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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis (Asked in December Only)

Have you EVER been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,367 480 26.8 23.9-29.9 887 73.2 70.1-76.1
GENDER
Male 524 156 22.3 18.2-27.2 368 77.7 72.8-81.8
Female 843 324 31.2 27.5-35.3 519 68.8 64.7-72.5
RACE
White 1,043 385 28.8 25.3-32.5 658 71.2 67.5-74.7
African American 231 75 25.7 19.5-33.1 156 74.3 66.9-80.5
Asian 3 0 0.0 . - . 3 100 . - .
Native American 27 13 58.0 35.5-77.6 14 42.0 22.4-64.5
Other Minorities 57 4 6.2 1.7-20.4 53 93.8 79.6-98.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 67 8 7.8 2.8-19.5 59 92.2 80.5-97.2
-English Speaking 26 7 20.4 6.8-47.1 19 79.6 52.9-93.2
-Spanish Speaking 41 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 40 99.6 97.3-99.9
Non-Hispanic 1,293 467 28.5 25.5-31.8 826 71.5 68.2-74.5
AGE
18-24 63 6 8.8 3.3-21.2 57 91.2 78.8-96.7
25-34 142 13 6.4 3.3-12.0 129 93.6 88.0-96.7
35-44 232 39 16.8 11.6-23.8 193 83.2 76.2-88.4
45-54 264 81 30.9 24.6-38.0 183 69.1 62.0-75.4
55-64 268 126 48.9 41.7-56.2 142 51.1 43.8-58.3
65-74 237 118 50.5 43.0-57.9 119 49.5 42.1-57.0
75+ 152 93 59.4 49.5-68.5 59 40.6 31.5-50.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 205 89 26.7 20.1-34.7 116 73.3 65.3-79.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 432 170 30.7 25.2-36.7 262 69.3 63.3-74.8
Some Post-H.S. 307 99 23.5 18.2-29.8 208 76.5 70.2-81.8
College Graduate 421 121 25.6 20.4-31.6 300 74.4 68.4-79.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 149 75 42.1 32.4-52.4 74 57.9 47.6-67.6
$15,000- 24,999 208 88 31.4 23.5-40.4 120 68.6 59.6-76.5
$25,000- 34,999 167 52 23.0 14.8-34.0 115 77.0 66.0-85.2
$35,000- 49,999 189 56 28.8 20.9-38.2 133 71.2 61.8-79.1
$50,000-74,999 180 60 26.7 19.9-34.7 120 73.3 65.3-80.1
$75,000+ 277 73 23.1 17.8-29.4 204 76.9 70.6-82.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 479 279 49.5 43.0-55.9 200 50.5 44.1-57.0
No 877 197 17.0 14.2-20.2 680 83.0 79.8-85.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 213 77 32.8 25.7-40.7 136 67.2 59.3-74.3
Non-Veteran 1,154 403 25.8 22.7-29.2 751 74.2 70.8-77.3

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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.

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