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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Please think about the past 30 days, keeping in mind all of your joint pain or aching and whether or not you have taken medication.
DURING THE PAST 30 DAYS, how bad was your joint pain ON AVERAGE?

(Please answer on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is no pain or aching and 10 is pain or aching as bad as it can be.)

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  Total
Respond.^
No pain(0) Mild pain(1-3) Moderate pain(4-6) Severe pain(7-9) Extreme pain(10)
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,737 393 8.7 7.4-10.2 1,343 28.5 26.5-30.5 1,580 31.4 29.3-33.5 1,075 23.3 21.1-25.6 346 8.1 6.8- 9.7
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 630 52 7.6 5.0-11.2 123 16.9 13.0-21.5 182 28.1 23.0-33.8 170 30.4 24.0-37.6 103 17.2 12.8-22.6
GENDER
Male 181 14 6.5 3.1-13.3 40 20.0 12.8-30.0 61 30.2 21.7-40.2 45 31.9 20.6-45.9 21 11.4 6.3-19.6
Female 449 38 8.1 5.0-12.9 83 15.2 11.2-20.4 121 27.0 20.9-34.1 125 29.6 22.3-38.0 82 20.1 14.4-27.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 83.7 24.3-98.8 1 16.3 1.2-75.7
Non-Hispanic 628 52 7.6 5.1-11.2 123 16.9 13.1-21.6 182 28.2 23.1-33.9 169 30.1 23.7-37.4 102 17.2 12.8-22.6
AGE
18-24 5 2 42.0 9.2-83.9 1 31.7 4.7-81.3 1 12.1 1.5-56.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.2 1.7-60.9
25-34 17 3 17.1 4.3-48.9 2 5.2 1.0-23.1 3 13.1 3.2-40.5 7 55.4 20.1-86.0 2 9.1 1.6-38.2
35-44 52 7 9.0 3.5-21.4 11 18.8 7.7-39.0 14 15.1 7.5-28.0 11 38.1 18.5-62.6 9 19.0 8.1-38.5
45-54 112 7 5.0 2.1-11.1 23 15.0 8.9-24.3 35 33.4 21.2-48.2 28 25.9 14.9-41.1 19 20.8 11.2-35.3
55-64 202 19 6.8 3.9-11.8 46 19.8 13.7-27.8 46 26.4 18.4-36.2 59 36.7 26.9-47.9 32 10.3 6.5-15.8
65+ 237 14 4.6 1.7-11.9 38 15.2 9.7-23.1 82 35.2 26.1-45.5 64 24.1 15.2-35.9 39 20.9 12.6-32.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 129 7 2.0 0.8- 4.8 14 12.4 4.5-29.9 33 18.9 11.2-30.2 36 36.1 21.3-54.0 39 30.5 18.3-46.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 247 15 4.8 1.8-12.1 38 10.3 6.7-15.5 75 30.8 22.7-40.3 83 36.8 26.4-48.7 36 17.2 10.7-26.6
Some Post-H.S. 149 17 13.3 7.0-23.6 33 19.3 12.3-29.1 44 28.6 18.6-41.2 35 25.5 14.9-40.1 20 13.4 7.0-24.0
College Graduate 105 13 12.4 6.6-22.0 38 34.4 22.8-48.3 30 30.6 19.3-44.8 16 15.0 7.0-29.1 8 7.6 2.2-23.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 4 1.0 0.3- 3.0 13 3.6 1.7- 7.7 38 29.9 18.2-45.0 56 36.5 25.6-49.1 41 29.0 18.5-42.3
$15,000- 24,999 138 7 2.7 0.9- 8.0 24 13.2 6.9-23.8 46 28.3 18.5-40.7 45 42.9 27.7-59.6 16 12.8 5.2-28.5
$25,000- 34,999 67 11 15.0 7.3-28.2 13 18.2 9.5-31.9 21 40.9 27.2-56.1 15 15.2 8.5-25.9 7 10.7 4.2-24.7
$35,000-49,999 73 3 3.4 0.9-12.7 25 33.8 20.8-49.8 20 18.9 10.7-31.1 15 28.4 14.2-48.7 10 15.5 7.6-29.0
$50,000- 74,999 56 7 6.9 2.8-15.9 18 30.5 15.8-50.7 17 22.8 11.8-39.4 11 29.1 10.8-58.3 3 10.6 2.9-32.4
$75,000+ 48 10 30.1 15.1-51.1 18 25.1 14.0-40.9 13 20.6 10.6-36.3 6 18.4 6.0-44.6 1 5.7 0.8-31.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 399 17 2.8 1.4- 5.3 48 10.8 6.9-16.3 105 25.4 19.5-32.4 138 38.9 30.4-48.1 91 22.2 16.1-29.8
No 211 34 18.6 11.6-28.3 70 29.8 21.9-39.3 66 30.6 22.0-40.7 30 14.3 8.0-24.2 11 6.7 3.2-13.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 9 6.5 2.7-14.5 18 16.3 7.9-30.8 38 32.9 20.5-48.3 23 33.6 16.9-55.8 7 10.7 3.7-27.0
Non-Veteran 492 40 7.9 4.9-12.4 96 17.5 13.1-22.9 131 26.8 21.1-33.4 137 30.5 23.6-38.6 88 17.3 12.5-23.3

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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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