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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,187 7,544 38.4 37.5-39.4 9,643 61.6 60.6-62.5
-Piedmont NC 9,655 4,089 36.5 35.3-37.8 5,566 63.5 62.2-64.7
GENDER
Male 3,522 1,406 34.1 32.1-36.2 2,116 65.9 63.8-67.9
Female 6,133 2,683 38.9 37.4-40.5 3,450 61.1 59.5-62.6
RACE
White 7,506 3,307 39.4 37.9-40.9 4,199 60.6 59.1-62.1
African American 1,564 648 34.2 31.2-37.3 916 65.8 62.7-68.8
Other Minorities 544 116 18.6 14.6-23.5 428 81.4 76.5-85.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 555 91 13.6 10.1-18.1 464 86.4 81.9-89.9
Non-Hispanic 9,094 3,994 39.1 37.7-40.4 5,100 60.9 59.6-62.3
AGE
18-24 437 93 22.7 18.1-28.2 344 77.3 71.8-81.9
25-34 1,353 310 22.7 20.1-25.7 1,043 77.3 74.3-79.9
35-44 1,890 620 30.4 27.9-33.1 1,270 69.6 66.9-72.1
45-54 1,834 834 43.5 40.7-46.3 1,000 56.5 53.7-59.3
55-64 1,728 953 53.2 50.3-56.0 775 46.8 44.0-49.7
65-74 1,300 685 52.0 48.7-55.3 615 48.0 44.7-51.3
75+ 1,065 571 52.2 48.5-55.8 494 47.8 44.2-51.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,511 716 37.3 33.7-41.0 795 62.7 59.0-66.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,745 1,245 38.6 36.2-41.1 1,500 61.4 58.9-63.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,298 999 38.4 35.7-41.2 1,299 61.6 58.8-64.3
College Graduate 3,083 1,121 33.1 31.1-35.1 1,962 66.9 64.9-68.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,042 573 44.6 40.3-49.0 469 55.4 51.0-59.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,633 729 35.3 32.1-38.7 904 64.7 61.3-67.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,138 491 37.7 34.0-41.6 647 62.3 58.4-66.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,262 495 36.1 32.7-39.6 767 63.9 60.4-67.3
$50,000-74,999 1,312 511 34.9 31.7-38.2 801 65.1 61.8-68.3
$75,000+ 1,807 655 33.9 31.3-36.6 1,152 66.1 63.4-68.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,842 1,920 63.8 61.2-66.3 922 36.2 33.7-38.8
No 6,566 2,102 27.6 26.2-29.0 4,464 72.4 71.0-73.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,151 527 42.9 39.2-46.7 624 57.1 53.3-60.8
Non-Veteran 8,499 3,561 35.7 34.4-37.1 4,938 64.3 62.9-65.6

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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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