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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,210 2,926 33.0 31.7-34.3 5,284 67.0 65.7-68.3
-Piedmont NC 4,404 1,492 31.0 29.3-32.8 2,912 69.0 67.2-70.7
GENDER
Male 1,498 454 27.4 24.6-30.4 1,044 72.6 69.6-75.4
Female 2,906 1,038 34.0 31.9-36.1 1,868 66.0 63.9-68.1
RACE
White 3,617 1,226 31.0 29.1-33.0 2,391 69.0 67.0-70.9
African American 656 222 31.7 27.5-36.3 434 68.3 63.7-72.5
Other Minorities 112 38 30.6 20.5-43.0 74 69.4 57.0-79.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 100 34 30.6 19.6-44.4 66 69.4 55.6-80.4
Non-Hispanic 4,300 1,458 31.1 29.3-32.9 2,842 68.9 67.1-70.7
AGE
18-24 74 12 15.8 7.6-30.0 62 84.2 70.0-92.4
25-34 279 71 23.7 18.2-30.2 208 76.3 69.8-81.8
35-44 590 164 26.2 22.1-30.7 426 73.8 69.3-77.9
45-54 863 286 31.6 27.9-35.5 577 68.4 64.5-72.1
55-64 1,052 381 35.9 32.5-39.5 671 64.1 60.5-67.5
65-74 811 261 30.6 27.0-34.4 550 69.4 65.6-73.0
75+ 714 309 42.8 38.5-47.1 405 57.2 52.9-61.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 816 369 41.1 36.1-46.2 447 58.9 53.8-63.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,335 458 33.0 29.8-36.4 877 67.0 63.6-70.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,066 331 26.4 23.4-29.7 735 73.6 70.3-76.6
College Graduate 1,179 330 26.3 23.4-29.5 849 73.7 70.5-76.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 618 316 44.8 39.3-50.4 302 55.2 49.6-60.7
$15,000- 24,999 802 305 36.6 32.2-41.3 497 63.4 58.7-67.8
$25,000- 34,999 525 161 31.2 26.3-36.6 364 68.8 63.4-73.7
$35,000- 49,999 540 144 25.8 21.5-30.6 396 74.2 69.4-78.5
$50,000-74,999 548 135 24.7 20.5-29.5 413 75.3 70.5-79.5
$75,000+ 669 144 20.4 17.0-24.3 525 79.6 75.7-83.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,071 1,207 55.9 52.9-58.8 864 44.1 41.2-47.1
No 2,262 270 10.9 9.4-12.6 1,992 89.1 87.4-90.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 604 206 31.1 26.7-35.8 398 68.9 64.2-73.3
Non-Veteran 3,799 1,285 31.0 29.1-33.0 2,514 69.0 67.0-70.9

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported arthritis or joint symptoms 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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