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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 14,586 5,799 29.1 28.1-30.1 8,787 70.9 69.9-71.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,725 5,284 31.6 30.6-32.7 7,441 68.4 67.3-69.4
No 1,831 501 18.2 15.9-20.7 1,330 81.8 79.3-84.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 250 69 19.7 14.3-26.5 181 80.3 73.5-85.7
Recommended Range 4,530 1,433 21.4 19.9-23.0 3,097 78.6 77.0-80.1
Overweight 5,119 2,042 30.2 28.5-31.9 3,077 69.8 68.1-71.5
Obese 4,026 2,016 38.0 35.9-40.2 2,010 62.0 59.8-64.1
Current Smoker
No 11,613 4,587 28.3 27.3-29.4 7,026 71.7 70.6-72.7
Yes 2,933 1,193 31.6 29.2-34.1 1,740 68.4 65.9-70.8
COPD
Yes 1,190 782 58.1 53.2-62.8 408 41.9 37.2-46.8
No 12,822 4,801 27.4 26.4-28.5 8,021 72.6 71.5-73.6
Binge Drinker
No 13,281 5,450 31.0 29.9-32.1 7,831 69.0 67.9-70.1
Yes 1,181 306 16.8 14.3-19.6 875 83.2 80.4-85.7
Heavy Drinker
No 13,865 5,550 29.4 28.3-30.4 8,315 70.6 69.6-71.7
Yes 524 173 25.2 20.5-30.5 351 74.8 69.5-79.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,186 694 44.7 40.2-49.2 492 55.3 50.8-59.8
No 13,333 5,068 27.7 26.7-28.7 8,265 72.3 71.3-73.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,803 1,116 57.4 54.2-60.5 687 42.6 39.5-45.8
No 12,504 4,509 25.8 24.8-26.9 7,995 74.2 73.1-75.2
Disability
Yes 5,252 3,373 54.1 51.9-56.3 1,879 45.9 43.7-48.1
No 8,828 2,301 18.8 17.7-19.8 6,527 81.2 80.2-82.3
Hypertension
Yes 5,607 3,140 49.8 48.0-51.7 2,467 50.2 48.3-52.0
No 8,952 2,650 20.7 19.6-21.9 6,302 79.3 78.1-80.4

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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.

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