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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 374 120 24.8 19.9-30.3 254 75.2 69.7-80.1
GENDER
Male 140 39 23.4 16.1-32.6 101 76.6 67.4-83.9
Female 234 81 26.0 19.9-33.1 153 74.0 66.9-80.1
RACE
White 286 100 30.0 24.1-36.6 186 70.0 63.4-75.9
Other 84 20 14.7 7.7-26.1 64 85.3 73.9-92.3
AGE
18-44 94 9 8.7 3.9-18.4 85 91.3 81.6-96.1
45+ 277 110 38.3 32.0-45.0 167 61.7 55.0-68.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 109 47 32.4 21.8-45.2 62 67.6 54.8-78.2
Some College + 265 73 21.5 16.6-27.5 192 78.5 72.5-83.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 136 53 25.6 18.1-34.7 83 74.4 65.3-81.9
$50,000+ 180 48 21.7 15.9-28.8 132 78.3 71.2-84.1

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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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