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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 2,637 195 8.3 6.7-10.2 710 26.3 24.0-28.8 920 33.7 31.0-36.5 638 24.2 21.7-26.9 174 7.5 5.8- 9.7
African American 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
Other Minorities 132 10 11.5 4.7-25.6 19 17.1 9.2-29.5 39 25.7 16.4-37.8 47 33.0 21.6-46.7 17 12.8 5.0-29.2
AGE
18-24 16 3 29.5 9.4-62.7 5 24.5 7.1-57.9 4 30.9 11.0-61.9 3 10.3 3.0-29.8 1 4.8 0.6-28.4
25-34 84 12 14.8 7.7-26.8 24 20.7 12.0-33.4 21 23.1 13.5-36.7 19 33.6 18.4-53.3 8 7.7 3.3-16.9
35-44 206 24 11.0 6.4-18.2 52 17.0 11.6-24.3 60 26.3 18.8-35.6 53 31.1 20.8-43.7 17 14.6 7.4-26.6
45-54 517 29 7.8 4.8-12.6 121 19.6 15.7-24.2 165 33.3 27.3-40.0 147 25.4 20.3-31.2 55 13.8 9.1-20.4
55-64 822 52 6.7 4.4-10.1 231 28.7 24.6-33.3 252 30.7 26.2-35.6 217 27.3 22.9-32.2 70 6.5 4.5- 9.4
65+ 1,557 123 7.1 5.5- 9.1 375 24.9 21.9-28.3 572 34.8 31.3-38.4 368 23.0 20.1-26.3 119 10.2 7.4-13.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 530 32 7.6 4.4-12.8 55 7.7 5.2-11.2 158 22.8 18.2-28.3 183 37.6 30.6-45.3 102 24.3 17.1-33.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,109 80 7.2 4.9-10.5 227 17.7 14.8-21.1 389 33.5 29.1-38.1 322 29.7 25.2-34.6 91 11.9 8.7-16.1
Some Post-H.S. 834 59 8.5 6.0-12.0 231 26.5 22.3-31.2 298 34.6 29.7-39.9 192 23.7 18.8-29.3 54 6.7 4.4-10.1
College Graduate 750 74 10.6 7.8-14.4 301 39.3 34.5-44.3 236 32.6 27.9-37.7 114 14.5 11.3-18.5 25 2.9 1.8- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 539 26 5.0 2.7- 9.0 52 7.0 4.7-10.4 150 26.0 19.6-33.6 212 40.2 33.4-47.5 99 21.7 15.7-29.3
$15,000- 24,999 607 50 7.7 5.0-11.8 104 13.8 10.5-18.0 211 30.5 25.0-36.6 185 37.3 29.9-45.4 57 10.6 6.6-16.6
$25,000- 34,999 349 24 7.0 4.0-12.0 92 21.0 16.0-27.1 124 37.2 29.4-45.6 85 27.5 20.3-36.1 24 7.3 3.6-14.2
$35,000- 49,999 410 26 5.7 3.1-10.3 141 35.4 28.9-42.5 153 36.2 29.7-43.1 76 18.2 13.4-24.3 14 4.5 2.2- 8.7
$50,000- 74,999 365 28 6.1 3.9- 9.4 130 32.7 26.1-40.0 127 35.1 28.3-42.6 73 23.5 16.4-32.4 7 2.7 1.1- 6.5
$75,000+ 364 45 16.8 11.6-23.6 149 38.1 31.8-44.8 117 28.8 23.2-35.2 44 11.2 7.6-16.4 9 5.1 2.3-11.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,867 81 4.7 3.3- 6.6 272 12.4 10.5-14.4 629 31.9 28.7-35.4 649 36.9 33.1-40.8 236 14.1 11.4-17.4
No 1,278 157 13.4 10.6-16.7 514 38.1 34.2-42.1 423 31.3 27.6-35.3 149 11.8 9.3-15.0 35 5.4 3.2- 8.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 78 11 14.4 6.8-27.9 22 24.2 11.5-44.0 29 39.4 23.4-58.1 13 17.3 9.0-30.7 3 4.7 1.4-14.9
Non-Veteran 2,869 217 8.6 7.0-10.5 722 23.5 21.4-25.8 952 31.4 28.8-34.1 732 26.5 23.7-29.4 246 10.0 8.1-12.4

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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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