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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis (Asked in December Only)-FEMALES

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested physical activity or exercise to help
your arthritis or joint symptoms?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 324 204 65.8 59.1-71.8 120 34.2 28.2-40.9
RACE
White 259 160 64.4 56.9-71.2 99 35.6 28.8-43.1
African American 56 37 67.9 52.0-80.6 19 32.1 19.4-48.0
Native American 6 4 77.5 34.1-95.8 2 22.5 4.2-65.9
Other Minorities 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 4 63.0 15.6-94.0 1 37.0 6.0-84.4
-English Speaking 4 3 59.9 13.3-93.5 1 40.1 6.5-86.7
-Spanish Speaking 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 317 200 66.0 59.3-72.1 117 34.0 27.9-40.7
AGE
18-24 5 3 68.1 21.8-94.2 2 31.9 5.8-78.2
25-34 11 3 32.3 9.4-68.8 8 67.7 31.2-90.6
35-44 21 16 83.2 61.1-94.0 5 16.8 6.0-38.9
45-54 60 37 61.3 46.4-74.4 23 38.7 25.6-53.6
55-64 83 51 57.2 43.8-69.6 32 42.8 30.4-56.2
65-74 75 51 73.3 61.0-82.8 24 26.7 17.2-39.0
75+ 66 41 72.0 58.3-82.6 25 28.0 17.4-41.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 63 39 68.0 53.8-79.5 24 32.0 20.5-46.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 117 73 62.2 51.1-72.3 44 37.8 27.7-48.9
Some Post-H.S. 68 41 66.0 50.5-78.7 27 34.0 21.3-49.5
College Graduate 75 50 69.1 55.4-80.0 25 30.9 20.0-44.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 58 33 56.6 40.5-71.5 25 43.4 28.5-59.5
$15,000- 24,999 56 37 75.6 60.7-86.1 19 24.4 13.9-39.3
$25,000- 34,999 32 22 65.3 44.6-81.5 10 34.7 18.5-55.4
$35,000- 49,999 42 25 57.8 38.9-74.7 17 42.2 25.3-61.1
$50,000-74,999 38 25 68.1 50.3-81.8 13 31.9 18.2-49.7
$75,000+ 42 27 69.9 52.6-82.9 15 30.1 17.1-47.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 188 128 71.0 62.8-78.0 60 29.0 22.0-37.2
No 133 74 60.0 49.2-69.9 59 40.0 30.1-50.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 6 4 62.2 19.0-92.0 2 37.8 8.0-81.0
Non-Veteran 318 200 65.8 59.1-71.9 118 34.2 28.1-40.9

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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