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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis,
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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 349 126 22.9 18.0-28.6 223 77.1 71.4-82.0
Buncombe 394 157 31.7 26.6-37.3 237 68.3 62.7-73.4
Cabarrus 339 130 25.0 20.0-30.9 209 75.0 69.1-80.0
Catawba 359 149 31.5 26.0-37.5 210 68.5 62.5-74.0
Cumberland 372 158 33.3 27.7-39.3 214 66.7 60.7-72.3
Davidson 403 175 35.7 30.1-41.8 228 64.3 58.2-69.9
Durham 411 119 16.6 13.2-20.7 292 83.4 79.3-86.8
Forsyth 374 120 24.8 19.9-30.3 254 75.2 69.7-80.1
Gaston 339 141 30.8 25.2-36.9 198 69.2 63.1-74.8
Guilford 411 151 26.1 21.2-31.8 260 73.9 68.2-78.8
Iredell 425 162 31.4 25.2-38.4 263 68.6 61.6-74.8
Johnston 361 129 29.2 22.8-36.5 232 70.8 63.5-77.2
Mecklenburg 602 187 21.1 17.7-25.0 415 78.9 75.0-82.3
New Hanover 403 143 24.0 19.3-29.4 260 76.0 70.6-80.7
Onslow 380 151 30.5 25.4-36.1 229 69.5 63.9-74.6
Orange 360 105 22.0 17.8-26.8 255 78.0 73.2-82.2
Pitt 363 147 31.8 26.2-37.9 216 68.2 62.1-73.8
Randolph 345 120 24.5 19.6-30.2 225 75.5 69.8-80.4
Robeson 362 152 31.2 25.8-37.2 210 68.8 62.8-74.2
Rowan 426 168 28.0 23.2-33.4 258 72.0 66.6-76.8
Union 358 122 25.7 20.3-32.0 236 74.3 68.0-79.7
Wake 589 170 19.7 16.2-23.7 419 80.3 76.3-83.8
Wayne 378 154 29.6 24.3-35.5 224 70.4 64.5-75.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,570 1,416 30.8 28.3-33.5 2,154 69.2 66.5-71.7
Piedmont 6,604 2,334 24.9 23.4-26.5 4,270 75.1 73.5-76.6
Western NC 2,766 1,132 32.4 29.8-35.2 1,634 67.6 64.8-70.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,889 794 33.0 30.3-35.7 1,095 67.0 64.3-69.7
Northwest 2,942 1,153 31.2 28.6-33.9 1,789 68.8 66.1-71.4
Charlotte 1,757 621 24.0 21.5-26.8 1,136 76.0 73.2-78.5
Greensboro 1,602 553 25.7 22.4-29.3 1,049 74.3 70.7-77.6
Southern Regional 1,155 480 33.3 29.0-37.9 675 66.7 62.1-71.0
Coastal 560 203 29.5 23.2-36.8 357 70.5 63.2-76.8
Wake 1,479 454 21.2 18.5-24.3 1,025 78.8 75.7-81.5
Area L 136 46 26.1 17.9-36.4 90 73.9 63.6-82.1
Eastern 1,420 578 30.4 26.4-34.7 842 69.6 65.3-73.6

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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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