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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 17,187 7,544 38.4 37.5-39.4 9,643 61.6 60.6-62.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 461 204 36.7 31.5-42.3 257 63.3 57.7-68.5
Buncombe 452 196 36.6 31.2-42.3 256 63.4 57.7-68.8
Cabarrus 423 183 37.2 31.7-43.2 240 62.8 56.8-68.3
Catawba 445 197 38.8 33.4-44.4 248 61.2 55.6-66.6
Cumberland 454 204 39.3 34.0-44.9 250 60.7 55.1-66.0
Davidson 458 194 37.5 31.9-43.4 264 62.5 56.6-68.1
Durham 465 169 27.8 23.4-32.7 296 72.2 67.3-76.6
Forsyth 457 185 36.6 31.3-42.2 272 63.4 57.8-68.7
Gaston 449 227 46.1 40.0-52.3 222 53.9 47.7-60.0
Guilford 470 191 36.3 31.2-41.8 279 63.7 58.2-68.8
Iredell 404 174 39.9 34.3-45.8 230 60.1 54.2-65.7
Johnston 388 172 36.0 30.2-42.3 216 64.0 57.7-69.8
Mecklenburg 877 352 35.9 32.1-39.9 525 64.1 60.1-67.9
New Hanover 444 203 42.3 36.8-48.0 241 57.7 52.0-63.2
Onslow 396 161 34.5 28.8-40.6 235 65.5 59.4-71.2
Orange 418 162 33.4 27.8-39.5 256 66.6 60.5-72.2
Pitt 440 171 32.4 27.5-37.9 269 67.6 62.1-72.5
Randolph 455 200 38.0 32.9-43.4 255 62.0 56.6-67.1
Robeson 447 203 39.9 34.2-45.8 244 60.1 54.2-65.8
Rowan 475 232 41.3 36.0-46.9 243 58.7 53.1-64.0
Union 382 161 36.5 31.2-42.1 221 63.5 57.9-68.8
Wake 858 316 33.0 29.2-37.0 542 67.0 63.0-70.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 470 233 43.3 37.6-49.1 237 56.7 50.9-62.4
Northeast Partnership II 512 247 43.8 38.6-49.1 265 56.2 50.9-61.4
Northeast Partnership I 514 276 50.5 44.9-56.1 238 49.5 43.9-55.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 423 199 43.4 37.4-49.6 224 56.6 50.4-62.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 524 241 37.8 32.7-43.2 283 62.2 56.8-67.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 426 202 44.1 38.6-49.7 224 55.9 50.3-61.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 478 193 35.9 30.8-41.3 285 64.1 58.7-69.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 524 218 35.5 30.7-40.5 306 64.5 59.5-69.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 647 278 36.6 31.9-41.6 369 63.4 58.4-68.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 470 210 40.6 35.3-46.1 260 59.4 53.9-64.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 407 194 42.0 36.0-48.1 213 58.0 51.9-64.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 511 244 42.8 37.5-48.3 267 57.2 51.7-62.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 763 352 42.0 37.5-46.7 411 58.0 53.3-62.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,184 598 46.1 42.4-49.9 586 53.9 50.1-57.6
No 16,003 6,946 38.0 37.0-39.0 9,057 62.0 61.0-63.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,535 2,538 40.7 39.0-42.4 2,997 59.3 57.6-61.0
Piedmont 9,655 4,089 36.5 35.3-37.8 5,566 63.5 62.2-64.7
Western NC 1,997 917 41.1 38.3-43.9 1,080 58.9 56.1-61.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,215 548 40.3 36.7-43.9 667 59.7 56.1-63.3
Northwest 3,276 1,464 39.7 37.5-41.9 1,812 60.3 58.1-62.5
Charlotte 2,546 1,110 38.2 35.7-40.7 1,436 61.8 59.3-64.3
Greensboro 2,218 927 36.9 34.2-39.7 1,291 63.1 60.3-65.8
Southern Regional 1,787 796 37.6 34.5-40.7 991 62.4 59.3-65.5
Coastal 869 410 44.2 40.2-48.2 459 55.8 51.8-59.8
Wake 2,417 962 33.3 30.9-35.9 1,455 66.7 64.1-69.1
Area L 697 352 47.3 42.4-52.3 345 52.7 47.7-57.6
Eastern 2,162 975 39.9 37.3-42.6 1,187 60.1 57.4-62.7

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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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