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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 125 38 25.2 17.3-35.3 87 74.8 64.7-82.7
GENDER
Male 54 10 18.1 8.9-33.1 44 81.9 66.9-91.1
Female 71 28 34.7 22.3-49.6 43 65.3 50.4-77.7
RACE
White 106 35 28.3 19.2-39.6 71 71.7 60.4-80.8
Other 18 3 14.2 3.8-41.0 15 85.8 59.0-96.2
AGE
18-44 28 9 19.9 9.1-38.1 19 80.1 61.9-90.9
45+ 97 29 29.5 20.1-41.0 68 70.5 59.0-79.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 64 16 18.3 10.1-31.0 48 81.7 69.0-89.9
Some College + 61 22 32.6 19.9-48.5 39 67.4 51.5-80.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 75 24 28.3 17.3-42.6 51 71.7 57.4-82.7
$50,000+ 30 10 27.2 13.3-47.5 20 72.8 52.5-86.7

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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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