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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis (Asked in December Only)
--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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%)
TOTAL 478 167 35.1 29.8-40.9 311 64.9 59.1-70.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 446 157 35.3 29.8-41.2 289 64.7 58.8-70.2
No 32 10 33.7 16.4-56.8 22 66.3 43.2-83.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 10 0 0.0 . - . 10 100 . - .
Recommended Range 141 12 9.8 4.8-19.0 129 90.2 81.0-95.2
Overweight 151 43 32.9 23.7-43.5 108 67.1 56.5-76.3
Obese 162 105 61.3 51.2-70.5 57 38.7 29.5-48.8
Current Smoker
No 394 149 38.5 32.5-44.9 245 61.5 55.1-67.5
Yes 79 17 19.9 11.0-33.1 62 80.1 66.9-89.0
Binge Drinker
No 446 154 36.1 30.5-42.1 292 63.9 57.9-69.5
Yes 25 10 27.3 12.8-49.1 15 72.7 50.9-87.2
Heavy Drinker
No 454 160 36.1 30.5-42.1 294 63.9 57.9-69.5
Yes 16 3 15.5 4.2-43.4 13 84.5 56.6-95.8
Current Asthma
Yes 51 14 30.5 17.2-48.2 37 69.5 51.8-82.8
No 424 153 36.1 30.4-42.2 271 63.9 57.8-69.6
Diabetes
Yes 112 58 59.3 48.5-69.4 54 40.7 30.6-51.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 3 2 93.6 56.9-99.4 1 6.4 0.6-43.1
No 349 102 28.2 22.5-34.7 247 71.8 65.3-77.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 12 5 47.7 19.7-77.3 7 52.3 22.7-80.3
Disability
Yes 277 119 46.0 38.2-53.9 158 54.0 46.1-61.8
No 197 47 21.9 15.8-29.4 150 78.1 70.6-84.2

Back to Arthritis (Asked in December Only)
--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*.

Asked only of those who said YES to having some form of arthritis

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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