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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 125 8 5.7 2.7-11.6 26 23.7 16.0-33.7 51 44.0 34.5-53.9 31 20.4 14.1-28.7 9 6.1 2.9-12.3
Buncombe 151 16 8.1 4.8-13.4 55 40.4 31.4-50.1 43 31.6 23.3-41.2 29 15.3 10.4-21.9 8 4.7 2.1- 9.9
Cabarrus 128 10 7.5 3.6-14.9 31 28.6 19.3-40.2 45 30.3 22.0-40.1 35 27.7 19.2-38.3 7 5.8 2.3-13.9
Catawba 139 10 9.9 5.0-18.9 31 25.1 17.5-34.6 56 39.0 30.0-48.7 35 22.2 15.6-30.8 7 3.8 1.7- 8.2
Cumberland 156 7 6.2 2.6-14.3 42 29.2 21.2-38.8 51 35.9 27.1-45.8 45 21.4 15.4-29.0 11 7.2 3.6-13.8
Davidson 171 15 13.7 6.8-25.8 48 30.6 22.7-39.9 63 31.2 23.7-39.7 33 18.8 12.6-27.0 12 5.7 3.1-10.3
Durham 117 8 6.9 2.9-15.6 46 41.6 31.5-52.4 31 26.4 18.1-36.8 26 20.5 13.5-30.0 6 4.6 2.0-10.3
Forsyth 118 12 8.5 4.6-15.4 40 38.9 28.2-50.7 36 30.7 21.5-41.7 20 13.3 7.9-21.5 10 8.6 4.1-17.3
Gaston 136 19 12.8 7.8-20.2 37 27.3 19.6-36.6 37 28.6 20.2-38.9 28 19.6 12.5-29.3 15 11.7 5.8-22.2
Guilford 147 23 17.0 11.0-25.3 51 34.0 25.1-44.1 39 26.0 18.5-35.1 29 19.5 12.8-28.6 5 3.6 1.4- 9.3
Iredell 158 9 3.9 1.9- 7.8 52 34.5 24.5-46.0 53 36.8 23.6-52.3 35 19.0 12.3-28.1 9 5.9 1.8-17.6
Johnston 126 16 13.6 6.8-25.1 27 18.1 11.3-27.9 42 35.8 21.8-52.7 27 18.6 11.1-29.4 14 14.0 7.0-25.8
Mecklenburg 182 11 8.8 4.1-17.8 58 31.4 23.8-40.1 67 38.6 30.3-47.6 36 18.1 12.7-25.2 10 3.1 1.5- 6.2
New Hanover 136 12 7.7 4.0-14.4 48 33.0 24.8-42.4 51 39.2 29.4-49.8 21 18.2 11.2-28.2 4 1.9 0.7- 5.3
Onslow 146 11 6.0 3.1-11.4 40 30.1 21.4-40.4 49 33.2 24.8-42.8 37 26.1 18.4-35.5 9 4.6 2.3- 9.1
Orange 103 9 8.9 4.5-16.8 46 41.3 31.4-52.1 24 23.1 15.3-33.2 20 20.8 13.1-31.3 4 5.9 2.2-15.0
Pitt 143 13 9.5 5.1-16.9 43 31.4 23.2-40.9 44 30.3 22.4-39.7 32 22.1 14.8-31.5 11 6.7 3.4-12.9
Randolph 116 4 4.3 1.3-13.3 43 37.1 27.2-48.1 39 33.5 23.9-44.8 24 20.3 13.2-29.9 6 4.8 1.8-12.0
Robeson 150 10 5.2 2.6-10.3 23 15.7 10.0-23.7 45 30.6 22.0-40.8 46 27.2 19.8-36.3 26 21.2 13.6-31.6
Rowan 166 9 5.2 2.4-10.9 31 18.1 12.4-25.6 75 41.6 33.2-50.4 38 25.9 18.7-34.7 13 9.3 4.3-19.0
Union 119 13 18.1 8.4-34.9 30 22.3 14.8-32.0 48 38.6 27.2-51.4 23 17.3 10.7-26.7 5 3.7 1.4- 9.7
Wake 163 19 16.0 7.8-29.9 53 32.0 23.8-41.4 57 33.6 25.1-43.2 30 14.9 10.0-21.7 4 3.6 1.2-10.1
Wayne 149 17 12.5 7.4-20.4 37 23.0 16.1-31.6 42 26.6 18.7-36.3 40 28.6 20.1-39.0 13 9.3 5.2-16.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,374 109 6.8 5.0- 9.2 349 25.1 21.7-28.8 443 31.1 27.2-35.3 345 26.2 21.9-30.9 128 10.8 8.1-14.3
Piedmont 2,268 197 10.3 8.3-12.7 672 29.6 26.8-32.5 777 31.5 28.7-34.4 479 21.3 18.5-24.4 143 7.4 5.7- 9.5
Western NC 1,095 87 7.4 5.6- 9.8 322 31.7 27.5-36.2 360 31.7 27.7-36.0 251 24.2 20.2-28.6 75 5.1 3.8- 6.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 769 62 7.1 5.3- 9.3 231 34.2 29.9-38.7 251 32.4 28.4-36.8 171 20.5 17.3-24.2 54 5.8 4.1- 8.0
Northwest 1,117 84 9.2 6.6-12.6 303 30.4 26.0-35.1 408 33.5 29.3-38.1 249 21.8 18.1-26.0 73 5.1 3.7- 7.1
Charlotte 606 61 11.8 8.3-16.5 167 26.8 22.4-31.7 207 32.5 27.6-37.8 130 21.2 16.8-26.5 41 7.7 4.5-12.7
Greensboro 537 48 9.4 6.6-13.1 183 34.0 27.5-41.2 166 26.9 21.9-32.6 110 22.0 15.9-29.6 30 7.7 4.5-12.8
Southern Regional 470 26 4.5 2.4- 8.1 105 25.0 19.3-31.8 142 26.6 20.8-33.3 144 36.0 27.9-45.1 53 7.9 5.4-11.4
Coastal 194 15 7.8 3.0-18.7 58 20.3 13.8-28.9 70 32.2 22.4-43.9 38 23.8 13.8-37.7 13 15.9 7.5-30.5
Wake 440 45 11.7 6.9-19.1 131 25.7 20.7-31.5 142 32.8 26.5-39.8 90 20.3 14.7-27.2 32 9.6 5.8-15.3
Area L 44 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 12 22.4 11.9-38.0 15 33.4 19.3-51.3 13 38.4 21.3-58.9 3 5.2 1.3-18.8
Eastern 560 51 8.4 5.4-12.7 153 28.8 23.0-35.3 179 32.3 26.3-39.0 130 18.5 14.2-23.8 47 12.1 7.5-18.9

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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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