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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,210 2,926 33.0 31.7-34.3 5,284 67.0 65.7-68.3
-Eastern NC 2,759 1,045 35.6 33.4-37.9 1,714 64.4 62.1-66.6
GENDER
Male 860 280 30.7 27.0-34.6 580 69.3 65.4-73.0
Female 1,899 765 39.3 36.7-42.1 1,134 60.7 57.9-63.3
RACE
White 1,873 662 34.0 31.3-36.8 1,211 66.0 63.2-68.7
African American 698 293 37.1 32.8-41.7 405 62.9 58.3-67.2
Other Minorities 179 85 46.3 37.3-55.5 94 53.7 44.5-62.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 24 41.3 27.0-57.2 36 58.7 42.8-73.0
Non-Hispanic 2,696 1,019 35.4 33.1-37.7 1,677 64.6 62.3-66.9
AGE
18-24 47 9 18.0 7.4-37.5 38 82.0 62.5-92.6
25-34 182 42 19.8 14.2-26.9 140 80.2 73.1-85.8
35-44 368 139 39.5 33.4-45.8 229 60.5 54.2-66.6
45-54 601 241 39.1 34.4-44.0 360 60.9 56.0-65.6
55-64 645 273 39.1 34.7-43.8 372 60.9 56.2-65.3
65-74 540 183 33.1 28.6-37.9 357 66.9 62.1-71.4
75+ 367 155 40.5 34.7-46.5 212 59.5 53.5-65.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 533 263 44.4 38.9-49.9 270 55.6 50.1-61.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 955 367 35.6 31.7-39.7 588 64.4 60.3-68.3
Some Post-H.S. 683 234 33.3 29.0-37.9 449 66.7 62.1-71.0
College Graduate 586 180 30.0 25.8-34.6 406 70.0 65.4-74.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 490 284 56.2 50.5-61.8 206 43.8 38.2-49.5
$15,000- 24,999 540 218 40.4 35.1-45.9 322 59.6 54.1-64.9
$25,000- 34,999 344 121 35.3 28.4-42.9 223 64.7 57.1-71.6
$35,000- 49,999 360 95 21.9 17.6-27.0 265 78.1 73.0-82.4
$50,000-74,999 296 76 27.2 21.5-33.6 220 72.8 66.4-78.5
$75,000+ 314 83 27.6 22.3-33.7 231 72.4 66.3-77.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,430 876 58.9 55.5-62.1 554 41.1 37.9-44.5
No 1,289 158 12.6 10.5-15.0 1,131 87.4 85.0-89.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 452 170 35.9 30.6-41.7 282 64.1 58.3-69.4
Non-Veteran 2,305 874 35.5 33.1-38.0 1,431 64.5 62.0-66.9

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported arthritis or joint symptoms that began more than 3 months ago.

^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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