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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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
-Wayne County 94 37 36.4 25.0-49.6 57 63.6 50.4-75.0
GENDER
Male 30 13 43.8 23.3-66.6 17 56.2 33.4-76.7
Female 64 24 31.3 20.0-45.4 40 68.7 54.6-80.0
RACE
White 71 26 35.2 22.0-51.3 45 64.8 48.7-78.0
Other 22 10 38.7 19.4-62.2 12 61.3 37.8-80.6
AGE
18-44 17 9 43.1 21.1-68.2 8 56.9 31.8-78.9
45+ 77 28 34.0 21.1-49.7 49 66.0 50.3-78.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 52 21 30.2 18.4-45.3 31 69.8 54.7-81.6
Some College + 42 16 42.5 24.8-62.3 26 57.5 37.7-75.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 22 39.2 23.0-58.3 31 60.8 41.7-77.0
$50,000+ 25 10 36.9 19.5-58.5 15 63.1 41.5-80.5

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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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