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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 735 257 26.7 22.7-31.1 478 73.3 68.9-77.3
GENDER
Male 298 88 22.0 16.5-28.7 210 78.0 71.3-83.5
Female 437 169 31.9 26.7-37.6 268 68.1 62.4-73.3
RACE
White 597 217 29.2 24.6-34.2 380 70.8 65.8-75.4
African American 99 34 24.4 16.0-35.3 65 75.6 64.7-84.0
Other Minorities 35 4 10.0 2.6-31.1 31 90.0 68.9-97.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 36 2 6.9 1.2-30.8 34 93.1 69.2-98.8
Non-Hispanic 695 252 28.7 24.5-33.2 443 71.3 66.8-75.5
AGE
18-24 26 5 18.2 6.7-40.8 21 81.8 59.2-93.3
25-34 88 10 7.7 3.6-15.8 78 92.3 84.2-96.4
35-44 129 21 15.6 9.5-24.5 108 84.4 75.5-90.5
45-54 140 41 28.5 20.3-38.4 99 71.5 61.6-79.7
55-64 129 60 47.4 37.1-57.9 69 52.6 42.1-62.9
65-74 134 66 48.8 39.0-58.7 68 51.2 41.3-61.0
75+ 83 50 57.9 44.3-70.4 33 42.1 29.6-55.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 51 31.7 21.6-44.0 54 68.3 56.0-78.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 224 85 29.9 23.2-37.6 139 70.1 62.4-76.8
Some Post-H.S. 165 54 23.2 16.0-32.4 111 76.8 67.6-84.0
College Graduate 239 66 25.0 18.1-33.5 173 75.0 66.5-81.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 69 33 38.0 25.0-53.0 36 62.0 47.0-75.0
$15,000- 24,999 110 47 33.6 23.0-46.2 63 66.4 53.8-77.0
$25,000- 34,999 75 30 33.2 18.6-52.0 45 66.8 48.0-81.4
$35,000- 49,999 101 31 27.5 17.0-41.4 70 72.5 58.6-83.0
$50,000-74,999 91 28 24.5 15.8-36.1 63 75.5 63.9-84.2
$75,000+ 185 47 21.6 15.4-29.3 138 78.4 70.7-84.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 243 144 51.5 42.3-60.5 99 48.5 39.5-57.7
No 486 111 16.9 13.3-21.3 375 83.1 78.7-86.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 104 43 41.0 30.1-52.8 61 59.0 47.2-69.9
Non-Veteran 631 214 24.9 20.7-29.5 417 75.1 70.5-79.3

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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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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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