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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Have you ever seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,459 4,982 74.4 72.8-75.8 1,477 25.6 24.2-27.2
-Piedmont NC 3,446 2,638 73.5 71.3-75.6 808 26.5 24.4-28.7
GENDER
Male 1,181 861 68.7 64.7-72.4 320 31.3 27.6-35.3
Female 2,265 1,777 77.5 75.2-79.6 488 22.5 20.4-24.8
RACE
White 2,834 2,169 73.3 70.9-75.6 665 26.7 24.4-29.1
African American 510 395 77.4 72.3-81.8 115 22.6 18.2-27.7
Other Minorities 87 64 64.5 45.1-80.2 23 35.5 19.8-54.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 48 58.0 37.4-76.1 22 42.0 23.9-62.6
Non-Hispanic 3,372 2,588 74.1 71.9-76.1 784 25.9 23.9-28.1
AGE
18-24 62 35 56.3 40.4-70.9 27 43.7 29.1-59.6
25-34 227 155 71.5 63.9-78.1 72 28.5 21.9-36.1
35-44 475 311 62.4 56.0-68.5 164 37.6 31.5-44.0
45-54 704 521 72.2 67.8-76.1 183 27.8 23.9-32.2
55-64 843 646 76.1 72.4-79.4 197 23.9 20.6-27.6
65-74 601 502 83.7 79.9-86.9 99 16.3 13.1-20.1
75+ 513 453 88.4 84.8-91.2 60 11.6 8.8-15.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 631 501 73.1 66.3-78.9 130 26.9 21.1-33.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,046 805 74.5 70.4-78.2 241 25.5 21.8-29.6
Some Post-H.S. 836 663 75.7 71.2-79.6 173 24.3 20.4-28.8
College Graduate 925 662 71.0 67.2-74.5 263 29.0 25.5-32.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 511 413 76.8 70.7-82.0 98 23.2 18.0-29.3
$15,000- 24,999 620 479 72.1 65.6-77.8 141 27.9 22.2-34.4
$25,000- 34,999 411 309 76.9 71.3-81.7 102 23.1 18.3-28.7
$35,000- 49,999 412 304 72.7 66.7-78.0 108 27.3 22.0-33.3
$50,000-74,999 412 309 73.1 67.1-78.4 103 26.9 21.6-32.9
$75,000+ 537 385 70.2 64.9-74.9 152 29.8 25.1-35.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,717 1,470 84.9 82.5-87.0 247 15.1 13.0-17.5
No 1,677 1,132 63.6 60.3-66.7 545 36.4 33.3-39.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 457 358 76.6 70.3-82.0 99 23.4 18.0-29.7
Non-Veteran 2,988 2,279 73.0 70.6-75.2 709 27.0 24.8-29.4

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported joint symptons 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.

** 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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