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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 215 66 31.1 23.9-39.3 149 68.9 60.7-76.1
GENDER
Male 68 17 28.4 17.3-43.0 51 71.6 57.0-82.7
Female 147 49 33.2 24.6-43.1 98 66.8 56.9-75.4
RACE
White 138 40 32.2 23.3-42.7 98 67.8 57.3-76.7
Other 76 26 29.7 18.7-43.6 50 70.3 56.4-81.3
AGE
18-44 53 16 31.6 18.7-48.1 37 68.4 51.9-81.3
45+ 161 50 31.3 23.2-40.8 111 68.7 59.2-76.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 18 23.8 14.5-36.6 64 76.2 63.4-85.5
Some College + 133 48 35.1 25.7-45.9 85 64.9 54.1-74.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 129 37 30.8 21.1-42.5 92 69.2 57.5-78.9
$50,000+ 67 22 32.8 21.8-46.0 45 67.2 54.0-78.2

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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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