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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis

The next questions refer to your joints. During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,425 4,632 43.8 42.2-45.4 4,793 56.2 54.6-57.8
-Piedmont NC 4,044 1,866 42.0 39.8-44.2 2,178 58.0 55.8-60.2
GENDER
Male 1,525 639 38.3 34.8-41.8 886 61.7 58.2-65.2
Female 2,519 1,227 45.5 42.8-48.3 1,292 54.5 51.7-57.2
RACE
White 2,968 1,424 44.9 42.3-47.6 1,544 55.1 52.4-57.7
African American 815 368 42.5 37.7-47.4 447 57.5 52.6-62.3
Other Minorities 201 59 19.7 13.8-27.2 142 80.3 72.8-86.2
AGE
18-24 245 73 29.4 21.8-38.4 172 70.6 61.6-78.2
25-34 638 181 27.8 23.3-32.8 457 72.2 67.2-76.7
35-44 845 322 35.2 30.9-39.6 523 64.8 60.4-69.1
45-54 817 428 49.5 44.6-54.5 389 50.5 45.5-55.4
55-64 611 365 60.6 55.0-65.8 246 39.4 34.2-45.0
65-74 469 255 52.3 46.0-58.5 214 47.7 41.5-54.0
75+ 387 227 59.3 52.6-65.7 160 40.7 34.3-47.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 586 301 45.5 39.6-51.5 285 54.5 48.5-60.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,075 538 44.7 40.2-49.2 537 55.3 50.8-59.8
Some Post-H.S. 953 450 44.9 40.3-49.7 503 55.1 50.3-59.7
College Graduate 1,415 571 35.4 32.1-38.8 844 64.6 61.2-67.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 363 194 48.8 40.9-56.9 169 51.2 43.1-59.1
$15,000- 24,999 664 324 42.8 37.2-48.6 340 57.2 51.4-62.8
$25,000- 34,999 403 179 39.5 32.8-46.7 224 60.5 53.3-67.2
$35,000- 49,999 546 249 40.0 34.5-45.8 297 60.0 54.2-65.5
$50,000-74,999 472 216 43.7 37.6-50.1 256 56.3 49.9-62.4
$75,000+ 660 268 38.9 33.8-44.1 392 61.1 55.9-66.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 453 229 46.9 41.5-52.4 224 53.1 47.6-58.5
Guilford 445 216 45.5 40.1-51.1 229 54.5 48.9-59.9
Mecklenburg 449 207 41.4 35.8-47.2 242 58.6 52.8-64.2
Orange 451 197 36.8 30.6-43.4 254 63.2 56.6-69.4
Wake 453 174 35.2 30.3-40.4 279 64.8 59.6-69.7
Chatham/Lee 400 189 44.4 38.2-50.8 211 55.6 49.2-61.8
Nash/Wilson 379 191 46.7 40.7-52.7 188 53.3 47.3-59.3
Craven/Pamlico 454 247 50.3 44.7-55.8 207 49.7 44.2-55.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 437 226 49.6 43.7-55.5 211 50.4 44.5-56.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 456 227 43.7 37.5-50.1 229 56.3 49.9-62.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 476 233 44.8 37.2-52.8 243 55.2 47.2-62.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 425 215 48.9 38.2-59.7 210 51.1 40.3-61.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 471 244 46.4 41.3-51.6 227 53.6 48.4-58.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 417 227 49.5 43.3-55.7 190 50.5 44.3-56.7
Northeast NC I 461 237 50.1 43.8-56.4 224 49.9 43.6-56.2
Northeast NC II 511 262 47.9 42.7-53.2 249 52.1 46.8-57.3
Northeastern Partnership 972 499 48.7 44.6-52.8 473 51.3 47.2-55.4
Mountain AHEC 1,306 681 49.9 45.6-54.2 625 50.1 45.8-54.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,305 1,696 45.7 42.8-48.6 1,609 54.3 51.4-57.2
Piedmont 4,044 1,866 42.0 39.8-44.2 2,178 58.0 55.8-60.2
Western NC 2,076 1,070 47.4 43.9-50.9 1,006 52.6 49.1-56.1

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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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