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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,744 2,796 33.1 31.5-34.7 4,948 66.9 65.3-68.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,922 2,475 33.2 31.6-34.8 4,447 66.8 65.2-68.4
No 803 313 32.7 27.8-38.0 490 67.3 62.0-72.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 101 40 37.0 21.9-55.1 61 63.0 44.9-78.1
Recommended Range 2,025 592 27.6 24.7-30.6 1,433 72.4 69.4-75.3
Overweight 2,705 891 30.7 28.3-33.3 1,814 69.3 66.7-71.7
Obese 2,599 1,132 38.4 35.6-41.3 1,467 61.6 58.7-64.4
Current Smoker
No 6,053 2,089 32.0 30.3-33.8 3,964 68.0 66.2-69.7
Yes 1,668 701 36.1 32.6-39.7 967 63.9 60.3-67.4
COPD
Yes 920 500 56.9 51.9-61.8 420 43.1 38.2-48.1
No 6,556 2,183 30.2 28.6-31.8 4,373 69.8 68.2-71.4
Binge Drinker
No 7,166 2,634 33.9 32.3-35.6 4,532 66.1 64.4-67.7
Yes 517 146 25.6 20.3-31.7 371 74.4 68.3-79.7
Heavy Drinker
No 7,385 2,676 33.1 31.6-34.7 4,709 66.9 65.3-68.4
Yes 255 89 32.5 24.4-41.9 166 67.5 58.1-75.6
Current Asthma
Yes 825 438 54.4 48.8-59.8 387 45.6 40.2-51.2
No 6,872 2,334 30.5 28.9-32.0 4,538 69.5 68.0-71.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,310 659 50.3 46.7-54.0 651 49.7 46.0-53.3
No 6,225 2,037 29.7 28.0-31.4 4,188 70.3 68.6-72.0
Disability
Yes 4,084 2,422 57.1 54.7-59.5 1,662 42.9 40.5-45.3
No 3,480 336 9.4 8.0-10.9 3,144 90.6 89.1-92.0
Hypertension
Yes 3,799 1,617 40.5 38.4-42.6 2,182 59.5 57.4-61.6
No 3,933 1,173 27.8 25.7-30.1 2,760 72.2 69.9-74.3

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*This question asked only of respondents who reported arthritis or joint symptoms 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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