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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Management-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,008 468 46.8 43.0-50.7 540 53.2 49.3-57.0
GENDER
Female 1,008 468 46.8 43.0-50.7 540 53.2 49.3-57.0
RACE
African American 1,008 468 46.8 43.0-50.7 540 53.2 49.3-57.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 2 70.4 23.3-94.9 2 29.6 5.1-76.7
-English Speaking 3 2 88.7 41.2-98.9 1 11.3 1.1-58.8
-Spanish Speaking 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,004 466 46.7 42.9-50.5 538 53.3 49.5-57.1
AGE
18-24 18 7 38.8 18.1-64.6 11 61.2 35.4-81.9
25-34 61 21 37.9 24.5-53.3 40 62.1 46.7-75.5
35-44 160 82 52.6 42.6-62.4 78 47.4 37.6-57.4
45-54 234 119 51.3 43.7-58.9 115 48.7 41.1-56.3
55-64 249 124 47.0 39.5-54.7 125 53.0 45.3-60.5
65-74 164 80 51.0 42.1-60.0 84 49.0 40.0-57.9
75+ 120 33 33.5 24.0-44.5 87 66.5 55.5-76.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 290 128 42.9 36.1-50.0 162 57.1 50.0-63.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 321 153 44.9 38.2-51.9 168 55.1 48.1-61.8
Some Post-H.S. 233 117 56.1 48.5-63.4 116 43.9 36.6-51.5
College Graduate 163 70 43.6 34.5-53.2 93 56.4 46.8-65.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 282 144 52.3 45.4-59.1 138 47.7 40.9-54.6
$15,000- 24,999 246 121 48.9 41.1-56.7 125 51.1 43.3-58.9
$25,000- 34,999 126 60 50.9 40.1-61.7 66 49.1 38.3-59.9
$35,000- 49,999 83 39 53.7 41.3-65.6 44 46.3 34.4-58.7
$50,000-74,999 54 25 46.6 32.1-61.6 29 53.4 38.4-67.9
$75,000+ 49 21 40.7 25.8-57.4 28 59.3 42.6-74.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 564 289 51.5 46.3-56.6 275 48.5 43.4-53.7
No 437 177 41.1 35.5-46.8 260 58.9 53.2-64.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 24 12 58.7 33.4-80.1 12 41.3 19.9-66.6
Non-Veteran 984 456 46.5 42.7-50.4 528 53.5 49.6-57.3

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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.

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