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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden"

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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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 458 141 23.1 19.1-27.8 317 76.9 72.2-80.9
Buncombe 450 159 24.6 20.6-29.1 291 75.4 70.9-79.4
Cabarrus 422 142 27.5 22.7-32.9 280 72.5 67.1-77.3
Catawba 443 156 27.6 23.1-32.6 287 72.4 67.4-76.9
Cumberland 454 156 24.2 20.2-28.8 298 75.8 71.2-79.8
Davidson 458 166 26.6 22.3-31.5 292 73.4 68.5-77.7
Durham 461 120 19.2 15.6-23.4 341 80.8 76.6-84.4
Forsyth 455 153 25.7 21.6-30.4 302 74.3 69.6-78.4
Gaston 448 182 35.5 29.7-41.7 266 64.5 58.3-70.3
Guilford 466 155 27.3 22.9-32.1 311 72.7 67.9-77.1
Iredell 403 134 26.9 22.3-32.1 269 73.1 67.9-77.7
Johnston 387 132 25.6 20.8-31.0 255 74.4 69.0-79.2
Mecklenburg 872 245 21.9 18.9-25.2 627 78.1 74.8-81.1
New Hanover 444 153 28.5 24.0-33.5 291 71.5 66.5-76.0
Onslow 393 134 23.3 19.2-28.1 259 76.7 71.9-80.8
Orange 418 117 20.0 16.2-24.4 301 80.0 75.6-83.8
Pitt 439 148 25.7 21.3-30.5 291 74.3 69.5-78.7
Randolph 456 160 28.5 24.2-33.4 296 71.5 66.6-75.8
Robeson 443 165 28.3 23.8-33.4 278 71.7 66.6-76.2
Rowan 473 192 33.0 28.2-38.2 281 67.0 61.8-71.8
Union 382 117 23.5 19.3-28.4 265 76.5 71.6-80.7
Wake 859 204 17.9 15.3-20.9 655 82.1 79.1-84.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 469 168 26.1 22.0-30.7 301 73.9 69.3-78.0
Northeast Partnership II 511 196 31.9 27.3-36.9 315 68.1 63.1-72.7
Northeast Partnership I 513 221 37.3 32.1-42.9 292 62.7 57.1-67.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 423 153 27.4 22.7-32.7 270 72.6 67.3-77.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 524 197 32.2 27.4-37.4 327 67.8 62.6-72.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 424 163 34.2 29.1-39.6 261 65.8 60.4-70.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 475 144 23.7 19.7-28.2 331 76.3 71.8-80.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 522 198 30.6 26.2-35.3 324 69.4 64.7-73.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 643 238 28.9 24.8-33.3 405 71.1 66.7-75.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 469 173 29.7 25.2-34.6 296 70.3 65.4-74.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 407 162 31.5 26.7-36.8 245 68.5 63.2-73.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 508 207 32.3 27.8-37.3 301 67.7 62.7-72.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 761 313 36.7 32.3-41.4 448 63.3 58.6-67.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,182 462 31.2 28.0-34.5 720 68.8 65.5-72.0
No 15,951 5,502 27.1 26.3-28.0 10,449 72.9 72.0-73.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,521 2,023 29.3 27.8-30.8 3,498 70.7 69.2-72.2
Piedmont 9,622 3,165 24.9 23.9-26.0 6,457 75.1 74.0-76.1
Western NC 1,990 776 32.3 29.8-35.0 1,214 67.7 65.0-70.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,211 472 32.8 29.5-36.3 739 67.2 63.7-70.5
Northwest 3,265 1,192 28.7 26.9-30.6 2,073 71.3 69.4-73.1
Charlotte 2,537 846 25.8 23.8-28.0 1,691 74.2 72.0-76.2
Greensboro 2,211 729 26.9 24.6-29.3 1,482 73.1 70.7-75.4
Southern Regional 1,779 664 28.8 26.1-31.7 1,115 71.2 68.3-73.9
Coastal 867 313 31.4 27.9-35.1 554 68.6 64.9-72.1
Wake 2,409 674 20.2 18.4-22.1 1,735 79.8 77.9-81.6
Area L 697 275 32.5 28.2-37.0 422 67.5 63.0-71.8
Eastern 2,157 799 29.2 27.0-31.5 1,358 70.8 68.5-73.0

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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, Edgecombe, 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.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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