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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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 17,187 7,544 38.4 37.5-39.4 9,643 61.6 60.6-62.5
-Eastern NC 5,535 2,538 40.7 39.0-42.4 2,997 59.3 57.6-61.0
GENDER
Male 1,927 803 37.4 34.7-40.3 1,124 62.6 59.7-65.3
Female 3,608 1,735 43.7 41.7-45.7 1,873 56.3 54.3-58.3
RACE
White 3,696 1,723 42.0 39.9-44.1 1,973 58.0 55.9-60.1
African American 1,355 636 43.4 39.9-46.9 719 56.6 53.1-60.1
Other Minorities 466 171 25.6 21.0-30.8 295 74.4 69.2-79.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 244 63 18.3 13.6-24.3 181 81.7 75.7-86.4
Non-Hispanic 5,284 2,472 42.5 40.8-44.3 2,812 57.5 55.7-59.2
AGE
18-24 275 57 20.4 15.0-27.2 218 79.6 72.8-85.0
25-34 773 193 25.7 22.1-29.6 580 74.3 70.4-77.9
35-44 983 368 34.9 31.4-38.5 615 65.1 61.5-68.6
45-54 1,137 583 48.4 44.8-52.1 554 51.6 47.9-55.2
55-64 1,035 582 55.4 51.7-59.1 453 44.6 40.9-48.3
65-74 765 456 61.0 56.9-65.0 309 39.0 35.0-43.1
75+ 536 290 54.4 49.3-59.4 246 45.6 40.6-50.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 865 471 43.0 38.4-47.6 394 57.0 52.4-61.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,827 855 41.1 38.1-44.3 972 58.9 55.7-61.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,414 648 42.1 38.7-45.5 766 57.9 54.5-61.3
College Graduate 1,421 562 36.7 33.8-39.7 859 63.3 60.3-66.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 751 438 52.7 47.9-57.5 313 47.3 42.5-52.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,033 509 42.2 38.0-46.4 524 57.8 53.6-62.0
$25,000- 34,999 711 325 40.3 35.1-45.7 386 59.7 54.3-64.9
$35,000- 49,999 784 327 37.5 33.6-41.6 457 62.5 58.4-66.4
$50,000-74,999 711 292 39.8 35.5-44.3 419 60.2 55.7-64.5
$75,000+ 752 292 36.3 32.5-40.4 460 63.7 59.6-67.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,888 1,322 65.7 62.2-69.0 566 34.3 31.0-37.8
No 3,513 1,178 30.1 28.2-32.1 2,335 69.9 67.9-71.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 899 410 43.2 39.2-47.3 489 56.8 52.7-60.8
Non-Veteran 4,629 2,124 40.1 38.2-42.0 2,505 59.9 58.0-61.8

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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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