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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden

During the past 30 days, to what extent has your arthritis or joint symptoms interfered with your normal social activities,
such as going shopping, to the movies, or to religious or social gatherings?

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  Total
Respond.^
A lot A little Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,838 891 18.9 17.0-20.9 1,150 22.6 20.7-24.5 2,797 58.6 56.2-60.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 125 20 15.6 9.5-24.5 28 24.0 16.5-33.7 77 60.3 50.3-69.6
Buncombe 157 26 16.1 10.6-23.6 30 19.7 12.9-28.9 101 64.2 54.7-72.6
Cabarrus 128 20 13.4 8.2-21.1 30 23.4 15.3-34.1 78 63.2 52.4-72.7
Catawba 149 25 14.0 9.3-20.6 37 25.0 17.5-34.3 87 61.0 51.7-69.6
Cumberland 157 35 19.1 13.3-26.7 41 29.4 21.0-39.4 81 51.5 42.0-61.0
Davidson 173 26 13.9 8.8-21.1 44 26.3 19.3-34.8 103 59.8 50.5-68.4
Durham 118 18 14.0 8.6-22.1 22 16.2 9.9-25.4 78 69.7 59.7-78.2
Forsyth 118 16 11.1 6.3-18.8 25 16.9 11.0-25.1 77 72.0 62.2-80.0
Gaston 139 33 27.6 18.7-38.8 38 26.9 18.8-36.9 68 45.5 35.7-55.7
Guilford 149 26 17.3 11.0-26.1 37 22.5 15.6-31.5 86 60.2 50.3-69.3
Iredell 160 25 14.6 8.2-24.7 44 21.4 14.5-30.4 91 64.0 52.2-74.3
Johnston 129 27 18.4 11.2-28.7 30 30.4 16.5-49.2 72 51.1 36.9-65.2
Mecklenburg 187 30 14.5 9.6-21.2 52 27.9 20.8-36.3 105 57.6 48.9-65.9
New Hanover 140 17 11.9 7.1-19.5 41 34.4 24.9-45.2 82 53.7 43.5-63.6
Onslow 150 30 20.1 13.5-28.8 36 25.0 17.6-34.2 84 54.9 45.3-64.2
Orange 104 12 11.9 6.3-21.2 16 16.5 9.7-26.5 76 71.7 60.8-80.5
Pitt 147 28 16.5 10.8-24.4 32 21.9 14.7-31.2 87 61.6 52.0-70.4
Randolph 119 23 18.1 11.6-27.2 30 30.9 21.2-42.7 66 50.9 40.1-61.7
Robeson 151 45 34.2 25.2-44.6 33 23.1 15.3-33.3 73 42.7 33.6-52.3
Rowan 165 33 25.2 17.5-34.9 52 29.4 22.1-38.0 80 45.4 36.7-54.4
Union 121 11 7.8 4.0-14.8 33 25.3 16.0-37.6 77 66.8 54.6-77.2
Wake 168 26 15.0 9.7-22.4 30 16.9 11.4-24.3 112 68.1 59.0-76.0
Wayne 152 29 17.5 11.6-25.4 41 26.1 18.0-36.1 82 56.5 46.6-65.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,405 296 22.9 19.0-27.2 336 23.3 19.5-27.5 773 53.9 49.3-58.4
Piedmont 2,311 372 16.9 14.4-19.8 563 22.5 20.1-25.0 1,376 60.6 57.4-63.7
Western NC 1,122 223 17.5 14.4-21.1 251 21.3 18.2-24.8 648 61.2 56.9-65.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 788 151 16.1 13.3-19.3 168 21.4 17.8-25.5 469 62.5 58.1-66.7
Northwest 1,140 203 15.8 12.9-19.3 296 22.5 19.3-26.0 641 61.7 57.3-65.9
Charlotte 616 100 17.7 13.2-23.2 159 25.2 20.7-30.3 357 57.1 51.4-62.7
Greensboro 548 85 15.8 11.6-21.2 123 20.8 16.4-25.9 340 63.5 57.0-69.5
Southern Regional 476 124 26.4 19.8-34.4 121 31.3 23.9-39.9 231 42.2 34.9-49.9
Coastal 199 35 25.5 15.1-39.8 52 23.0 14.6-34.4 112 51.5 39.1-63.6
Wake 450 77 16.9 11.8-23.5 92 21.0 15.8-27.2 281 62.2 54.9-68.9
Area L 46 9 27.3 13.4-47.8 4 7.5 2.5-20.3 33 65.2 45.9-80.5
Eastern 575 107 20.7 15.0-27.8 135 19.2 14.9-24.4 333 60.1 53.2-66.6

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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.

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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