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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,496 6,465 84.2 83.0-85.4 1,031 15.8 14.6-17.0
-Piedmont NC 4,064 3,450 82.3 80.5-83.9 614 17.7 16.1-19.5
GENDER
Male 1,396 1,182 81.4 78.5-84.1 214 18.6 15.9-21.5
Female 2,668 2,268 83.0 80.8-84.9 400 17.0 15.1-19.2
RACE
White 3,286 2,837 84.2 82.2-85.9 449 15.8 14.1-17.8
African American 645 511 76.9 72.4-80.9 134 23.1 19.1-27.6
Other Minorities 115 87 69.6 56.9-79.9 28 30.4 20.1-43.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 90 70 73.7 59.0-84.5 20 26.3 15.5-41.0
Non-Hispanic 3,970 3,376 82.6 80.8-84.2 594 17.4 15.8-19.2
AGE
18-24 90 62 67.5 54.5-78.2 28 32.5 21.8-45.5
25-34 309 227 71.2 64.4-77.1 82 28.8 22.9-35.6
35-44 616 476 78.2 74.2-81.8 140 21.8 18.2-25.8
45-54 831 704 86.1 83.1-88.6 127 13.9 11.4-16.9
55-64 950 844 87.2 84.1-89.8 106 12.8 10.2-15.9
65-74 679 603 87.3 83.9-90.1 76 12.7 9.9-16.1
75+ 566 513 90.5 86.9-93.1 53 9.5 6.9-13.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 710 631 86.0 81.4-89.6 79 14.0 10.4-18.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,239 1,047 82.9 79.8-85.6 192 17.1 14.4-20.2
Some Post-H.S. 994 837 79.5 75.2-83.2 157 20.5 16.8-24.8
College Graduate 1,113 927 81.7 78.6-84.4 186 18.3 15.6-21.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 570 511 84.0 77.9-88.7 59 16.0 11.3-22.1
$15,000- 24,999 727 620 83.4 79.1-87.0 107 16.6 13.0-20.9
$25,000- 34,999 488 412 83.1 78.2-87.1 76 16.9 12.9-21.8
$35,000- 49,999 489 412 83.7 79.5-87.3 77 16.3 12.7-20.5
$50,000-74,999 510 414 79.6 74.8-83.7 96 20.4 16.3-25.2
$75,000+ 651 537 80.7 76.3-84.5 114 19.3 15.5-23.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,913 1,717 88.8 86.7-90.6 196 11.2 9.4-13.3
No 2,086 1,679 76.9 74.2-79.5 407 23.1 20.5-25.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 525 457 84.7 80.1-88.4 68 15.3 11.6-19.9
Non-Veteran 3,538 2,992 81.9 80.0-83.7 546 18.1 16.3-20.0

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported joint symptons in the last month.

^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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