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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,751 1,168 29.0 27.0-31.1 2,583 71.0 68.9-73.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,333 1,049 30.4 28.3-32.7 2,284 69.6 67.3-71.7
No 405 116 21.6 16.2-28.2 289 78.4 71.8-83.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 4 6.3 2.0-18.0 41 93.7 82.0-98.0
Recommended Range 986 60 6.4 4.1- 9.7 926 93.6 90.3-95.9
Overweight 1,320 293 18.7 16.2-21.5 1,027 81.3 78.5-83.8
Obese 1,255 746 57.2 53.2-61.1 509 42.8 38.9-46.8
Current Smoker
No 2,919 970 31.5 29.2-33.9 1,949 68.5 66.1-70.8
Yes 821 198 22.6 18.6-27.2 623 77.4 72.8-81.4
COPD
Yes 493 177 36.0 30.6-41.9 316 64.0 58.1-69.4
No 3,232 981 28.1 26.0-30.4 2,251 71.9 69.6-74.0
Binge Drinker
No 3,483 1,104 30.1 28.0-32.3 2,379 69.9 67.7-72.0
Yes 243 60 20.7 13.7-29.9 183 79.3 70.1-86.3
Heavy Drinker
No 3,584 1,132 29.4 27.4-31.5 2,452 70.6 68.5-72.6
Yes 120 27 21.3 13.4-32.2 93 78.7 67.8-86.6
Current Asthma
Yes 394 162 36.0 29.5-43.1 232 64.0 56.9-70.5
No 3,330 999 28.3 26.2-30.5 2,331 71.7 69.5-73.8
Diabetes
Yes 637 328 49.1 43.9-54.4 309 50.9 45.6-56.1
No 3,008 789 24.8 22.6-27.1 2,219 75.2 72.9-77.4
Disability
Yes 2,047 726 32.9 30.1-35.8 1,321 67.1 64.2-69.9
No 1,682 436 24.7 21.8-27.9 1,246 75.3 72.1-78.2
Hypertension
Yes 1,850 704 37.7 34.7-40.9 1,146 62.3 59.1-65.3
No 1,898 464 22.8 20.2-25.5 1,434 77.2 74.5-79.8

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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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