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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Thinking about your arthritis or joint symptoms, which of the following best describes you today?*

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  Total
Respond.^
I can do everything I can do most things I can do some things I can hardly do anything
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,757 960 31.9 29.5-34.3 1,593 40.1 37.8-42.4 864 20.1 18.4-21.9 340 7.9 6.9- 9.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,340 839 30.0 27.7-32.4 1,444 41.8 39.4-44.2 764 20.5 18.7-22.5 293 7.7 6.6- 8.9
No 404 117 41.5 33.6-49.9 145 31.5 25.5-38.1 99 18.1 13.8-23.3 43 9.0 6.1-13.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 6 14.1 5.0-33.9 20 52.5 26.7-77.0 9 16.3 6.4-35.7 10 17.1 6.7-37.1
Recommended Range 983 303 36.0 31.4-40.8 425 39.7 35.2-44.3 181 17.3 13.9-21.3 74 7.1 5.3- 9.4
Overweight 1,322 381 37.3 33.2-41.5 571 39.2 35.6-42.9 275 16.9 14.5-19.6 95 6.7 5.1- 8.6
Obese 1,261 237 24.4 20.6-28.7 523 41.0 37.2-44.9 356 25.2 22.2-28.4 145 9.4 7.6-11.6
Current Smoker
No 2,927 753 31.0 28.4-33.7 1,309 42.7 40.1-45.3 645 19.9 18.0-22.0 220 6.4 5.4- 7.5
Yes 819 206 34.9 29.7-40.5 277 32.7 28.1-37.7 216 20.1 16.8-23.8 120 12.3 9.7-15.5
COPD
Yes 489 55 11.8 8.0-17.2 174 34.7 29.4-40.5 162 32.1 26.9-37.9 98 21.3 16.9-26.5
No 3,243 903 34.4 31.9-37.1 1,415 40.9 38.4-43.4 688 18.3 16.6-20.2 237 6.4 5.4- 7.5
Binge Drinker
No 3,490 851 29.0 26.7-31.4 1,489 41.4 39.1-43.8 822 21.0 19.2-22.9 328 8.6 7.5- 9.9
Yes 242 100 56.2 47.1-64.9 95 30.4 23.4-38.4 37 11.3 7.4-16.9 10 2.0 1.0- 4.2
Heavy Drinker
No 3,590 912 31.0 28.6-33.4 1,521 40.5 38.3-42.9 828 20.4 18.6-22.2 329 8.1 7.1- 9.3
Yes 120 34 39.7 27.0-54.0 48 34.0 23.7-46.0 31 21.8 13.9-32.4 7 4.5 1.9-10.5
Current Asthma
Yes 392 48 18.3 11.8-27.2 133 35.8 28.4-44.0 135 29.3 23.5-35.9 76 16.5 12.3-21.8
No 3,338 908 33.5 31.1-36.1 1,448 40.6 38.2-43.0 720 18.9 17.1-20.8 262 7.0 6.0- 8.1
Diabetes
Yes 637 85 13.7 10.4-17.7 231 35.6 30.8-40.7 222 35.0 30.1-40.2 99 15.8 12.3-20.1
No 3,014 852 35.4 32.7-38.2 1,318 40.9 38.3-43.5 614 17.2 15.5-19.1 230 6.5 5.5- 7.6
Disability
Yes 2,053 220 15.0 12.4-18.1 747 36.7 33.6-40.0 753 33.1 30.4-36.0 333 15.1 13.2-17.2
No 1,684 735 49.9 46.5-53.4 835 43.3 40.0-46.6 107 6.4 4.7- 8.5 7 0.4 0.2- 1.1
Hypertension
Yes 1,852 344 21.9 19.0-25.1 763 39.3 36.3-42.3 527 27.7 25.0-30.5 218 11.2 9.5-13.2
No 1,902 615 39.1 35.7-42.6 830 40.7 37.5-44.0 335 14.6 12.6-16.9 122 5.6 4.5- 7.0

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed arthritis

^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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