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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 6,459 4,982 74.4 72.8-75.8 1,477 25.6 24.2-27.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 170 135 76.5 67.7-83.6 35 23.5 16.4-32.3
Buncombe 178 136 76.1 67.5-82.9 42 23.9 17.1-32.5
Cabarrus 159 135 83.1 73.8-89.5 24 16.9 10.5-26.2
Catawba 177 132 68.2 58.2-76.8 45 31.8 23.2-41.8
Cumberland 175 145 80.8 73.2-86.7 30 19.2 13.3-26.8
Davidson 160 122 75.1 66.1-82.3 38 24.9 17.7-33.9
Durham 135 111 79.8 70.6-86.7 24 20.2 13.3-29.4
Forsyth 147 120 79.2 69.2-86.6 27 20.8 13.4-30.8
Gaston 192 153 76.5 68.4-83.1 39 23.5 16.9-31.6
Guilford 160 132 80.5 72.1-86.8 28 19.5 13.2-27.9
Iredell 138 110 75.3 65.1-83.3 28 24.7 16.7-34.9
Johnston 151 125 82.3 73.8-88.4 26 17.7 11.6-26.2
Mecklenburg 286 207 68.6 61.3-75.1 79 31.4 24.9-38.7
New Hanover 180 128 71.3 63.0-78.3 52 28.7 21.7-37.0
Onslow 140 115 78.1 67.6-85.9 25 21.9 14.1-32.4
Orange 136 99 70.0 59.3-78.9 37 30.0 21.1-40.7
Pitt 150 111 71.0 61.4-79.1 39 29.0 20.9-38.6
Randolph 180 132 72.9 64.6-79.9 48 27.1 20.1-35.4
Robeson 176 140 72.2 62.9-79.9 36 27.8 20.1-37.1
Rowan 201 145 71.0 63.3-77.7 56 29.0 22.3-36.7
Union 150 108 65.5 55.8-74.1 42 34.5 25.9-44.2
Wake 256 185 68.2 59.6-75.7 71 31.8 24.3-40.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 199 151 74.1 66.3-80.6 48 25.9 19.4-33.7
Northeast Partnership II 209 167 75.4 65.9-82.9 42 24.6 17.1-34.1
Northeast Partnership I 238 179 73.5 66.0-79.8 59 26.5 20.2-34.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 175 134 72.0 62.5-79.8 41 28.0 20.2-37.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 208 161 75.3 66.1-82.6 47 24.7 17.4-33.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 175 136 74.5 65.8-81.7 39 25.5 18.3-34.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 154 108 62.1 51.3-71.9 46 37.9 28.1-48.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 184 148 79.5 71.5-85.7 36 20.5 14.3-28.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 236 177 70.7 62.5-77.8 59 29.3 22.2-37.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 190 154 80.4 72.4-86.5 36 19.6 13.5-27.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 179 143 80.6 73.1-86.4 36 19.4 13.6-26.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 212 163 72.6 63.3-80.3 49 27.4 19.7-36.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 303 235 74.8 67.8-80.6 68 25.2 19.4-32.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 509 384 72.1 66.5-77.1 125 27.9 22.9-33.5
No 5,950 4,598 74.5 72.9-76.1 1,352 25.5 23.9-27.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,197 1,712 75.1 72.5-77.5 485 24.9 22.5-27.5
Piedmont 3,446 2,638 73.5 71.3-75.6 808 26.5 24.4-28.7
Western NC 816 632 75.7 71.8-79.3 184 24.3 20.7-28.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 481 371 75.2 69.8-79.9 110 24.8 20.1-30.2
Northwest 1,259 972 75.6 72.3-78.6 287 24.4 21.4-27.7
Charlotte 950 717 70.7 66.4-74.7 233 29.3 25.3-33.6
Greensboro 790 617 78.2 74.2-81.8 173 21.8 18.2-25.8
Southern Regional 682 548 76.3 71.1-80.8 134 23.7 19.2-28.9
Coastal 355 260 72.8 66.9-78.0 95 27.2 22.0-33.1
Wake 790 604 71.8 66.6-76.5 186 28.2 23.5-33.4
Area L 307 233 72.1 64.4-78.7 74 27.9 21.3-35.6
Eastern 845 660 75.8 72.0-79.2 185 24.2 20.8-28.0

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported joint symptons that began more than 3 months ago.

^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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