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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Management-AFRICAN AMERICAN 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 394 169 41.3 35.3-47.6 225 58.7 52.4-64.7
AGE
18-24 6 1 11.6 1.4-54.3 5 88.4 45.7-98.6
25-34 19 6 35.5 15.3-62.6 13 64.5 37.4-84.7
35-44 42 18 44.3 27.0-63.2 24 55.7 36.8-73.0
45-54 88 46 52.3 39.8-64.5 42 47.7 35.5-60.2
55-64 96 43 41.4 30.1-53.8 53 58.6 46.2-69.9
65-74 93 39 39.8 27.5-53.5 54 60.2 46.5-72.5
75+ 48 16 31.9 18.1-49.8 32 68.1 50.2-81.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 104 53 45.8 34.2-57.8 51 54.2 42.2-65.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 125 49 41.8 31.5-53.0 76 58.2 47.0-68.5
Some Post-H.S. 100 32 31.4 21.0-44.1 68 68.6 55.9-79.0
College Graduate 65 35 50.5 35.3-65.6 30 49.5 34.4-64.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 91 37 37.3 25.5-50.8 54 62.7 49.2-74.5
$15,000- 24,999 102 45 48.1 36.1-60.4 57 51.9 39.6-63.9
$25,000- 34,999 46 21 41.5 25.5-59.5 25 58.5 40.5-74.5
$35,000- 49,999 38 16 44.9 26.5-64.8 22 55.1 35.2-73.5
$50,000-74,999 34 17 37.9 21.7-57.4 17 62.1 42.6-78.3
$75,000+ 21 12 59.3 34.1-80.4 9 40.7 19.6-65.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 226 105 44.4 36.3-52.8 121 55.6 47.2-63.7
No 165 62 37.6 28.8-47.2 103 62.4 52.8-71.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 15 2 13.1 3.1-41.6 13 86.9 58.4-96.9
Non-Veteran 379 167 42.3 36.1-48.7 212 57.7 51.3-63.9

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed 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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