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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

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
-Rowan County 254 79 30.2 23.9-37.2 175 69.8 62.8-76.1
GENDER
Male 82 26 34.1 23.3-46.7 56 65.9 53.3-76.7
Female 172 53 27.0 20.5-34.7 119 73.0 65.3-79.5
RACE
White 223 64 26.9 20.9-33.9 159 73.1 66.1-79.1
Other 29 14 51.4 29.5-72.8 15 48.6 27.2-70.5
AGE
18-44 49 16 27.8 16.6-42.7 33 72.2 57.3-83.4
45+ 205 63 31.0 23.9-39.2 142 69.0 60.8-76.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 145 41 25.9 18.7-34.7 104 74.1 65.3-81.3
Some College + 109 38 35.7 25.7-47.2 71 64.3 52.8-74.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 168 55 30.5 22.8-39.4 113 69.5 60.6-77.2
$50,000+ 48 14 31.4 18.8-47.5 34 68.6 52.5-81.2

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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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