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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden"

Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,496 6,465 84.2 83.0-85.4 1,031 15.8 14.6-17.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 202 170 84.1 77.5-89.1 32 15.9 10.9-22.5
Buncombe 195 178 88.5 81.1-93.2 17 11.5 6.8-18.9
Cabarrus 183 159 86.6 79.3-91.6 24 13.4 8.4-20.7
Catawba 196 177 90.9 85.4-94.4 19 9.1 5.6-14.6
Cumberland 204 175 83.4 75.6-89.0 29 16.6 11.0-24.4
Davidson 192 160 75.9 66.3-83.5 32 24.1 16.5-33.7
Durham 168 135 73.0 63.2-80.9 33 27.0 19.1-36.8
Forsyth 181 147 78.0 68.8-85.0 34 22.0 15.0-31.2
Gaston 227 192 77.9 66.3-86.4 35 22.1 13.6-33.7
Guilford 188 160 83.6 76.5-88.8 28 16.4 11.2-23.5
Iredell 172 139 78.7 69.7-85.6 33 21.3 14.4-30.3
Johnston 171 151 86.5 78.3-91.9 20 13.5 8.1-21.7
Mecklenburg 351 286 78.2 71.7-83.5 65 21.8 16.5-28.3
New Hanover 202 180 89.3 82.4-93.7 22 10.7 6.3-17.6
Onslow 159 141 83.5 71.8-90.9 18 16.5 9.1-28.2
Orange 161 136 84.7 76.9-90.2 25 15.3 9.8-23.1
Pitt 171 150 88.6 82.2-92.9 21 11.4 7.1-17.8
Randolph 200 180 87.9 79.9-93.0 20 12.1 7.0-20.1
Robeson 201 176 81.4 69.8-89.2 25 18.6 10.8-30.2
Rowan 230 201 88.6 83.4-92.4 29 11.4 7.6-16.6
Union 161 151 93.0 87.0-96.3 10 7.0 3.7-13.0
Wake 313 257 80.4 74.2-85.3 56 19.6 14.7-25.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 232 199 82.3 72.3-89.2 33 17.7 10.8-27.7
Northeast Partnership II 244 209 85.6 80.0-89.9 35 14.4 10.1-20.0
Northeast Partnership I 274 238 84.6 78.1-89.4 36 15.4 10.6-21.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 197 175 84.3 75.2-90.6 22 15.7 9.4-24.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 239 209 86.8 80.6-91.2 30 13.2 8.8-19.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 201 175 86.8 80.7-91.2 26 13.2 8.8-19.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 193 154 77.2 69.3-83.5 39 22.8 16.5-30.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 217 185 85.6 79.3-90.3 32 14.4 9.7-20.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 275 236 84.6 78.4-89.2 39 15.4 10.8-21.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 210 190 91.5 85.8-95.0 20 8.5 5.0-14.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 194 179 92.6 86.7-96.0 15 7.4 4.0-13.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 243 212 86.4 80.4-90.8 31 13.6 9.2-19.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 349 303 86.7 81.4-90.6 46 13.3 9.4-18.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 593 509 83.8 78.7-87.9 84 16.2 12.1-21.3
No 6,903 5,956 84.3 83.0-85.4 947 15.7 14.6-17.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,520 2,199 85.5 83.4-87.3 321 14.5 12.7-16.6
Piedmont 4,064 3,450 82.3 80.5-83.9 614 17.7 16.1-19.5
Western NC 912 816 88.2 85.2-90.7 96 11.8 9.3-14.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 544 481 87.2 83.1-90.5 63 12.8 9.5-16.9
Northwest 1,452 1,260 85.3 82.6-87.6 192 14.7 12.4-17.4
Charlotte 1,107 951 82.2 78.5-85.3 156 17.8 14.7-21.5
Greensboro 921 790 85.6 82.4-88.3 131 14.4 11.7-17.6
Southern Regional 791 684 83.8 79.7-87.2 107 16.2 12.8-20.3
Coastal 409 355 86.3 81.9-89.9 54 13.7 10.1-18.1
Wake 957 791 79.5 75.6-82.9 166 20.5 17.1-24.4
Area L 346 307 87.2 82.1-91.0 39 12.8 9.0-17.9
Eastern 969 846 85.5 81.7-88.7 123 14.5 11.3-18.3

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported joint symptons in the last month.

^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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