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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-FEMALES

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,788 1,452 32.2 29.9-34.5 3,336 67.8 65.5-70.1
-FEMALES 3,256 975 31.7 29.1-34.4 2,281 68.3 65.6-70.9
RACE
White 2,672 754 29.2 26.5-32.1 1,918 70.8 67.9-73.5
African American 442 156 37.1 30.0-44.8 286 62.9 55.2-70.0
Other Minorities 132 62 52.5 38.9-65.6 70 47.5 34.4-61.1
AGE
18-24 16 7 36.0 14.9-64.4 9 64.0 35.6-85.1
25-34 82 32 39.7 26.8-54.1 50 60.3 45.9-73.2
35-44 209 77 39.7 29.0-51.4 132 60.3 48.6-71.0
45-54 516 214 43.0 36.5-49.7 302 57.0 50.3-63.5
55-64 821 282 32.1 27.6-37.0 539 67.9 63.0-72.4
65+ 1,586 358 21.5 18.7-24.7 1,228 78.5 75.3-81.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 541 218 45.6 38.1-53.4 323 54.4 46.6-61.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,114 360 36.3 31.7-41.1 754 63.7 58.9-68.3
Some Post-H.S. 841 234 28.0 23.1-33.4 607 72.0 66.6-76.9
College Graduate 755 162 20.6 16.9-24.7 593 79.4 75.3-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 542 261 49.1 41.7-56.5 281 50.9 43.5-58.3
$15,000- 24,999 607 217 39.6 33.3-46.2 390 60.4 53.8-66.7
$25,000- 34,999 352 104 33.7 25.9-42.5 248 66.3 57.5-74.1
$35,000- 49,999 408 86 18.9 14.7-24.1 322 81.1 75.9-85.3
$50,000- 74,999 367 82 25.5 18.4-34.2 285 74.5 65.8-81.6
$75,000+ 370 66 18.0 13.2-23.9 304 82.0 76.1-86.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,875 825 49.2 45.5-52.9 1,050 50.8 47.1-54.5
No 1,291 130 9.7 7.4-12.7 1,161 90.3 87.3-92.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 79 20 23.4 13.4-37.7 59 76.6 62.3-86.6
Non-Veteran 2,887 880 32.6 29.8-35.5 2,007 67.4 64.5-70.2

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This question was asked regardless of the respondent's employment status.

^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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