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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Management-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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 151 36 20.7 14.0-29.6 115 79.3 70.4-86.0
AGE
18-24 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .
25-34 7 1 16.2 2.1-63.4 6 83.8 36.6-97.9
35-44 20 4 20.8 7.6-45.5 16 79.2 54.5-92.4
45-54 40 10 16.0 7.6-30.8 30 84.0 69.2-92.4
55-64 42 11 27.8 13.6-48.6 31 72.2 51.4-86.4
65-74 25 7 34.1 16.5-57.5 18 65.9 42.5-83.5
75+ 15 3 17.3 5.2-44.4 12 82.7 55.6-94.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 41 11 19.5 9.5-36.0 30 80.5 64.0-90.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 52 15 25.0 13.7-41.2 37 75.0 58.8-86.3
Some Post-H.S. 41 6 13.3 4.5-33.6 35 86.7 66.4-95.5
College Graduate 17 4 27.4 9.1-58.6 13 72.6 41.4-90.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 24 6 18.8 6.6-42.9 18 81.2 57.1-93.4
$15,000- 24,999 36 9 18.2 7.8-37.2 27 81.8 62.8-92.2
$25,000- 34,999 21 7 26.7 10.5-53.1 14 73.3 46.9-89.5
$35,000- 49,999 23 4 15.2 4.8-39.2 19 84.8 60.8-95.2
$50,000-74,999 13 3 16.9 3.4-54.2 10 83.1 45.8-96.6
$75,000+ 12 3 30.9 9.5-65.7 9 69.1 34.3-90.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 93 26 23.4 14.6-35.4 67 76.6 64.6-85.4
No 57 10 17.3 8.3-32.3 47 82.7 67.7-91.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 62 11 14.1 6.2-28.9 51 85.9 71.1-93.8
Non-Veteran 89 25 24.4 15.5-36.4 64 75.6 63.6-84.5

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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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