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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Union County

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
-Union County 382 161 36.5 31.2-42.1 221 63.5 57.9-68.8
GENDER
Male 155 61 33.0 25.6-41.5 94 67.0 58.5-74.4
Female 227 100 40.3 33.3-47.7 127 59.7 52.3-66.7
RACE
White 321 146 40.3 34.4-46.5 175 59.7 53.5-65.6
Other 59 14 21.2 11.9-34.8 45 78.8 65.2-88.1
AGE
18-44 165 41 24.0 17.5-31.9 124 76.0 68.1-82.5
45+ 213 117 51.6 44.0-59.2 96 48.4 40.8-56.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 161 74 39.0 30.6-48.0 87 61.0 52.0-69.4
Some College + 220 86 34.5 27.8-41.8 134 65.5 58.2-72.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 78 34.9 27.5-43.2 103 65.1 56.8-72.5
$50,000+ 149 61 37.3 29.2-46.1 88 62.7 53.9-70.8

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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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