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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,646 7,052 42.0 40.7-43.2 7,594 58.0 56.8-59.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,772 6,224 43.0 41.7-44.3 6,548 57.0 55.7-58.3
No 1,843 809 37.4 34.0-41.0 1,034 62.6 59.0-66.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 251 97 37.9 28.4-48.4 154 62.1 51.6-71.6
Recommended Range 4,545 1,870 36.0 33.9-38.2 2,675 64.0 61.8-66.1
Overweight 5,137 2,400 40.6 38.6-42.6 2,737 59.4 57.4-61.4
Obese 4,046 2,395 52.1 49.6-54.5 1,651 47.9 45.5-50.4
Current Smoker
No 11,655 5,448 39.3 38.0-40.6 6,207 60.7 59.4-62.0
Yes 2,950 1,582 50.8 47.9-53.7 1,368 49.2 46.3-52.1
COPD
Yes 1,198 820 69.5 65.5-73.2 378 30.5 26.8-34.5
No 12,849 5,990 40.4 39.1-41.7 6,859 59.6 58.3-60.9
Binge Drinker
No 13,336 6,454 42.1 40.9-43.4 6,882 57.9 56.6-59.1
Yes 1,185 541 41.4 37.2-45.7 644 58.6 54.3-62.8
Heavy Drinker
No 13,923 6,704 41.7 40.4-42.9 7,219 58.3 57.1-59.6
Yes 526 255 47.7 41.1-54.5 271 52.3 45.5-58.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,195 752 57.5 52.7-62.2 443 42.5 37.8-47.3
No 13,383 6,252 40.5 39.2-41.8 7,131 59.5 58.2-60.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,810 1,139 61.0 57.9-64.0 671 39.0 36.0-42.1
No 12,557 5,726 39.7 38.4-41.0 6,831 60.3 59.0-61.6
Disability
Yes 5,283 3,716 66.9 64.9-69.0 1,567 33.1 31.0-35.1
No 8,842 3,176 31.5 30.1-33.0 5,666 68.5 67.0-69.9
Hypertension
Yes 5,638 3,310 55.0 53.2-56.9 2,328 45.0 43.1-46.8
No 8,982 3,728 36.6 35.1-38.2 5,254 63.4 61.8-64.9

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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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