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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 12,940 4,882 27.6 26.4-28.8 8,058 72.4 71.2-73.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,325 4,474 30.1 28.8-31.5 6,851 69.9 68.5-71.2
No 1,589 400 16.1 13.6-19.0 1,189 83.9 81.0-86.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 211 74 24.4 16.0-35.4 137 75.6 64.6-84.0
Recommended Range 4,099 1,271 20.7 18.8-22.6 2,828 79.3 77.4-81.2
Overweight 4,445 1,653 27.7 25.8-29.8 2,792 72.3 70.2-74.2
Obese 3,594 1,667 35.0 32.4-37.6 1,927 65.0 62.4-67.6
Current Smoker
No 10,560 3,973 27.4 26.0-28.7 6,587 72.6 71.3-74.0
Yes 2,323 882 28.0 25.3-31.0 1,441 72.0 69.0-74.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,545 945 54.7 49.1-60.2 600 45.3 39.8-50.9
No 11,263 3,870 24.9 23.6-26.1 7,393 75.1 73.9-76.4
Binge Drinker
No 11,727 4,609 29.6 28.3-30.9 7,118 70.4 69.1-71.7
Yes 1,077 228 13.9 11.4-16.9 849 86.1 83.1-88.6
Heavy Drinker
No 12,251 4,653 27.7 26.5-29.0 7,598 72.3 71.0-73.5
Yes 464 141 21.5 16.3-27.9 323 78.5 72.1-83.7
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,474 718 39.1 35.0-43.5 756 60.9 56.5-65.0
No 11,190 4,033 25.9 24.6-27.1 7,157 74.1 72.9-75.4
Current Asthma
Yes 1,083 597 44.7 39.6-49.9 486 55.3 50.1-60.4
No 11,801 4,255 26.1 24.9-27.3 7,546 73.9 72.7-75.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,681 915 49.7 45.5-54.0 766 50.3 46.0-54.5
No 11,242 3,962 25.2 24.0-26.5 7,280 74.8 73.5-76.0
Disability
Yes 4,545 2,781 52.5 49.8-55.2 1,764 47.5 44.8-50.2
No 7,847 1,948 17.6 16.4-18.8 5,899 82.4 81.2-83.6

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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