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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Management-WHITE FEMALES

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 4,192 1,360 31.5 29.8-33.3 2,832 68.5 66.7-70.2
AGE
18-24 61 15 20.0 10.7-34.2 46 80.0 65.8-89.3
25-34 220 63 26.8 20.8-33.9 157 73.2 66.1-79.2
35-44 500 144 28.3 23.8-33.2 356 71.7 66.8-76.2
45-54 787 296 34.9 31.1-38.9 491 65.1 61.1-68.9
55-64 1,009 388 38.9 35.4-42.6 621 61.1 57.4-64.6
65-74 839 270 33.5 29.8-37.5 569 66.5 62.5-70.2
75+ 758 179 24.1 20.6-28.0 579 75.9 72.0-79.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 651 205 31.8 27.3-36.7 446 68.2 63.3-72.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,382 422 30.2 27.2-33.4 960 69.8 66.6-72.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,096 405 35.3 31.8-38.9 691 64.7 61.1-68.2
College Graduate 1,055 324 28.7 25.6-32.1 731 71.3 67.9-74.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 613 218 35.9 31.1-41.1 395 64.1 58.9-68.9
$15,000- 24,999 783 245 29.2 25.5-33.2 538 70.8 66.8-74.5
$25,000- 34,999 500 184 35.4 30.5-40.8 316 64.6 59.2-69.5
$35,000- 49,999 520 173 31.6 27.0-36.5 347 68.4 63.5-73.0
$50,000-74,999 495 157 32.1 27.4-37.2 338 67.9 62.8-72.6
$75,000+ 556 161 28.2 23.8-33.0 395 71.8 67.0-76.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,013 766 37.4 34.7-40.2 1,247 62.6 59.8-65.3
No 2,158 589 26.2 24.1-28.5 1,569 73.8 71.5-75.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 63 25 42.2 28.3-57.6 38 57.8 42.4-71.7
Non-Veteran 4,128 1,334 31.3 29.6-33.1 2,794 68.7 66.9-70.4

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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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