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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt County

Arthritis Management

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%)
North Carolina 3,751 1,168 29.0 27.0-31.1 2,583 71.0 68.9-73.0
-Pitt County 108 46 40.2 29.9-51.4 62 59.8 48.6-70.1
GENDER
Male 37 14 33.0 18.8-51.3 23 67.0 48.7-81.2
Female 71 32 47.4 34.9-60.3 39 52.6 39.7-65.1
RACE
White 76 28 36.5 25.0-49.8 48 63.5 50.2-75.0
Other 32 18 47.8 28.2-68.2 14 52.2 31.8-71.8
AGE
18-44 15 3 20.2 6.0-50.3 12 79.8 49.7-94.0
45+ 93 43 47.0 35.9-58.5 50 53.0 41.5-64.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 45 22 44.3 28.4-61.3 23 55.7 38.7-71.6
Some College + 63 24 37.4 24.5-52.3 39 62.6 47.7-75.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 58 24 40.0 26.5-55.2 34 60.0 44.8-73.5
$50,000+ 32 15 47.4 29.7-65.8 17 52.6 34.2-70.3

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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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