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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 387 132 25.6 20.8-31.0 255 74.4 69.0-79.2
GENDER
Male 137 41 20.1 13.9-28.2 96 79.9 71.8-86.1
Female 250 91 31.0 24.7-38.1 159 69.0 61.9-75.3
RACE
White 323 117 27.5 22.0-33.7 206 72.5 66.3-78.0
Other 64 15 17.3 9.7-29.0 49 82.7 71.0-90.3
AGE
18-44 158 24 11.4 7.1-17.8 134 88.6 82.2-92.9
45+ 227 108 45.7 38.1-53.4 119 54.3 46.6-61.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 197 89 32.9 25.4-41.5 108 67.1 58.5-74.6
Some College + 188 43 18.5 12.9-25.9 145 81.5 74.1-87.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 204 80 27.1 20.6-34.8 124 72.9 65.2-79.4
$50,000+ 126 33 21.2 14.4-30.2 93 78.8 69.8-85.6

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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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