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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-AFRICAN AMERICANS

During the past 30 days, to what extent has your arthritis or joint symptoms interfered with your normal social activities,
such as going shopping, to the movies, or to religious or social gatherings?

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  Total
Respond.^
A lot A little Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,838 891 18.9 17.0-20.9 1,150 22.6 20.7-24.5 2,797 58.6 56.2-60.9
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 642 158 30.1 24.0-37.1 163 21.8 17.5-27.0 321 48.0 41.7-54.5
GENDER
Male 186 37 30.4 19.4-44.1 47 20.6 13.8-29.7 102 49.0 37.9-60.2
Female 456 121 30.0 23.1-38.0 116 22.5 17.1-29.0 219 47.5 39.8-55.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 1 16.3 1.2-75.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 83.7 24.3-98.8
Non-Hispanic 640 157 30.2 24.0-37.2 163 21.9 17.5-27.1 320 47.9 41.5-54.3
AGE
18-24 5 1 14.2 1.7-60.9 1 12.1 1.5-56.1 3 73.7 30.7-94.7
25-34 17 2 6.1 1.2-25.8 3 9.3 1.8-36.8 12 84.6 56.5-95.9
35-44 52 12 43.0 22.9-65.7 14 19.2 8.7-37.2 26 37.8 21.2-57.9
45-54 113 32 28.5 17.0-43.6 26 27.5 16.9-41.5 55 44.0 30.9-58.0
55-64 205 57 32.2 23.1-42.8 56 24.2 16.6-33.8 92 43.6 34.1-53.6
65+ 245 52 28.2 18.0-41.3 63 20.5 14.3-28.6 130 51.3 40.6-61.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 134 36 40.5 25.1-57.9 37 19.8 12.3-30.2 61 39.8 26.0-55.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 252 69 34.3 24.7-45.4 75 27.6 19.8-37.0 108 38.1 28.6-48.6
Some Post-H.S. 150 37 29.2 17.9-43.8 32 15.4 9.8-23.4 81 55.4 42.6-67.6
College Graduate 106 16 9.4 5.2-16.4 19 18.8 9.5-33.9 71 71.8 57.8-82.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 156 56 44.5 32.1-57.6 45 22.3 14.2-33.3 55 33.2 21.5-47.3
$15,000- 24,999 138 39 35.4 21.7-52.1 39 21.1 13.1-32.1 60 43.5 28.9-59.4
$25,000- 34,999 67 12 19.1 10.0-33.5 14 22.7 12.6-37.4 41 58.2 43.3-71.8
$35,000-49,999 76 13 18.7 9.3-34.0 20 27.2 14.2-45.8 43 54.1 38.1-69.3
$50,000- 74,999 57 8 28.3 10.3-57.5 11 18.0 8.6-33.8 38 53.7 32.3-73.9
$75,000+ 48 2 3.4 0.6-16.2 5 13.3 3.1-42.5 41 83.4 57.1-95.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 405 152 44.9 36.5-53.6 120 25.2 19.3-32.2 133 29.8 22.8-38.0
No 212 5 1.6 0.6- 4.4 39 16.3 10.3-24.9 168 82.0 73.4-88.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 20 30.9 15.1-53.1 20 18.4 9.9-31.6 58 50.7 33.8-67.4
Non-Veteran 498 127 30.4 23.7-38.1 128 21.2 16.4-26.9 243 48.4 41.2-55.7

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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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