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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 12,940 4,882 27.6 26.4-28.8 8,058 72.4 71.2-73.6
GENDER
Male 4,842 1,554 22.4 20.7-24.3 3,288 77.6 75.7-79.3
Female 8,098 3,328 32.4 30.8-34.1 4,770 67.6 65.9-69.2
RACE
White 10,267 4,003 29.9 28.5-31.3 6,264 70.1 68.7-71.5
African American 1,792 647 26.9 23.8-30.2 1,145 73.1 69.8-76.2
Asian 100 16 8.8 4.8-15.8 84 91.2 84.2-95.2
Native American 303 130 30.3 22.6-39.3 173 69.7 60.7-77.4
Other Minorities 393 62 9.3 5.8-14.6 331 90.7 85.4-94.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 426 62 7.2 4.9-10.3 364 92.8 89.7-95.1
-English Speaking 229 52 15.4 10.4-22.2 177 84.6 77.8-89.6
-Spanish Speaking 197 10 2.7 1.2- 6.0 187 97.3 94.0-98.8
Non-Hispanic 12,479 4,807 29.2 27.9-30.4 7,672 70.8 69.6-72.1
AGE
18-24 394 21 4.1 2.3- 7.3 373 95.9 92.7-97.7
25-34 1,191 123 10.8 8.3-14.0 1,068 89.2 86.0-91.7
35-44 1,933 325 15.5 13.2-18.1 1,608 84.5 81.9-86.8
45-54 2,511 810 30.9 28.3-33.6 1,701 69.1 66.4-71.7
55-64 2,717 1,281 45.0 42.3-47.7 1,436 55.0 52.3-57.7
65-74 2,302 1,244 53.4 50.4-56.4 1,058 46.6 43.6-49.6
75+ 1,779 1,045 59.7 56.0-63.3 734 40.3 36.7-44.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,668 825 31.3 27.4-35.6 843 68.7 64.4-72.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,842 1,631 31.8 29.3-34.4 2,211 68.2 65.6-70.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,282 1,233 27.9 25.6-30.4 2,049 72.1 69.6-74.4
College Graduate 4,128 1,184 21.6 20.0-23.4 2,944 78.4 76.6-80.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,407 721 33.7 29.3-38.5 686 66.3 61.5-70.7
$15,000- 24,999 2,044 893 30.2 27.0-33.6 1,151 69.8 66.4-73.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,332 535 31.6 27.7-35.9 797 68.4 64.1-72.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,675 632 30.9 27.5-34.5 1,043 69.1 65.5-72.5
$50,000-74,999 1,791 586 26.9 23.9-30.2 1,205 73.1 69.8-76.1
$75,000+ 2,745 702 19.9 17.9-22.1 2,043 80.1 77.9-82.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,545 2,781 52.5 49.8-55.2 1,764 47.5 44.8-50.2
No 7,847 1,948 17.6 16.4-18.8 5,899 82.4 81.2-83.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,690 721 36.8 33.1-40.6 969 63.2 59.4-66.9
Non-Veteran 10,156 3,749 26.3 25.0-27.6 6,407 73.7 72.4-75.0

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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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