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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis (Asked in December Only)

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%)
North Carolina 478 167 35.1 29.8-40.9 311 64.9 59.1-70.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 5 3 50.2 13.4-86.8 2 49.8 13.2-86.6
Buncombe 12 3 30.6 10.0-63.6 9 69.4 36.4-90.0
Cabarrus 14 5 38.2 14.4-69.4 9 61.8 30.6-85.6
Catawba 18 5 17.3 5.5-42.7 13 82.7 57.3-94.5
Cumberland 16 7 44.7 21.0-71.2 9 55.3 28.8-79.0
Davidson 15 6 27.6 9.7-57.6 9 72.4 42.4-90.3
Durham 9 1 4.3 0.5-29.6 8 95.7 70.4-99.5
Forsyth 7 3 52.1 18.3-84.1 4 47.9 15.9-81.7
Gaston 8 5 73.5 39.1-92.3 3 26.5 7.7-60.9
Guilford 17 5 24.4 9.4-50.0 12 75.6 50.0-90.6
Iredell 12 5 34.3 13.7-63.3 7 65.7 36.7-86.3
Johnston 10 3 25.5 7.4-59.2 7 74.5 40.8-92.6
Mecklenburg 23 5 21.6 8.6-44.5 18 78.4 55.5-91.4
New Hanover 13 4 18.4 6.0-44.4 9 81.6 55.6-94.0
Onslow 11 6 57.3 27.8-82.4 5 42.7 17.6-72.2
Orange 14 2 11.2 2.7-36.5 12 88.8 63.5-97.3
Pitt 11 5 50.3 21.1-79.3 6 49.7 20.7-78.9
Randolph 11 4 44.6 17.7-75.1 7 55.4 24.9-82.3
Robeson 11 7 64.5 31.0-88.1 4 35.5 11.9-69.0
Rowan 13 3 43.6 15.7-76.3 10 56.4 23.7-84.3
Union 8 0 0.0 . - . 8 100 . - .
Wake 20 11 61.5 36.8-81.4 9 38.5 18.6-63.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 16 3 14.2 4.3-37.8 13 85.8 62.2-95.7
Northeast Partnership II*** 18 7 46.6 23.3-71.4 11 53.4 28.6-76.7
Northeast Partnership I*** 15 5 30.3 11.7-58.6 10 69.7 41.4-88.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 17 10 53.4 25.5-79.3 7 46.6 20.7-74.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 14 7 62.3 34.4-83.8 7 37.7 16.2-65.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 14 3 15.4 4.5-41.7 11 84.6 58.3-95.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 9 1 6.2 0.8-35.4 8 93.8 64.6-99.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 14 4 29.3 9.7-61.4 10 70.7 38.6-90.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 20 7 44.7 21.9-69.9 13 55.3 30.1-78.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 16 5 36.7 15.5-64.8 11 63.3 35.2-84.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 16 5 28.6 11.2-56.1 11 71.4 43.9-88.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 12 6 52.3 24.6-78.6 6 47.7 21.4-75.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 19 6 32.4 13.2-60.1 13 67.6 39.9-86.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 40 14 37.6 22.1-56.0 26 62.4 44.0-77.9
No 438 153 35.0 29.4-41.0 285 65.0 59.0-70.6
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 165 65 40.0 31.4-49.3 100 60.0 50.7-68.6
Piedmont 256 85 33.4 26.2-41.4 171 66.6 58.6-73.8
Western NC 57 17 32.3 19.5-48.5 40 67.7 51.5-80.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 31 9 31.8 15.9-53.6 22 68.2 46.4-84.1
Northwest 97 33 35.8 24.7-48.6 64 64.2 51.4-75.3
Charlotte 69 20 29.4 18.3-43.7 49 70.6 56.3-81.7
Greensboro 64 19 28.1 17.3-42.2 45 71.9 57.8-82.7
Southern Regional 49 22 48.1 31.9-64.7 27 51.9 35.3-68.1
Coastal 25 7 17.6 7.5-36.1 18 82.4 63.9-92.5
Wake 52 20 38.1 21.2-58.4 32 61.9 41.6-78.8
Area L 24 12 50.4 27.3-73.3 12 49.6 26.7-72.7
Eastern 67 25 39.5 26.9-53.7 42 60.5 46.3-73.1

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.

**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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