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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you ever seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,459 4,982 74.4 72.8-75.8 1,477 25.6 24.2-27.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,643 4,480 77.4 75.9-78.9 1,163 22.6 21.1-24.1
No 807 495 57.4 52.5-62.2 312 42.6 37.8-47.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 97 80 74.0 58.6-85.1 17 26.0 14.9-41.4
Recommended Range 1,744 1,285 70.5 67.3-73.5 459 29.5 26.5-32.7
Overweight 2,204 1,672 73.1 70.4-75.6 532 26.9 24.4-29.6
Obese 2,154 1,735 78.7 76.2-80.9 419 21.3 19.1-23.8
Current Smoker
No 4,971 3,910 76.2 74.5-77.8 1,061 23.8 22.2-25.5
Yes 1,459 1,048 68.8 65.4-72.0 411 31.2 28.0-34.6
Binge Drinker
No 5,960 4,644 75.3 73.7-76.8 1,316 24.7 23.2-26.3
Yes 444 300 65.4 59.2-71.1 144 34.6 28.9-40.8
Heavy Drinker
No 6,191 4,801 74.7 73.1-76.2 1,390 25.3 23.8-26.9
Yes 190 125 62.9 53.6-71.3 65 37.1 28.7-46.4
Current Asthma
Yes 668 571 83.8 79.8-87.2 97 16.2 12.8-20.2
No 5,747 4,376 73.3 71.6-74.9 1,371 26.7 25.1-28.4
Diabetes
Yes 996 849 84.3 81.1-87.0 147 15.7 13.0-18.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 42 32 71.2 51.1-85.4 10 28.8 14.6-48.9
No 5,310 4,011 72.9 71.1-74.5 1,299 27.1 25.5-28.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 109 88 70.8 58.0-81.0 21 29.2 19.0-42.0

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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.

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