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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 physical activity
or exercise to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,749 1,943 49.2 46.8-51.5 1,806 50.8 48.5-53.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,334 1,738 50.3 47.8-52.7 1,596 49.7 47.3-52.2
No 402 202 44.0 36.7-51.7 200 56.0 48.3-63.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 12 21.5 9.4-41.9 33 78.5 58.1-90.6
Recommended Range 986 437 42.6 38.0-47.3 549 57.4 52.7-62.0
Overweight 1,318 644 45.6 41.8-49.5 674 54.4 50.5-58.2
Obese 1,256 775 59.3 55.3-63.2 481 40.7 36.8-44.7
Current Smoker
No 2,918 1,542 51.2 48.6-53.8 1,376 48.8 46.2-51.4
Yes 820 397 43.9 38.9-49.0 423 56.1 51.0-61.1
COPD
Yes 495 270 49.6 43.7-55.6 225 50.4 44.4-56.3
No 3,229 1,656 49.0 46.5-51.6 1,573 51.0 48.4-53.5
Binge Drinker
No 3,482 1,828 50.3 47.9-52.7 1,654 49.7 47.3-52.1
Yes 243 107 41.6 32.7-51.1 136 58.4 48.9-67.3
Heavy Drinker
No 3,584 1,874 49.7 47.3-52.1 1,710 50.3 47.9-52.7
Yes 120 51 39.8 28.4-52.4 69 60.2 47.6-71.6
Current Asthma
Yes 395 235 53.8 45.8-61.6 160 46.2 38.4-54.2
No 3,327 1,693 48.6 46.1-51.1 1,634 51.4 48.9-53.9
Diabetes
Yes 640 388 59.2 53.9-64.2 252 40.8 35.8-46.1
No 3,003 1,494 47.1 44.4-49.7 1,509 52.9 50.3-55.6
Disability
Yes 2,051 1,151 52.6 49.4-55.9 900 47.4 44.1-50.6
No 1,676 784 45.4 42.0-48.9 892 54.6 51.1-58.0
Hypertension
Yes 1,848 1,012 53.6 50.4-56.7 836 46.4 43.3-49.6
No 1,898 931 46.0 42.7-49.4 967 54.0 50.6-57.3

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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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