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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Arthritis Management

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested losing weight 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 8,075 2,653 30.8 29.5-32.1 5,422 69.2 67.9-70.5
-Alamance County 206 65 30.4 23.5-38.4 141 69.6 61.6-76.5
GENDER
Male 52 13 21.9 12.3-36.1 39 78.1 63.9-87.7
Female 154 52 33.8 25.4-43.5 102 66.2 56.5-74.6
RACE
White 169 52 30.6 22.9-39.5 117 69.4 60.5-77.1
Other 37 13 29.8 15.9-48.6 24 70.2 51.4-84.1
AGE
18-44 47 19 35.5 22.3-51.5 28 64.5 48.5-77.7
45+ 158 46 28.1 20.4-37.3 112 71.9 62.7-79.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 106 29 25.7 17.1-36.7 77 74.3 63.3-82.9
Some College + 99 35 34.2 24.2-46.0 64 65.8 54.0-75.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 126 40 31.5 22.4-42.2 86 68.5 57.8-77.6
$50,000+ 43 11 22.5 12.0-38.1 32 77.5 61.9-88.0

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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: 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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