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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,133 5,964 27.3 26.5-28.2 11,169 72.7 71.8-73.5
-Piedmont NC 9,622 3,165 24.9 23.9-26.0 6,457 75.1 74.0-76.1
GENDER
Male 3,512 990 20.4 18.8-22.0 2,522 79.6 78.0-81.2
Female 6,110 2,175 29.4 28.1-30.8 3,935 70.6 69.2-71.9
RACE
White 7,483 2,618 27.1 25.9-28.3 4,865 72.9 71.7-74.1
African American 1,557 471 24.9 22.3-27.7 1,086 75.1 72.3-77.7
Other Minorities 543 62 8.4 6.1-11.4 481 91.6 88.6-93.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 554 62 8.2 5.8-11.5 492 91.8 88.5-94.2
Non-Hispanic 9,062 3,100 26.8 25.7-27.9 5,962 73.2 72.1-74.3
AGE
18-24 436 23 5.4 3.3- 8.8 413 94.6 91.2-96.7
25-34 1,354 127 8.6 6.9-10.7 1,227 91.4 89.3-93.1
35-44 1,883 296 14.5 12.7-16.5 1,587 85.5 83.5-87.3
45-54 1,835 574 30.0 27.5-32.7 1,261 70.0 67.3-72.5
55-64 1,722 816 44.4 41.6-47.2 906 55.6 52.8-58.4
65-74 1,290 697 52.2 48.9-55.4 593 47.8 44.6-51.1
75+ 1,055 620 57.6 53.9-61.2 435 42.4 38.8-46.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,498 639 28.9 26.0-32.1 859 71.1 67.9-74.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,740 989 27.9 25.8-30.0 1,751 72.1 70.0-74.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,289 780 26.0 23.9-28.3 1,509 74.0 71.7-76.1
College Graduate 3,077 752 19.8 18.2-21.5 2,325 80.2 78.5-81.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,038 489 33.4 29.6-37.3 549 66.6 62.7-70.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,627 601 26.3 23.6-29.1 1,026 73.7 70.9-76.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,136 382 27.2 24.1-30.4 754 72.8 69.6-75.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,256 362 23.9 21.2-26.8 894 76.1 73.2-78.8
$50,000-74,999 1,311 361 22.5 20.0-25.3 950 77.5 74.7-80.0
$75,000+ 1,808 417 19.2 17.2-21.3 1,391 80.8 78.7-82.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,828 1,647 50.7 48.1-53.2 1,181 49.3 46.8-51.9
No 6,550 1,469 16.5 15.5-17.6 5,081 83.5 82.4-84.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,146 456 35.0 31.7-38.6 690 65.0 61.4-68.3
Non-Veteran 8,472 2,709 23.7 22.6-24.8 5,763 76.3 75.2-77.4

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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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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