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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 1,367 480 26.8 23.9-29.9 887 73.2 70.1-76.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 25 5 12.2 4.4-29.6 20 87.8 70.4-95.6
Buncombe 39 12 26.7 14.4-44.1 27 73.3 55.9-85.6
Cabarrus 36 14 39.0 23.1-57.7 22 61.0 42.3-76.9
Catawba 31 18 51.7 28.1-74.5 13 48.3 25.5-71.9
Cumberland 45 16 26.1 14.4-42.5 29 73.9 57.5-85.6
Davidson 36 15 33.4 16.5-56.0 21 66.6 44.0-83.5
Durham 24 9 53.3 26.0-78.8 15 46.7 21.2-74.0
Forsyth 33 7 19.9 9.1-38.0 26 80.1 62.0-90.9
Gaston 31 8 12.7 5.5-26.5 23 87.3 73.5-94.5
Guilford 38 17 35.7 20.4-54.7 21 64.3 45.3-79.6
Iredell 33 12 30.5 16.9-48.7 21 69.5 51.3-83.1
Johnston 40 10 14.9 7.5-27.7 30 85.1 72.3-92.5
Mecklenburg 86 23 18.4 11.4-28.4 63 81.6 71.6-88.6
New Hanover 45 13 23.8 12.3-41.0 32 76.2 59.0-87.7
Onslow 35 11 21.9 10.9-39.2 24 78.1 60.8-89.1
Orange 41 14 26.9 14.6-44.1 27 73.1 55.9-85.4
Pitt 40 11 19.2 9.7-34.5 29 80.8 65.5-90.3
Randolph 27 11 45.6 26.2-66.4 16 54.4 33.6-73.8
Robeson 33 11 26.3 12.2-47.7 22 73.7 52.3-87.8
Rowan 37 13 27.4 14.3-46.1 24 72.6 53.9-85.7
Union 28 8 41.2 17.2-70.3 20 58.8 29.7-82.8
Wake 69 21 19.4 11.3-31.3 48 80.6 68.7-88.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 44 16 22.6 12.0-38.5 28 77.4 61.5-88.0
Northeast Partnership II*** 49 18 31.0 18.1-47.7 31 69.0 52.3-81.9
Northeast Partnership I*** 43 15 24.7 12.7-42.6 28 75.3 57.4-87.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 42 17 30.3 16.6-48.7 25 69.7 51.3-83.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 35 15 23.5 11.8-41.4 20 76.5 58.6-88.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 31 14 37.8 21.1-58.0 17 62.2 42.0-78.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 27 9 24.4 10.6-46.7 18 75.6 53.3-89.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 38 14 22.5 10.9-40.7 24 77.5 59.3-89.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 55 20 25.3 14.8-39.9 35 74.7 60.1-85.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 33 16 42.2 24.6-62.1 17 57.8 37.9-75.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 37 16 37.2 21.5-56.2 21 62.8 43.8-78.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 35 12 26.0 13.7-43.8 23 74.0 56.2-86.3
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 46 19 29.4 16.2-47.3 27 70.6 52.7-83.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 108 40 26.9 17.9-38.2 68 73.1 61.8-82.1
No 1,259 440 26.8 23.8-30.1 819 73.2 69.9-76.2
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 484 166 25.6 21.1-30.6 318 74.4 69.4-78.9
Piedmont 735 257 26.7 22.7-31.1 478 73.3 68.9-77.3
Western NC 148 57 29.9 21.6-39.8 91 70.1 60.2-78.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 85 31 28.5 18.2-41.7 54 71.5 58.3-81.8
Northwest 252 97 30.9 24.4-38.2 155 69.1 61.8-75.6
Charlotte 216 69 24.1 17.9-31.6 147 75.9 68.4-82.1
Greensboro 165 64 33.9 25.2-43.8 101 66.1 56.2-74.8
Southern Regional 144 50 23.6 16.4-32.8 94 76.4 67.2-83.6
Coastal 72 25 30.1 19.2-43.9 47 69.9 56.1-80.8
Wake 175 53 23.3 15.7-33.1 122 76.7 66.9-84.3
Area L 65 24 31.0 18.9-46.4 41 69.0 53.6-81.1
Eastern 193 67 23.6 17.4-31.3 126 76.4 68.7-82.6

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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.

**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.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, 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.

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