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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 17,187 7,544 38.4 37.5-39.4 9,643 61.6 60.6-62.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,690 6,582 40.3 39.3-41.4 8,108 59.7 58.6-60.7
No 2,462 953 31.1 28.6-33.6 1,509 68.9 66.4-71.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 283 111 34.1 27.2-41.8 172 65.9 58.2-72.8
Recommended Range 5,677 2,059 31.9 30.2-33.6 3,618 68.1 66.4-69.8
Overweight 5,905 2,590 38.5 36.8-40.1 3,315 61.5 59.9-63.2
Obese 4,493 2,474 49.4 47.5-51.4 2,019 50.6 48.6-52.5
Current Smoker
No 13,582 5,810 37.2 36.1-38.2 7,772 62.8 61.8-63.9
Yes 3,528 1,695 42.7 40.5-45.0 1,833 57.3 55.0-59.5
Binge Drinker
No 15,689 6,923 38.8 37.8-39.8 8,766 61.2 60.2-62.2
Yes 1,329 549 35.3 32.1-38.7 780 64.7 61.3-67.9
Heavy Drinker
No 16,445 7,225 38.5 37.5-39.5 9,220 61.5 60.5-62.5
Yes 503 220 37.9 32.5-43.6 283 62.1 56.4-67.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,206 746 55.4 51.4-59.4 460 44.6 40.6-48.6
No 15,899 6,748 37.2 36.2-38.2 9,151 62.8 61.8-63.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,843 1,103 57.5 54.6-60.4 740 42.5 39.6-45.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 144 48 31.7 23.4-41.4 96 68.3 58.6-76.6
No 14,974 6,267 36.4 35.4-37.5 8,707 63.6 62.5-64.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 216 123 57.4 48.4-65.9 93 42.6 34.1-51.6

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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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