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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you ever seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,958 4,646 73.0 71.0-75.0 1,312 27.0 25.0-29.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,259 4,208 76.6 74.7-78.5 1,051 23.4 21.5-25.3
No 681 426 55.6 48.8-62.1 255 44.4 37.9-51.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 72 57 61.0 36.3-81.1 15 39.0 18.9-63.7
Recommended Range 1,558 1,158 68.9 64.9-72.6 400 31.1 27.4-35.1
Overweight 1,989 1,532 73.9 70.8-76.8 457 26.1 23.2-29.2
Obese 2,093 1,692 74.9 70.9-78.5 401 25.1 21.5-29.1
Current Smoker
No 4,606 3,638 75.5 73.4-77.5 968 24.5 22.5-26.6
Yes 1,333 993 66.6 61.7-71.2 340 33.4 28.8-38.3
COPD
Yes 740 624 78.6 71.5-84.3 116 21.4 15.7-28.5
No 5,011 3,856 72.5 70.3-74.6 1,155 27.5 25.4-29.7
Binge Drinker
No 5,482 4,308 74.5 72.4-76.5 1,174 25.5 23.5-27.6
Yes 429 303 62.4 54.9-69.4 126 37.6 30.6-45.1
Heavy Drinker
No 5,675 4,436 73.3 71.2-75.3 1,239 26.7 24.7-28.8
Yes 202 156 78.4 68.6-85.7 46 21.6 14.3-31.4
Current Asthma
Yes 666 566 81.1 74.2-86.4 100 18.9 13.6-25.8
No 5,250 4,050 72.1 69.9-74.2 1,200 27.9 25.8-30.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,006 875 86.0 82.6-88.8 131 14.0 11.2-17.4
No 4,784 3,629 70.5 68.1-72.7 1,155 29.5 27.3-31.9
Disability
Yes 3,325 2,860 81.2 78.4-83.8 465 18.8 16.2-21.6
No 2,505 1,696 64.9 61.9-67.8 809 35.1 32.2-38.1
Hypertension
Yes 2,891 2,399 80.0 77.6-82.2 492 20.0 17.8-22.4
No 3,056 2,237 68.4 65.4-71.3 819 31.6 28.7-34.6

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported joint symptons that began more than 3 months ago.

^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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