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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,999 5,963 82.7 81.2-84.1 1,036 17.3 15.9-18.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,178 5,264 82.8 81.3-84.3 914 17.2 15.7-18.7
No 803 681 81.6 77.0-85.4 122 18.4 14.6-23.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 95 72 79.9 67.2-88.5 23 20.1 11.5-32.8
Recommended Range 1,857 1,559 79.2 75.9-82.1 298 20.8 17.9-24.1
Overweight 2,373 1,991 81.7 79.1-84.0 382 18.3 16.0-20.9
Obese 2,386 2,095 86.5 84.3-88.4 291 13.5 11.6-15.7
Current Smoker
No 5,409 4,610 81.9 80.2-83.6 799 18.1 16.4-19.8
Yes 1,569 1,334 84.5 81.7-87.0 235 15.5 13.0-18.3
COPD
Yes 818 741 88.0 82.4-92.0 77 12.0 8.0-17.6
No 5,945 5,015 82.2 80.7-83.7 930 17.8 16.3-19.3
Binge Drinker
No 6,404 5,487 83.1 81.6-84.6 917 16.9 15.4-18.4
Yes 538 429 79.2 74.1-83.5 109 20.8 16.5-25.9
Heavy Drinker
No 6,656 5,680 82.7 81.2-84.1 976 17.3 15.9-18.8
Yes 250 202 78.6 70.7-84.8 48 21.4 15.2-29.3
Current Asthma
Yes 749 666 85.9 81.1-89.7 83 14.1 10.3-18.9
No 6,203 5,255 82.2 80.6-83.7 948 17.8 16.3-19.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,133 1,007 89.7 87.3-91.7 126 10.3 8.3-12.7
No 5,682 4,788 81.4 79.7-83.0 894 18.6 17.0-20.3
Disability
Yes 3,697 3,328 89.0 87.3-90.5 369 11.0 9.5-12.7
No 3,149 2,507 76.9 74.5-79.1 642 23.1 20.9-25.5
Hypertension
Yes 3,287 2,894 86.9 85.1-88.4 393 13.1 11.6-14.9
No 3,698 3,058 80.3 78.2-82.3 640 19.7 17.7-21.8

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported joint symptons in the last month.

^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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