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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,860 2,318 48.1 45.8-50.5 2,542 51.9 49.5-54.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,453 2,096 47.4 45.0-49.8 2,357 52.6 50.2-55.0
No 399 215 54.2 45.6-62.6 184 45.8 37.4-54.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 74 38 44.6 26.7-64.1 36 55.4 35.9-73.3
Recommended Range 1,264 514 41.8 37.2-46.5 750 58.2 53.5-62.8
Overweight 1,648 733 43.2 39.3-47.2 915 56.8 52.8-60.7
Obese 1,658 926 55.7 51.8-59.5 732 44.3 40.5-48.2
Current Smoker
No 3,956 1,800 45.8 43.2-48.4 2,156 54.2 51.6-56.8
Yes 877 502 56.7 51.3-62.0 375 43.3 38.0-48.7
History of CVD**
Yes 943 550 57.7 52.5-62.8 393 42.3 37.2-47.5
No 3,850 1,718 45.7 43.0-48.3 2,132 54.3 51.7-57.0
Binge Drinker
No 4,591 2,209 49.0 46.6-51.4 2,382 51.0 48.6-53.4
Yes 226 88 36.5 27.7-46.3 138 63.5 53.7-72.3
Heavy Drinker
No 4,636 2,218 48.7 46.3-51.1 2,418 51.3 48.9-53.7
Yes 139 60 35.1 24.3-47.8 79 64.9 52.2-75.7
Poor Sleep***
Yes 716 457 62.4 56.0-68.4 259 37.6 31.6-44.0
No 4,014 1,794 44.9 42.4-47.5 2,220 55.1 52.5-57.6
Current Asthma
Yes 593 371 62.9 55.4-69.8 222 37.1 30.2-44.6
No 4,237 1,928 45.9 43.5-48.4 2,309 54.1 51.6-56.5
Diabetes
Yes 910 519 56.6 51.4-61.6 391 43.4 38.4-48.6
No 3,945 1,797 46.4 43.8-49.0 2,148 53.6 51.0-56.2
Disability
Yes 2,768 1,923 70.7 67.8-73.6 845 29.3 26.4-32.2
No 1,944 354 19.9 17.1-22.9 1,590 80.1 77.1-82.9

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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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