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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 2,098 788 32.8 30.4-35.2 1,310 67.2 64.8-69.6
GENDER
Female 2,098 788 32.8 30.4-35.2 1,310 67.2 64.8-69.6
RACE
African American 2,098 788 32.8 30.4-35.2 1,310 67.2 64.8-69.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 41 3 5.0 1.3-17.1 38 95.0 82.9-98.7
-English Speaking 11 3 28.7 8.2-64.6 8 71.3 35.4-91.8
-Spanish Speaking 30 0 0.0 . - . 30 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 2,057 785 33.8 31.4-36.3 1,272 66.2 63.7-68.6
AGE
18-24 126 6 4.3 1.9- 9.5 120 95.7 90.5-98.1
25-34 340 31 8.2 5.4-12.1 309 91.8 87.9-94.6
35-44 440 97 22.4 17.8-27.8 343 77.6 72.2-82.2
45-54 428 174 39.5 34.1-45.2 254 60.5 54.8-65.9
55-64 354 213 59.0 52.6-65.2 141 41.0 34.8-47.4
65-74 235 154 65.7 57.8-72.8 81 34.3 27.2-42.2
75+ 160 111 67.7 58.6-75.6 49 32.3 24.4-41.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 409 259 58.4 51.9-64.6 150 41.6 35.4-48.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 722 247 26.5 22.8-30.5 475 73.5 69.5-77.2
Some Post-H.S. 523 176 31.3 26.8-36.2 347 68.7 63.8-73.2
College Graduate 441 106 21.7 17.6-26.4 335 78.3 73.6-82.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 461 239 43.7 38.2-49.2 222 56.3 50.8-61.8
$15,000- 24,999 505 191 36.6 31.5-42.0 314 63.4 58.0-68.5
$25,000- 34,999 316 86 25.2 20.0-31.3 230 74.8 68.7-80.0
$35,000- 49,999 215 62 26.7 20.4-34.1 153 73.3 65.9-79.6
$50,000-74,999 159 33 16.2 11.1-23.0 126 83.8 77.0-88.9
$75,000+ 132 30 21.6 14.6-30.7 102 78.4 69.3-85.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 751 472 59.0 54.5-63.4 279 41.0 36.6-45.5
No 1,267 302 20.2 17.8-22.9 965 79.8 77.1-82.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 71 16 17.2 10.0-27.9 55 82.8 72.1-90.0
Non-Veteran 2,025 772 33.3 30.9-35.8 1,253 66.7 64.2-69.1

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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.

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