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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 123 28 24.4 16.6-34.4 95 75.6 65.6-83.4
Buncombe 155 37 26.5 18.6-36.2 118 73.5 63.8-81.4
Cabarrus 129 36 25.0 17.5-34.4 93 75.0 65.6-82.5
Catawba 145 44 30.4 22.5-39.8 101 69.6 60.2-77.5
Cumberland 154 56 33.2 25.2-42.3 98 66.8 57.7-74.8
Davidson 174 64 38.4 29.8-47.7 110 61.6 52.3-70.2
Durham 118 26 24.1 16.0-34.8 92 75.9 65.2-84.0
Forsyth 119 32 22.6 15.2-32.2 87 77.4 67.8-84.8
Gaston 141 42 34.0 24.8-44.6 99 66.0 55.4-75.2
Guilford 148 40 27.5 19.7-37.0 108 72.5 63.0-80.3
Iredell 160 41 24.2 15.8-35.3 119 75.8 64.7-84.2
Johnston 127 52 32.8 22.1-45.6 75 67.2 54.4-77.9
Mecklenburg 185 44 28.4 20.9-37.3 141 71.6 62.7-79.1
New Hanover 139 32 27.3 18.6-38.2 107 72.7 61.8-81.4
Onslow 150 52 37.7 28.8-47.4 98 62.3 52.6-71.2
Orange 100 19 19.2 12.0-29.2 81 80.8 70.8-88.0
Pitt 144 41 30.3 22.2-39.7 103 69.7 60.3-77.8
Randolph 118 33 29.5 20.3-40.7 85 70.5 59.3-79.7
Robeson 148 64 46.1 36.3-56.2 84 53.9 43.8-63.7
Rowan 165 54 38.3 29.6-47.8 111 61.7 52.2-70.4
Union 118 27 25.6 15.7-39.0 91 74.4 61.0-84.3
Wake 166 40 23.3 16.5-31.6 126 76.7 68.4-83.5
Wayne 150 47 31.7 23.1-41.8 103 68.3 58.2-76.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,385 480 36.9 32.4-41.6 905 63.1 58.4-67.6
Piedmont 2,294 614 28.8 25.8-32.0 1,680 71.2 68.0-74.2
Western NC 1,109 358 34.0 29.7-38.6 751 66.0 61.4-70.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 779 240 30.8 26.8-35.2 539 69.2 64.8-73.2
Northwest 1,133 367 31.4 27.4-35.8 766 68.6 64.2-72.6
Charlotte 613 156 29.8 24.5-35.9 457 70.2 64.1-75.5
Greensboro 539 124 26.3 20.1-33.5 415 73.7 66.5-79.9
Southern Regional 467 193 46.5 38.4-54.7 274 53.5 45.3-61.6
Coastal 198 60 41.9 29.9-54.9 138 58.1 45.1-70.1
Wake 446 127 27.0 21.0-33.9 319 73.0 66.1-79.0
Area L 45 14 36.3 20.7-55.4 31 63.7 44.6-79.3
Eastern 568 171 29.7 23.7-36.6 397 70.3 63.4-76.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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