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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis (Asked in December Only)-WHITE FEMALES

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 257 84 32.6 25.9-40.0 173 67.4 60.0-74.1
AGE
18-24 4 0 0.0 . - . 4 100 . - .
25-34 5 2 52.9 13.4-89.1 3 47.1 10.9-86.6
35-44 18 8 47.9 23.9-72.8 10 52.1 27.2-76.1
45-54 48 13 26.2 14.3-43.1 35 73.8 56.9-85.7
55-64 66 24 34.7 22.4-49.5 42 65.3 50.5-77.6
65-74 53 22 39.5 25.7-55.2 31 60.5 44.8-74.3
75+ 60 14 28.5 16.1-45.3 46 71.5 54.7-83.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 39 10 35.3 18.4-57.0 29 64.7 43.0-81.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 97 31 30.6 20.8-42.7 66 69.4 57.3-79.2
Some Post-H.S. 57 23 36.4 22.6-52.8 34 63.6 47.2-77.4
College Graduate 63 20 30.5 18.7-45.6 43 69.5 54.4-81.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 33 10 36.8 19.1-58.9 23 63.2 41.1-80.9
$15,000- 24,999 47 20 44.7 27.9-62.8 27 55.3 37.2-72.1
$25,000- 34,999 30 16 47.6 28.9-67.1 14 52.4 32.9-71.1
$35,000- 49,999 36 12 31.3 16.4-51.4 24 68.7 48.6-83.6
$50,000-74,999 31 10 33.6 17.1-55.4 21 66.4 44.6-82.9
$75,000+ 38 9 25.6 12.1-46.3 29 74.4 53.7-87.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 143 61 46.1 36.3-56.3 82 53.9 43.7-63.7
No 113 23 18.3 11.4-28.2 90 81.7 71.8-88.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 6 3 54.3 15.1-88.8 3 45.7 11.2-84.9
Non-Veteran 251 81 32.1 25.3-39.6 170 67.9 60.4-74.7

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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