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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-MALES

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%)
North Carolina 12,940 4,882 27.6 26.4-28.8 8,058 72.4 71.2-73.6
-MALES 4,842 1,554 22.4 20.7-24.3 3,288 77.6 75.7-79.3
RACE
White 3,868 1,281 25.4 23.4-27.6 2,587 74.6 72.4-76.6
African American 590 189 21.1 16.9-26.0 401 78.9 74.0-83.1
Other Minorities 339 71 8.6 5.1-14.1 268 91.4 85.9-94.9
AGE
18-24 197 5 3.0 0.9- 9.5 192 97.0 90.5-99.1
25-34 408 39 10.8 6.9-16.4 369 89.2 83.6-93.1
35-44 706 114 13.3 10.3-17.1 592 86.7 82.9-89.7
45-54 1,013 285 26.6 22.8-30.7 728 73.4 69.3-77.2
55-64 1,073 448 36.3 32.5-40.4 625 63.7 59.6-67.5
65+ 1,423 658 47.8 43.9-51.8 765 52.2 48.2-56.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 656 259 23.6 18.6-29.5 397 76.4 70.5-81.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,417 496 24.1 20.7-27.8 921 75.9 72.2-79.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,146 377 23.6 20.1-27.5 769 76.4 72.5-79.9
College Graduate 1,613 418 19.2 16.8-21.8 1,195 80.8 78.2-83.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 409 163 23.9 17.9-31.1 246 76.1 68.9-82.1
$15,000- 24,999 705 271 23.2 19.1-27.9 434 76.8 72.1-80.9
$25,000- 34,999 494 177 23.4 18.4-29.2 317 76.6 70.8-81.6
$35,000- 49,999 633 218 30.5 25.1-36.4 415 69.5 63.6-74.9
$50,000- 74,999 711 216 25.8 21.1-31.2 495 74.2 68.8-78.9
$75,000+ 1,313 329 18.6 15.7-21.8 984 81.4 78.2-84.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,618 847 44.3 40.0-48.7 771 55.7 51.3-60.0
No 2,993 651 14.4 12.8-16.1 2,342 85.6 83.9-87.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,508 642 37.2 33.2-41.3 866 62.8 58.7-66.8
Non-Veteran 2,937 793 17.9 16.0-20.0 2,144 82.1 80.0-84.0

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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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