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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden"

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,210 2,926 33.0 31.7-34.3 5,284 67.0 65.7-68.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 206 68 31.1 24.2-38.9 138 68.9 61.1-75.8
Buncombe 226 86 34.8 27.9-42.5 140 65.2 57.5-72.1
Cabarrus 196 68 28.7 21.8-36.6 128 71.3 63.4-78.2
Catawba 222 75 30.0 23.4-37.5 147 70.0 62.5-76.6
Cumberland 218 92 43.0 35.3-51.0 126 57.0 49.0-64.7
Davidson 212 72 33.7 26.5-41.6 140 66.3 58.4-73.5
Durham 179 68 34.7 27.1-43.2 111 65.3 56.8-72.9
Forsyth 199 77 37.3 29.8-45.5 122 62.7 54.5-70.2
Gaston 244 94 33.2 26.3-40.8 150 66.8 59.2-73.7
Guilford 206 70 34.8 27.0-43.5 136 65.2 56.5-73.0
Iredell 175 56 24.4 18.2-31.9 119 75.6 68.1-81.8
Johnston 182 72 34.6 26.6-43.6 110 65.4 56.4-73.4
Mecklenburg 363 120 30.5 25.3-36.4 243 69.5 63.6-74.7
New Hanover 219 62 26.7 20.2-34.3 157 73.3 65.7-79.8
Onslow 180 62 28.9 22.3-36.6 118 71.1 63.4-77.7
Orange 180 51 22.9 16.8-30.5 129 77.1 69.5-83.2
Pitt 205 59 25.6 19.4-32.9 146 74.4 67.1-80.6
Randolph 218 90 39.3 32.2-46.9 128 60.7 53.1-67.8
Robeson 215 96 45.3 37.7-53.1 119 54.7 46.9-62.3
Rowan 258 84 31.6 25.5-38.5 174 68.4 61.5-74.5
Union 177 55 27.1 20.6-34.9 122 72.9 65.1-79.4
Wake 317 91 25.4 20.3-31.4 226 74.6 68.6-79.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 243 95 39.7 32.4-47.5 148 60.3 52.5-67.6
Northeast Partnership II 268 104 35.5 29.0-42.6 164 64.5 57.4-71.0
Northeast Partnership I 295 117 34.5 28.3-41.4 178 65.5 58.6-71.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 210 78 31.2 24.3-39.1 132 68.8 60.9-75.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 260 102 36.1 29.3-43.4 158 63.9 56.6-70.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 223 84 37.0 29.9-44.7 139 63.0 55.3-70.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 204 64 27.4 20.8-35.0 140 72.6 65.0-79.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 259 74 28.5 22.4-35.5 185 71.5 64.5-77.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 314 116 35.8 29.3-42.7 198 64.2 57.3-70.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 239 84 30.0 23.6-37.2 155 70.0 62.8-76.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 217 81 35.1 28.0-42.8 136 64.9 57.2-72.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 274 114 37.1 30.6-44.1 160 62.9 55.9-69.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 407 145 33.5 28.0-39.5 262 66.5 60.5-72.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 638 251 36.8 32.0-41.8 387 63.2 58.2-68.0
No 7,572 2,675 32.7 31.4-34.1 4,897 67.3 65.9-68.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,759 1,045 35.6 33.4-37.9 1,714 64.4 62.1-66.6
Piedmont 4,404 1,492 31.0 29.3-32.8 2,912 69.0 67.2-70.7
Western NC 1,047 389 34.2 30.8-37.8 658 65.8 62.2-69.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 633 231 33.9 29.4-38.6 402 66.1 61.4-70.6
Northwest 1,606 566 32.8 30.1-35.7 1,040 67.2 64.3-69.9
Charlotte 1,194 414 30.7 27.6-34.1 780 69.3 65.9-72.4
Greensboro 1,011 350 33.9 29.9-38.2 661 66.1 61.8-70.1
Southern Regional 877 353 39.6 35.3-44.0 524 60.4 56.0-64.7
Coastal 441 142 32.5 27.5-38.0 299 67.5 62.0-72.5
Wake 990 333 28.5 25.1-32.3 657 71.5 67.7-74.9
Area L 378 144 31.8 26.4-37.7 234 68.2 62.3-73.6
Eastern 1,080 393 35.0 31.5-38.6 687 65.0 61.4-68.5

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported arthritis or joint symptoms 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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