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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Arthritis Burden

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,133 5,964 27.3 26.5-28.2 11,169 72.7 71.8-73.5
-Alamance County 458 141 23.1 19.1-27.8 317 76.9 72.2-80.9
GENDER
Male 146 36 15.5 10.4-22.6 110 84.5 77.4-89.6
Female 312 105 28.9 23.5-35.0 207 71.1 65.0-76.5
RACE
White 345 114 26.7 21.7-32.5 231 73.3 67.5-78.3
Other 111 27 15.3 9.6-23.4 84 84.7 76.6-90.4
AGE
18-44 176 19 6.5 3.9-10.8 157 93.5 89.2-96.1
45+ 281 122 43.4 36.8-50.4 159 56.6 49.6-63.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 219 71 23.6 17.6-30.7 148 76.4 69.3-82.4
Some College + 236 70 23.1 17.7-29.5 166 76.9 70.5-82.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 264 88 24.7 19.3-31.0 176 75.3 69.0-80.7
$50,000+ 116 25 18.9 12.0-28.5 91 81.1 71.5-88.0

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): 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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