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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 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%)
North Carolina 479 304 65.5 59.4-71.0 175 34.5 29.0-40.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 5 3 68.0 25.1-93.1 2 32.0 6.9-74.9
Buncombe 12 6 59.8 30.8-83.3 6 40.2 16.7-69.2
Cabarrus 14 12 89.3 64.1-97.5 2 10.7 2.5-35.9
Catawba 18 9 33.9 12.7-64.5 9 66.1 35.5-87.3
Cumberland 15 6 42.9 19.2-70.4 9 57.1 29.6-80.8
Davidson 15 11 88.3 67.8-96.4 4 11.7 3.6-32.2
Durham 9 6 35.9 8.6-76.8 3 64.1 23.2-91.4
Forsyth 7 5 73.6 33.4-93.9 2 26.4 6.1-66.6
Gaston 8 6 83.5 50.0-96.3 2 16.5 3.7-50.0
Guilford 17 11 70.1 43.9-87.5 6 29.9 12.5-56.1
Iredell 12 8 64.9 33.7-87.0 4 35.1 13.0-66.3
Johnston 10 5 44.6 17.4-75.5 5 55.4 24.5-82.6
Mecklenburg 23 19 84.7 63.7-94.6 4 15.3 5.4-36.3
New Hanover 13 9 64.8 32.7-87.4 4 35.2 12.6-67.3
Onslow 11 8 73.7 40.3-92.1 3 26.3 7.9-59.7
Orange 14 6 46.2 21.2-73.3 8 53.8 26.7-78.8
Pitt 11 6 67.1 36.1-88.1 5 32.9 11.9-63.9
Randolph 11 6 71.3 41.7-89.6 5 28.7 10.4-58.3
Robeson 11 8 72.1 36.1-92.2 3 27.9 7.8-63.9
Rowan 13 9 74.0 43.9-91.2 4 26.0 8.8-56.1
Union 8 4 17.5 3.8-53.3 4 82.5 46.7-96.2
Wake 21 16 83.4 61.3-94.1 5 16.6 5.9-38.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 16 12 75.7 47.6-91.4 4 24.3 8.6-52.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 18 9 56.8 32.2-78.4 9 43.2 21.6-67.8
Northeast Partnership I*** 15 10 74.3 46.3-90.7 5 25.7 9.3-53.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 17 11 69.5 42.0-87.8 6 30.5 12.2-58.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 15 13 81.5 48.1-95.4 2 18.5 4.6-51.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 14 10 62.3 30.4-86.2 4 37.7 13.8-69.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 9 4 61.2 27.0-87.0 5 38.8 13.0-73.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 14 9 66.5 36.5-87.2 5 33.5 12.8-63.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 20 11 63.7 38.0-83.4 9 36.3 16.6-62.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 16 7 56.6 30.6-79.5 9 43.4 20.5-69.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 16 11 65.1 36.1-86.0 5 34.9 14.0-63.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 12 10 87.0 58.6-96.9 2 13.0 3.1-41.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 19 8 45.9 20.5-73.7 11 54.1 26.3-79.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 40 24 66.1 48.9-79.8 16 33.9 20.2-51.1
No 439 280 65.4 59.0-71.3 159 34.6 28.7-41.0
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 165 104 65.5 56.4-73.6 61 34.5 26.4-43.6
Piedmont 257 171 69.0 60.0-76.7 86 31.0 23.3-40.0
Western NC 57 29 52.9 36.8-68.4 28 47.1 31.6-63.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 31 14 50.0 28.9-71.0 17 50.0 29.0-71.1
Northwest 97 61 65.4 52.6-76.4 36 34.6 23.6-47.4
Charlotte 69 54 77.1 60.5-88.1 15 22.9 11.9-39.5
Greensboro 64 36 65.9 51.5-77.8 28 34.1 22.2-48.5
Southern Regional 49 27 57.2 40.2-72.6 22 42.8 27.4-59.8
Coastal 25 18 62.5 37.9-82.0 7 37.5 18.0-62.1
Wake 53 34 63.1 40.0-81.4 19 36.9 18.6-60.0
Area L 24 17 75.3 53.2-89.1 7 24.7 10.9-46.8
Eastern 67 43 70.2 57.1-80.7 24 29.8 19.3-42.9

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.

**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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