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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested physical activity or exercise to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,689 2,060 41.2 39.0-43.4 2,629 58.8 56.6-61.0
-Piedmont NC 1,860 813 40.4 37.2-43.8 1,047 59.6 56.2-62.8
GENDER
Male 612 214 33.9 28.4-39.8 398 66.1 60.2-71.6
Female 1,248 599 45.5 41.7-49.4 649 54.5 50.6-58.3
RACE
White 1,424 599 38.6 34.9-42.4 825 61.4 57.6-65.1
African American 367 190 48.8 41.6-56.0 177 51.2 44.0-58.4
Other Minorities 60 20 39.9 23.2-59.2 40 60.1 40.8-76.8
AGE
18-24 51 14 34.1 16.9-56.9 37 65.9 43.1-83.1
25-34 151 50 28.9 20.1-39.7 101 71.1 60.3-79.9
35-44 298 118 38.1 30.8-45.9 180 61.9 54.1-69.2
45-54 416 184 43.8 37.1-50.7 232 56.2 49.3-62.9
55-64 376 176 43.8 37.0-50.9 200 56.2 49.1-63.0
65-74 294 151 46.7 38.9-54.6 143 53.3 45.4-61.1
75+ 261 111 39.3 31.8-47.3 150 60.7 52.7-68.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 330 148 43.0 35.3-51.0 182 57.0 49.0-64.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 550 220 35.8 30.0-42.0 330 64.2 58.0-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 439 214 46.3 39.4-53.3 225 53.7 46.7-60.6
College Graduate 536 229 38.9 33.5-44.7 307 61.1 55.3-66.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 208 109 46.3 36.1-56.8 99 53.7 43.2-63.9
$15,000- 24,999 319 152 47.3 39.2-55.6 167 52.7 44.4-60.8
$25,000- 34,999 185 74 33.9 24.5-44.9 111 66.1 55.1-75.5
$35,000- 49,999 244 95 32.1 25.0-40.2 149 67.9 59.8-75.0
$50,000-74,999 210 101 45.7 35.9-55.8 109 54.3 44.2-64.1
$75,000+ 252 107 42.7 34.9-50.9 145 57.3 49.1-65.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 237 103 41.4 34.5-48.7 134 58.6 51.3-65.5
Guilford 215 92 40.0 32.8-47.7 123 60.0 52.3-67.2
Mecklenburg 192 94 46.7 39.0-54.6 98 53.3 45.4-61.0
Orange 180 77 42.6 33.9-51.8 103 57.4 48.2-66.1
Wake 165 74 44.4 35.7-53.5 91 55.6 46.5-64.3
Chatham/Lee 188 79 45.4 35.6-55.6 109 54.6 44.4-64.4
Nash/Wilson 200 87 38.7 30.9-47.1 113 61.3 52.9-69.1
Craven/Pamlico 244 109 38.4 31.8-45.5 135 61.6 54.5-68.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 218 91 42.6 33.7-52.0 127 57.4 48.0-66.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 237 93 38.6 31.5-46.2 144 61.4 53.8-68.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 236 114 45.4 36.3-54.7 122 54.6 45.3-63.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 230 107 36.2 24.7-49.4 123 63.8 50.6-75.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 240 91 36.0 29.4-43.0 149 64.0 57.0-70.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 226 103 41.4 34.3-48.9 123 58.6 51.1-65.7
Northeast NC I 245 113 43.1 35.9-50.6 132 56.9 49.4-64.1
Northeast NC II 273 129 45.1 38.5-52.0 144 54.9 48.0-61.5
Northeastern Partnership 518 242 44.4 39.4-49.5 276 55.6 50.5-60.6
Mountain AHEC 709 326 43.7 38.7-48.9 383 56.3 51.1-61.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,715 760 42.5 38.6-46.4 955 57.5 53.6-61.4
Piedmont 1,860 813 40.4 37.2-43.8 1,047 59.6 56.2-62.8
Western NC 1,114 487 41.3 37.1-45.7 627 58.7 54.3-62.9

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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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