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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Management

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,075 2,653 30.8 29.5-32.1 5,422 69.2 67.9-70.5
-Piedmont NC 4,339 1,360 30.0 28.3-31.8 2,979 70.0 68.2-71.7
GENDER
Male 1,471 410 26.7 23.9-29.7 1,061 73.3 70.3-76.1
Female 2,868 950 32.7 30.6-34.9 1,918 67.3 65.1-69.4
RACE
White 3,567 1,052 28.3 26.4-30.2 2,515 71.7 69.8-73.6
African American 642 266 40.3 35.5-45.3 376 59.7 54.7-64.5
Other Minorities 111 36 22.6 14.7-33.0 75 77.4 67.0-85.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 99 35 27.4 17.6-40.1 64 72.6 59.9-82.4
Non-Hispanic 4,236 1,323 30.1 28.3-31.9 2,913 69.9 68.1-71.7
AGE
18-24 73 13 13.2 6.8-23.8 60 86.8 76.2-93.2
25-34 270 67 20.0 15.1-25.9 203 80.0 74.1-84.9
35-44 582 165 27.2 23.0-31.9 417 72.8 68.1-77.0
45-54 850 296 34.8 30.9-39.1 554 65.2 60.9-69.1
55-64 1,048 384 36.5 33.0-40.1 664 63.5 59.9-67.0
65-74 794 267 35.6 31.7-39.7 527 64.4 60.3-68.3
75+ 701 162 25.6 21.8-29.7 539 74.4 70.3-78.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 796 241 26.7 22.8-31.0 555 73.3 69.0-77.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,308 423 33.3 30.0-36.9 885 66.7 63.1-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,061 360 33.3 29.8-37.0 701 66.7 63.0-70.2
College Graduate 1,167 334 26.2 23.2-29.3 833 73.8 70.7-76.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 605 209 31.8 27.1-37.0 396 68.2 63.0-72.9
$15,000- 24,999 787 256 30.8 26.7-35.4 531 69.2 64.6-73.3
$25,000- 34,999 521 180 33.9 28.8-39.4 341 66.1 60.6-71.2
$35,000- 49,999 533 176 32.8 28.1-37.9 357 67.2 62.1-71.9
$50,000-74,999 542 155 29.3 24.7-34.3 387 70.7 65.7-75.3
$75,000+ 666 196 28.5 24.4-33.0 470 71.5 67.0-75.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,055 755 36.0 33.3-38.8 1,300 64.0 61.2-66.7
No 2,256 600 25.4 23.2-27.7 1,656 74.6 72.3-76.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 591 174 30.3 25.7-35.2 417 69.7 64.8-74.3
Non-Veteran 3,747 1,186 30.0 28.1-31.9 2,561 70.0 68.1-71.9

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed arthritis

^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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