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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you EVER taken an educational course or class to teach you how to manage
problems related to your arthritis or joint symptoms?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,766 340 8.7 7.5-10.0 3,426 91.3 90.0-92.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,348 315 9.5 8.2-11.0 3,033 90.5 89.0-91.8
No 405 24 4.1 2.5- 6.7 381 95.9 93.3-97.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 3 2.0 0.5- 8.4 42 98.0 91.6-99.5
Recommended Range 985 94 7.6 5.8-10.0 891 92.4 90.0-94.2
Overweight 1,324 116 9.2 7.3-11.6 1,208 90.8 88.4-92.7
Obese 1,265 114 9.5 7.4-12.1 1,151 90.5 87.9-92.6
Current Smoker
No 2,935 261 8.9 7.6-10.5 2,674 91.1 89.5-92.4
Yes 820 78 8.1 6.0-10.8 742 91.9 89.2-94.0
COPD
Yes 494 47 9.0 6.4-12.5 447 91.0 87.5-93.6
No 3,246 292 8.7 7.4-10.1 2,954 91.3 89.9-92.6
Binge Drinker
No 3,500 322 8.7 7.6-10.1 3,178 91.3 89.9-92.4
Yes 243 17 8.9 4.9-15.7 226 91.1 84.3-95.1
Heavy Drinker
No 3,601 328 8.7 7.5-10.0 3,273 91.3 90.0-92.5
Yes 120 8 7.6 3.2-17.2 112 92.4 82.8-96.8
Current Asthma
Yes 393 40 9.4 5.9-14.6 353 90.6 85.4-94.1
No 3,346 298 8.6 7.4-10.0 3,048 91.4 90.0-92.6
Diabetes
Yes 641 68 11.0 8.0-15.0 573 89.0 85.0-92.0
No 3,019 263 8.2 7.0- 9.6 2,756 91.8 90.4-93.0
Disability
Yes 2,058 233 11.1 9.4-13.1 1,825 88.9 86.9-90.6
No 1,686 105 5.9 4.6- 7.5 1,581 94.1 92.5-95.4
Hypertension
Yes 1,857 170 9.5 7.7-11.6 1,687 90.5 88.4-92.3
No 1,906 170 8.1 6.7- 9.9 1,736 91.9 90.1-93.3

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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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