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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,075 2,653 30.8 29.5-32.1 5,422 69.2 67.9-70.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,139 2,384 31.9 30.5-33.3 4,755 68.1 66.7-69.5
No 926 267 24.1 20.8-27.8 659 75.9 72.2-79.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 128 8 5.7 2.6-12.1 120 94.3 87.9-97.4
Recommended Range 2,230 148 6.6 5.4- 8.1 2,082 93.4 91.9-94.6
Overweight 2,821 778 25.5 23.5-27.6 2,043 74.5 72.4-76.5
Obese 2,576 1,563 57.4 54.9-59.9 1,013 42.6 40.1-45.1
Current Smoker
No 6,304 2,199 33.3 31.9-34.9 4,105 66.7 65.1-68.1
Yes 1,735 440 22.3 19.9-24.9 1,295 77.7 75.1-80.1
Binge Drinker
No 7,495 2,504 31.7 30.4-33.1 4,991 68.3 66.9-69.6
Yes 517 132 21.2 17.4-25.6 385 78.8 74.4-82.6
Heavy Drinker
No 7,748 2,573 31.1 29.8-32.4 5,175 68.9 67.6-70.2
Yes 231 57 23.0 16.8-30.6 174 77.0 69.4-83.2
Current Asthma
Yes 783 338 41.4 36.9-46.0 445 58.6 54.0-63.1
No 7,241 2,298 29.7 28.4-31.1 4,943 70.3 68.9-71.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,249 577 46.2 42.8-49.7 672 53.8 50.3-57.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 51 17 28.0 16.5-43.3 34 72.0 56.7-83.5
No 6,631 2,004 28.2 26.8-29.6 4,627 71.8 70.4-73.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 138 54 36.2 26.6-47.1 84 63.8 52.9-73.4

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed arthritis

^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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