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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis-WHITE FEMALES

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,458 870 34.7 32.0-37.6 1,588 65.3 62.4-68.0
AGE
18-24 63 12 14.4 6.7-28.3 51 85.6 71.7-93.3
25-34 188 50 28.8 20.1-39.5 138 71.2 60.5-79.9
35-44 326 88 24.3 18.5-31.3 238 75.7 68.7-81.5
45-54 516 187 37.3 31.3-43.7 329 62.7 56.3-68.7
55-64 499 195 42.0 35.4-48.8 304 58.0 51.2-64.6
65-74 456 154 30.5 24.9-36.8 302 69.5 63.2-75.1
75+ 393 180 48.9 41.6-56.3 213 51.1 43.7-58.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 422 201 50.9 43.5-58.3 221 49.1 41.7-56.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 769 275 35.5 30.6-40.7 494 64.5 59.3-69.4
Some Post-H.S. 647 213 29.1 24.3-34.5 434 70.9 65.5-75.7
College Graduate 617 181 28.4 23.6-33.7 436 71.6 66.3-76.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 324 169 58.7 50.5-66.5 155 41.3 33.5-49.5
$15,000- 24,999 449 160 37.3 30.5-44.7 289 62.7 55.3-69.5
$25,000- 34,999 268 83 26.5 19.3-35.2 185 73.5 64.8-80.7
$35,000- 49,999 290 80 24.2 17.9-31.8 210 75.8 68.2-82.1
$50,000-74,999 243 68 28.1 20.7-36.9 175 71.9 63.1-79.3
$75,000+ 268 60 22.4 16.5-29.7 208 77.6 70.3-83.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 137 42 31.5 23.4-41.0 95 68.5 59.0-76.6
Guilford 114 38 33.3 24.4-43.7 76 66.7 56.3-75.6
Mecklenburg 95 32 29.9 20.9-40.8 63 70.1 59.2-79.1
Orange 112 29 21.3 13.8-31.6 83 78.7 68.4-86.2
Wake 94 25 27.0 17.9-38.5 69 73.0 61.5-82.1
Chatham/Lee 108 34 30.4 21.7-40.9 74 69.6 59.1-78.3
Nash/Wilson 92 37 37.4 27.5-48.6 55 62.6 51.4-72.5
Craven/Pamlico 130 57 42.7 33.7-52.3 73 57.3 47.7-66.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 145 53 36.1 27.8-45.3 92 63.9 54.7-72.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 154 53 30.0 22.7-38.6 101 70.0 61.4-77.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 111 39 35.9 24.4-49.2 72 64.1 50.8-75.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 139 59 44.1 34.0-54.7 80 55.9 45.3-66.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 65 25 43.1 30.6-56.5 40 56.9 43.5-69.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 100 36 34.7 25.1-45.6 64 65.3 54.4-74.9
Northeast NC I 82 23 30.6 20.4-43.0 59 69.4 57.0-79.6
Northeast NC II 126 43 37.3 28.3-47.3 83 62.7 52.7-71.7
Northeastern Partnership 208 66 35.4 28.2-43.3 142 64.6 56.7-71.8
Mountain AHEC 442 167 37.5 31.6-43.8 275 62.5 56.2-68.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 749 277 36.2 30.8-42.0 472 63.8 58.0-69.2
Piedmont 1,001 327 33.3 29.3-37.5 674 66.7 62.5-70.7
Western NC 708 266 36.8 31.9-42.0 442 63.2 58.0-68.1

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*This question was asked of respondents who reported joint symptoms beginning 3 months ago, or being told by a doctor that they have 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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