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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis (Asked in December Only)-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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%)
TOTAL 75 35 46.5 33.3-60.3 40 53.5 39.7-66.7
GENDER
Male 19 9 45.1 22.8-69.4 10 54.9 30.6-77.2
Female 56 26 47.2 31.5-63.5 30 52.8 36.5-68.5
AGE
18-24 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
25-34 6 2 30.9 7.1-72.6 4 69.1 27.4-92.9
35-44 5 0 0.0 . - . 5 100 . - .
45-54 15 8 52.9 26.2-78.0 7 47.1 22.0-73.8
55-64 17 9 53.8 26.5-78.9 8 46.2 21.1-73.5
65-74 24 12 63.0 41.1-80.6 12 37.0 19.4-58.9
75+ 7 4 60.0 23.0-88.3 3 40.0 11.7-77.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 26 9 40.1 20.7-63.2 17 59.9 36.8-79.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 24 15 54.8 31.1-76.5 9 45.2 23.5-68.9
Some Post-H.S. 12 4 36.1 11.0-72.2 8 63.9 27.8-89.0
College Graduate 13 7 51.5 25.1-77.1 6 48.5 22.9-74.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 22 11 49.0 25.2-73.3 11 51.0 26.7-74.8
$15,000- 24,999 15 4 15.1 4.9-37.9 11 84.9 62.1-95.1
$25,000- 34,999 4 2 76.7 26.4-96.8 2 23.3 3.2-73.6
$35,000- 49,999 6 4 75.6 28.5-96.0 2 24.4 4.0-71.5
$50,000-74,999 8 4 58.1 23.9-86.0 4 41.9 14.0-76.1
$75,000+ 6 3 45.7 14.1-81.2 3 54.3 18.8-85.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 50 25 51.4 35.3-67.3 25 48.6 32.7-64.7
No 23 9 37.7 17.5-63.4 14 62.3 36.6-82.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 9 7 73.5 31.3-94.4 2 26.5 5.6-68.7
Non-Veteran 66 28 42.5 28.8-57.4 38 57.5 42.6-71.2

Back to Arthritis (Asked in December Only).

Asked only of those who said YES to having some form of 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.

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