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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 17,133 5,964 27.3 26.5-28.2 11,169 72.7 71.8-73.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,644 5,385 30.0 29.1-30.9 9,259 70.0 69.1-70.9
No 2,456 569 16.5 14.7-18.4 1,887 83.5 81.6-85.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 282 95 25.3 19.4-32.3 187 74.7 67.7-80.6
Recommended Range 5,657 1,605 21.6 20.3-22.9 4,052 78.4 77.1-79.7
Overweight 5,894 2,051 27.4 26.0-28.8 3,843 72.6 71.2-74.0
Obese 4,472 1,952 35.8 34.0-37.6 2,520 64.2 62.4-66.0
Current Smoker
No 13,541 4,750 27.6 26.7-28.5 8,791 72.4 71.5-73.3
Yes 3,515 1,184 26.2 24.4-28.1 2,331 73.8 71.9-75.6
Binge Drinker
No 15,640 5,630 28.7 27.9-29.6 10,010 71.3 70.4-72.1
Yes 1,325 292 16.1 13.8-18.8 1,033 83.9 81.2-86.2
Heavy Drinker
No 16,395 5,745 27.5 26.6-28.3 10,650 72.5 71.7-73.4
Yes 500 149 24.2 19.3-29.8 351 75.8 70.2-80.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,202 632 43.1 39.4-46.9 570 56.9 53.1-60.6
No 15,849 5,286 26.2 25.3-27.0 10,563 73.8 73.0-74.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,828 1,043 54.6 51.6-57.5 785 45.4 42.5-48.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 143 30 18.5 12.2-27.1 113 81.5 72.9-87.8
No 14,937 4,780 24.6 23.8-25.5 10,157 75.4 74.5-76.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 215 105 44.0 35.5-52.9 110 56.0 47.1-64.5

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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.

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