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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 339 130 25.0 20.0-30.9 209 75.0 69.1-80.0
GENDER
Male 124 38 16.7 10.9-24.6 86 83.3 75.4-89.1
Female 215 92 33.3 26.1-41.4 123 66.7 58.6-73.9
RACE
White 279 109 26.3 20.8-32.8 170 73.7 67.2-79.2
Other 54 16 19.7 10.2-34.5 38 80.3 65.5-89.8
AGE
18-44 108 10 7.8 3.9-15.1 98 92.2 84.9-96.1
45+ 228 118 47.0 39.5-54.7 110 53.0 45.3-60.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 146 67 29.7 21.4-39.7 79 70.3 60.3-78.6
Some College + 192 62 20.9 15.0-28.4 130 79.1 71.6-85.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 162 81 39.7 30.6-49.6 81 60.3 50.4-69.4
$50,000+ 119 29 15.3 9.9-22.8 90 84.7 77.2-90.1

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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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