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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 178 66 36.6 28.3-45.8 112 63.4 54.2-71.7
GENDER
Male 63 19 29.0 17.7-43.7 44 71.0 56.3-82.3
Female 115 47 43.4 32.7-54.7 68 56.6 45.3-67.3
RACE
White 154 54 33.4 24.8-43.3 100 66.6 56.7-75.2
Other 24 12 56.3 33.3-76.9 12 43.7 23.1-66.7
AGE
18-44 43 13 29.8 16.4-47.7 30 70.2 52.3-83.6
45+ 135 53 40.3 30.6-50.8 82 59.7 49.2-69.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 107 41 39.7 28.6-51.9 66 60.3 48.1-71.4
Some College + 71 25 32.8 21.2-47.0 46 67.2 53.0-78.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 103 43 41.3 29.9-53.8 60 58.7 46.2-70.1
$50,000+ 46 13 30.7 17.3-48.4 33 69.3 51.6-82.7

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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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