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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Arthritis Burden

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,940 4,882 27.6 26.4-28.8 8,058 72.4 71.2-73.6
-Alamance County 349 126 22.9 18.0-28.6 223 77.1 71.4-82.0
GENDER
Male 123 35 17.4 11.5-25.4 88 82.6 74.6-88.5
Female 226 91 27.2 20.1-35.7 135 72.8 64.3-79.9
RACE
White 286 106 24.4 18.6-31.4 180 75.6 68.6-81.4
Other 61 20 19.3 11.2-31.2 41 80.7 68.8-88.8
AGE
18-44 83 6 4.1 1.7- 9.4 77 95.9 90.6-98.3
45+ 263 117 40.1 33.5-47.0 146 59.9 53.0-66.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 160 74 31.7 23.9-40.7 86 68.3 59.3-76.1
Some College + 189 52 16.2 11.0-23.2 137 83.8 76.8-89.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 188 80 29.1 20.8-39.0 108 70.9 61.0-79.2
$50,000+ 116 29 15.7 10.0-24.0 87 84.3 76.0-90.0

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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