-90.1 31 16.0 9.9-24.8
$75,000+ 259 211 82.4 75.1-87.9 48 17.6 12.1-24.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 128 118 87.3 74.5-94.1 10 12.7 5.9-25.5
Guilford 108 95 89.8 82.3-94.4 13 10.2 5.6-17.7
Mecklenburg 95 80 81.8 70.5-89.4 15 18.2 10.6-29.5
Orange 108 85 77.0 63.6-86.5 23 23.0 13.5-36.4
Wake 87 70 77.9 66.1-86.4 17 22.1 13.6-33.9
Chatham/Lee 96 83 83.8 71.3-91.4 13 16.2 8.6-28.7
Nash/Wilson 88 82 91.2 79.5-96.5 6 8.8 3.5-20.5
Craven/Pamlico 127 112 86.8 78.6-92.1 15 13.2 7.9-21.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 136 113 84.4 76.5-90.0 23 15.6 10.0-23.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 143 126 88.8 82.0-93.2 17 11.2 6.8-18.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 104 90 86.7 76.8-92.7 14 13.3 7.3-23.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 123 106 85.2 76.5-91.0 17 14.8 9.0-23.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 59 53 88.0 74.9-94.7 6 12.0 5.3-25.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 97 80 80.2 68.1-88.5 17 19.8 11.5-31.9
Northeast NC I 74 61 80.6 69.0-88.7 13 19.4 11.3-31.0
Northeast NC II 112 90 79.9 70.0-87.1 22 20.1 12.9-30.0
Northeastern Partnership 186 151 80.1 72.5-86.0 35 19.9 14.0-27.5
Mountain AHEC 403 359 88.6 83.6-92.3 44 11.4 7.7-16.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 707 605 85.9 81.6-89.3 102 14.1 10.7-18.4
Piedmont 918 781 84.8 81.2-87.9 137 15.2 12.1-18.8
Western NC 647 575 89.3 85.3-92.2 72 10.7 7.8-14.7

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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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