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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 339 141 30.8 25.2-36.9 198 69.2 63.1-74.8
GENDER
Male 128 49 29.3 20.9-39.4 79 70.7 60.6-79.1
Female 211 92 32.0 25.1-39.8 119 68.0 60.2-74.9
RACE
White 287 124 33.5 27.1-40.5 163 66.5 59.5-72.9
Other 52 17 19.2 10.7-31.9 35 80.8 68.1-89.3
AGE
18-44 94 14 11.3 6.0-20.2 80 88.7 79.8-94.0
45+ 241 126 48.6 40.8-56.5 115 51.4 43.5-59.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 184 94 40.5 31.9-49.6 90 59.5 50.4-68.1
Some College + 153 45 21.5 15.0-29.8 108 78.5 70.2-85.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 190 89 35.7 27.7-44.6 101 64.3 55.4-72.3
$50,000+ 86 20 17.8 10.8-27.9 66 82.2 72.1-89.2

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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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