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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-AFRICAN AMERICANS

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,788 1,452 32.2 29.9-34.5 3,336 67.8 65.5-70.1
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 627 240 42.5 36.2-49.1 387 57.5 50.9-63.8
GENDER
Male 185 84 52.3 41.1-63.2 101 47.7 36.8-58.9
Female 442 156 37.1 30.0-44.8 286 62.9 55.2-70.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 625 238 42.3 35.9-48.9 387 57.7 51.1-64.1
AGE
18-24 5 2 26.3 5.3-69.3 3 73.7 30.7-94.7
25-34 16 5 17.2 6.1-39.8 11 82.8 60.2-93.9
35-44 52 26 56.5 35.9-75.1 26 43.5 24.9-64.1
45-54 112 55 53.1 39.2-66.5 57 46.9 33.5-60.8
55-64 203 93 47.9 37.9-58.0 110 52.1 42.0-62.1
65+ 236 59 29.1 19.5-41.1 177 70.9 58.9-80.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 58 45.7 30.4-61.8 72 54.3 38.2-69.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 246 108 56.1 46.4-65.3 138 43.9 34.7-53.6
Some Post-H.S. 148 50 34.0 22.6-47.6 98 66.0 52.4-77.4
College Graduate 103 24 18.6 10.7-30.2 79 81.4 69.8-89.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 77 56.8 43.2-69.5 74 43.2 30.5-56.8
$15,000- 24,999 134 61 46.7 32.9-61.0 73 53.3 39.0-67.1
$25,000- 34,999 67 22 31.6 19.7-46.4 45 68.4 53.6-80.3
$35,000-49,999 76 21 28.0 16.7-42.9 55 72.0 57.1-83.3
$50,000- 74,999 57 15 45.4 25.2-67.2 42 54.6 32.8-74.8
$75,000+ 48 12 21.2 8.3-44.6 36 78.8 55.4-91.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 389 204 57.8 49.7-65.6 185 42.2 34.4-50.3
No 213 30 13.7 8.8-20.7 183 86.3 79.3-91.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 40 52.6 35.8-68.8 56 47.4 31.2-64.2
Non-Veteran 486 190 41.0 34.1-48.3 296 59.0 51.7-65.9

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This question was asked regardless of the respondent's employment status.

^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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