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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 1,510 148 9.3 7.0-12.2 527 35.8 32.0-39.7 498 30.5 27.0-34.2 264 19.6 15.9-24.0 73 4.9 3.4- 6.9
Female 3,227 245 8.4 6.9-10.1 816 23.7 21.7-25.9 1,082 32.0 29.5-34.6 811 25.7 23.2-28.4 273 10.2 8.4-12.5
RACE
White 3,885 320 8.9 7.4-10.7 1,178 31.8 29.5-34.1 1,328 32.3 30.1-34.6 840 21.0 19.0-23.3 219 5.9 4.7- 7.5
African American 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
Asian 16 2 16.1 3.8-48.3 4 31.4 11.4-61.9 5 28.1 8.1-63.5 5 24.4 9.2-50.6 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 124 11 16.3 6.9-33.9 17 15.7 7.2-30.8 38 24.6 15.3-37.1 41 24.9 16.0-36.4 17 18.5 7.5-38.9
Other Minorities 61 5 3.3 1.2- 8.9 12 16.1 7.1-32.5 23 36.7 19.5-58.1 17 41.7 20.2-67.0 4 2.2 0.7- 7.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 4 5.0 1.4-16.3 16 28.8 15.6-47.0 20 33.9 19.3-52.3 14 25.6 12.9-44.4 5 6.8 2.1-19.6
-English Speaking 49 4 6.6 1.8-21.0 15 32.4 17.1-52.8 18 38.5 21.3-59.1 7 13.6 5.3-30.6 5 8.9 2.8-25.2
-Spanish Speaking 10 0 0.0 . - . 1 17.6 2.4-64.7 2 19.6 4.4-56.5 7 62.8 25.6-89.2 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 4,667 389 8.8 7.5-10.4 1,323 28.4 26.5-30.5 1,554 31.3 29.3-33.5 1,060 23.2 21.1-25.6 341 8.2 6.8- 9.7
AGE
18-24 21 3 17.8 5.1-46.4 6 21.6 7.1-49.8 5 21.7 7.7-47.8 5 31.9 9.3-68.3 2 7.0 1.6-26.0
25-34 122 17 15.7 7.6-29.7 40 28.1 17.8-41.3 29 20.7 12.4-32.4 27 29.0 16.9-45.0 9 6.6 2.5-16.0
35-44 316 32 8.7 5.6-13.4 98 27.3 20.6-35.1 90 24.9 18.9-32.1 75 28.6 20.6-38.1 21 10.5 5.8-18.3
45-54 798 54 7.9 5.6-11.1 224 26.8 22.7-31.4 247 32.2 27.5-37.4 202 22.8 18.7-27.6 71 10.2 7.1-14.5
55-64 1,259 95 7.0 5.2- 9.4 385 32.4 28.9-36.2 391 31.4 27.9-35.2 300 23.5 20.2-27.1 88 5.7 4.1- 7.8
65-74 1,213 96 8.3 6.2-11.0 340 28.8 25.2-32.7 432 33.7 29.9-37.7 254 21.0 17.8-24.6 91 8.2 6.0-11.1
75+ 979 94 9.2 6.5-12.9 239 25.7 21.7-30.1 377 37.3 32.7-42.2 208 19.7 15.6-24.7 61 8.1 5.0-12.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 780 47 5.9 3.7- 9.3 104 14.1 10.0-19.5 234 24.0 19.9-28.8 256 37.0 30.6-43.8 139 19.0 14.1-25.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,587 123 8.6 6.1-12.1 365 20.1 17.5-23.1 569 34.6 30.8-38.6 419 27.7 23.7-32.1 111 9.0 6.7-11.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,202 106 9.3 7.1-12.0 358 32.4 28.2-37.0 426 33.7 29.6-38.0 249 19.3 15.7-23.4 63 5.4 3.5- 8.1
College Graduate 1,161 115 10.0 7.8-12.6 514 44.6 40.5-48.7 350 29.3 25.6-33.3 150 13.0 10.1-16.6 32 3.2 1.8- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 696 37 5.3 3.2- 8.7 66 7.2 5.0-10.3 199 27.0 21.5-33.4 274 40.0 34.1-46.2 120 20.4 15.2-26.9
$15,000- 24,999 871 69 7.3 5.2-10.3 159 18.3 14.5-22.7 319 32.5 28.0-37.5 247 32.8 27.1-39.1 77 9.0 6.2-13.1
$25,000- 34,999 523 43 9.0 5.6-14.2 144 25.3 20.1-31.4 190 36.2 30.2-42.8 114 23.1 17.7-29.4 32 6.4 3.7-10.9
$35,000- 49,999 623 48 5.6 3.7- 8.4 215 34.0 28.6-39.9 227 36.8 30.8-43.1 111 19.6 14.3-26.4 22 4.0 2.4- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 579 53 8.1 5.7-11.4 221 35.6 29.5-42.3 195 34.4 28.5-40.8 100 19.3 13.7-26.3 10 2.5 1.0- 6.4
$75,000+ 691 79 13.4 10.1-17.7 331 45.1 39.7-50.7 208 26.1 22.0-30.8 63 12.2 7.6-19.1 10 3.1 1.4- 6.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,690 134 5.4 3.9- 7.4 458 16.8 14.7-19.1 935 32.3 29.5-35.3 864 34.0 30.7-37.4 299 11.5 9.5-13.9
No 1,916 247 13.3 11.1-15.9 838 43.4 40.0-46.8 593 29.1 26.1-32.3 194 10.3 8.3-12.7 44 3.9 2.5- 6.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 699 75 8.9 6.5-12.0 233 33.8 28.3-39.7 250 33.2 28.0-38.9 119 20.4 14.4-28.1 22 3.8 2.1- 7.0
Non-Veteran 3,641 290 9.1 7.5-11.0 994 27.2 25.0-29.5 1,190 30.7 28.4-33.1 871 24.3 21.9-26.9 296 8.7 7.2-10.5

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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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