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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 8,210 2,926 33.0 31.7-34.3 5,284 67.0 65.7-68.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,251 2,518 32.3 30.9-33.7 4,733 67.7 66.3-69.1
No 947 403 37.3 33.3-41.5 544 62.7 58.5-66.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 128 59 46.3 35.4-57.6 69 53.7 42.4-64.6
Recommended Range 2,265 710 30.1 27.6-32.7 1,555 69.9 67.3-72.4
Overweight 2,865 908 28.8 26.8-31.0 1,957 71.2 69.0-73.2
Obese 2,612 1,111 39.3 36.9-41.7 1,501 60.7 58.3-63.1
Current Smoker
No 6,403 2,201 31.9 30.5-33.4 4,202 68.1 66.6-69.5
Yes 1,772 708 35.7 32.8-38.7 1,064 64.3 61.3-67.2
Binge Drinker
No 7,618 2,762 34.1 32.7-35.5 4,856 65.9 64.5-67.3
Yes 525 143 21.6 17.7-26.0 382 78.4 74.0-82.3
Heavy Drinker
No 7,875 2,823 33.2 31.9-34.6 5,052 66.8 65.4-68.1
Yes 234 71 24.2 18.1-31.6 163 75.8 68.4-81.9
Current Asthma
Yes 793 434 50.8 46.1-55.5 359 49.2 44.5-53.9
No 7,362 2,462 31.1 29.7-32.4 4,900 68.9 67.6-70.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,272 609 46.3 42.9-49.7 663 53.7 50.3-57.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 52 16 23.9 13.7-38.5 36 76.1 61.5-86.3
No 6,740 2,241 30.9 29.5-32.4 4,499 69.1 67.6-70.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 140 55 27.3 19.6-36.5 85 72.7 63.5-80.4

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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.

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