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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,792 647 26.9 23.8-30.2 1,145 73.1 69.8-76.2
GENDER
Male 590 189 21.1 16.9-26.0 401 78.9 74.0-83.1
Female 1,202 458 31.5 27.3-36.1 744 68.5 63.9-72.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 2 10.7 1.8-43.5 14 89.3 56.5-98.2
Non-Hispanic 1,775 645 27.1 24.0-30.4 1,130 72.9 69.6-76.0
AGE
18-24 86 5 4.6 1.7-11.8 81 95.4 88.2-98.3
25-34 199 17 8.0 3.5-17.3 182 92.0 82.7-96.5
35-44 275 52 19.3 13.0-27.7 223 80.7 72.3-87.0
45-54 392 114 28.9 22.5-36.3 278 71.1 63.7-77.5
55-64 391 206 49.7 42.5-57.0 185 50.3 43.0-57.5
65+ 434 248 60.7 53.2-67.7 186 39.3 32.3-46.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 308 136 32.5 24.2-42.0 172 67.5 58.0-75.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 635 254 30.2 24.7-36.5 381 69.8 63.5-75.3
Some Post-H.S. 440 151 25.4 19.8-31.9 289 74.6 68.1-80.2
College Graduate 405 106 19.4 14.8-24.9 299 80.6 75.1-85.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 345 156 36.0 28.2-44.6 189 64.0 55.4-71.8
$15,000- 24,999 378 139 28.4 21.6-36.4 239 71.6 63.6-78.4
$25,000- 34,999 200 68 22.6 16.1-30.9 132 77.4 69.1-83.9
$35,000-49,999 211 77 27.2 19.1-37.1 134 72.8 62.9-80.9
$50,000- 74,999 200 57 26.1 17.7-36.6 143 73.9 63.4-82.3
$75,000+ 191 48 17.5 11.9-25.0 143 82.5 75.0-88.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 706 409 53.0 46.3-59.5 297 47.0 40.5-53.7
No 979 213 13.8 11.3-16.8 766 86.2 83.2-88.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 217 98 41.6 31.6-52.4 119 58.4 47.6-68.4
Non-Veteran 1,424 503 25.5 22.2-29.1 921 74.5 70.9-77.8

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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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