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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis (Asked in December Only)-FEMALES

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 843 324 31.2 27.5-35.3 519 68.8 64.7-72.5
RACE
White 642 259 32.1 27.7-36.8 383 67.9 63.2-72.3
African American 156 56 33.2 24.6-43.0 100 66.8 57.0-75.4
Asian 3 0 0.0 . - . 3 100 . - .
Native American 16 6 43.6 18.2-73.0 10 56.4 27.0-81.8
Other Minorities 24 2 6.3 1.1-28.4 22 93.7 71.6-98.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 5 11.0 3.9-27.2 28 89.0 72.8-96.1
-English Speaking 16 4 18.6 5.6-46.9 12 81.4 53.1-94.4
-Spanish Speaking 17 1 1.9 0.2-13.0 16 98.1 87.0-99.8
Non-Hispanic 806 317 32.4 28.4-36.6 489 67.6 63.4-71.6
AGE
18-24 38 5 11.5 4.3-27.5 33 88.5 72.5-95.7
25-34 93 11 9.4 4.8-17.6 82 90.6 82.4-95.2
35-44 132 21 14.6 9.0-22.8 111 85.4 77.2-91.0
45-54 167 60 38.4 30.3-47.3 107 61.6 52.7-69.7
55-64 167 83 51.1 41.9-60.2 84 48.9 39.8-58.1
65-74 138 75 55.6 45.8-65.1 63 44.4 34.9-54.2
75+ 100 66 63.2 51.4-73.7 34 36.8 26.3-48.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 63 43.3 32.4-54.9 55 56.7 45.1-67.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 267 117 39.0 31.2-47.3 150 61.0 52.7-68.8
Some Post-H.S. 198 68 27.3 20.2-35.8 130 72.7 64.2-79.8
College Graduate 258 75 23.3 18.0-29.7 183 76.7 70.3-82.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 58 46.5 34.9-58.5 50 53.5 41.5-65.1
$15,000- 24,999 120 56 43.4 32.1-55.4 64 56.6 44.6-67.9
$25,000- 34,999 101 32 18.5 11.4-28.5 69 81.5 71.5-88.6
$35,000- 49,999 120 42 39.5 29.1-50.9 78 60.5 49.1-70.9
$50,000-74,999 110 38 27.4 18.6-38.3 72 72.6 61.7-81.4
$75,000+ 147 42 24.3 17.4-32.9 105 75.7 67.1-82.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 313 188 49.9 42.2-57.5 125 50.1 42.5-57.8
No 524 133 21.3 17.3-26.0 391 78.7 74.0-82.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 25 6 14.5 5.3-34.2 19 85.5 65.8-94.7
Non-Veteran 818 318 31.9 28.0-36.1 500 68.1 63.9-72.0

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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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