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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,339 362 8.4 7.2- 9.8 1,265 29.9 27.8-32.1 1,468 32.1 29.9-34.3 940 22.3 20.1-24.7 304 7.3 6.1- 8.8
No 392 30 11.5 5.9-21.2 78 16.7 12.1-22.5 112 25.8 19.7-33.0 131 31.3 24.0-39.8 41 14.7 9.1-23.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 10 9.9 4.4-20.8 15 12.4 6.0-23.6 16 35.3 16.0-61.0 16 18.6 9.0-34.6 13 23.8 11.4-43.0
Recommended Range 1,223 123 10.1 7.7-13.2 401 34.4 30.2-38.9 406 29.7 25.9-33.9 231 19.2 15.4-23.8 62 6.6 4.3- 9.9
Overweight 1,612 145 10.7 8.1-14.0 487 30.1 26.7-33.6 540 32.7 29.2-36.4 348 20.5 17.1-24.3 92 6.1 4.2- 8.7
Obese 1,634 104 6.5 5.0- 8.6 393 24.7 21.6-28.2 544 31.4 28.0-35.0 434 27.8 24.2-31.8 159 9.5 7.5-12.1
Current Smoker
No 3,853 337 9.7 8.2-11.5 1,174 31.0 28.8-33.4 1,298 31.2 28.9-33.5 797 21.1 18.7-23.6 247 7.1 5.7- 8.7
Yes 857 54 5.2 3.6- 7.6 160 18.9 15.0-23.4 274 32.1 27.3-37.2 272 31.6 26.4-37.2 97 12.2 8.9-16.5
History of CVD**
Yes 908 54 6.6 4.3- 9.9 185 22.1 17.9-27.1 306 34.1 29.4-39.1 257 27.6 22.8-33.1 106 9.5 7.2-12.5
No 3,768 336 9.3 7.8-11.0 1,150 30.0 27.8-32.4 1,253 30.7 28.4-33.1 796 22.2 19.8-24.8 233 7.8 6.3- 9.6
Binge Drinker
No 4,474 363 8.6 7.3-10.2 1,251 28.4 26.3-30.5 1,497 31.6 29.5-33.8 1,038 23.7 21.5-26.1 325 7.7 6.4- 9.2
Yes 223 28 10.7 6.9-16.3 78 30.8 23.2-39.6 73 29.9 21.8-39.4 29 15.3 8.1-26.9 15 13.4 7.2-23.5
Heavy Drinker
No 4,517 371 8.8 7.4-10.3 1,268 28.6 26.5-30.7 1,505 31.5 29.4-33.7 1,042 23.2 21.0-25.5 331 7.9 6.6- 9.5
Yes 140 14 9.8 5.1-17.9 51 28.9 19.5-40.6 51 28.5 18.9-40.6 17 21.1 9.5-40.4 7 11.7 4.3-28.0
Poor Sleep***
Yes 691 43 7.0 4.5-10.8 105 17.2 12.6-23.0 164 18.7 14.9-23.0 250 36.1 29.9-42.9 129 21.0 15.9-27.2
No 3,932 339 9.2 7.7-10.9 1,216 30.8 28.6-33.1 1,377 34.0 31.7-36.4 796 20.6 18.4-23.1 204 5.3 4.2- 6.7
Current Asthma
Yes 585 32 5.3 3.1- 8.8 90 17.5 11.9-24.9 187 30.5 24.4-37.3 198 32.3 25.6-39.8 78 14.5 9.8-20.9
No 4,123 358 9.2 7.8-10.9 1,253 30.3 28.2-32.4 1,382 31.5 29.4-33.8 864 21.8 19.5-24.2 266 7.2 5.9- 8.7
Diabetes
Yes 883 62 7.8 5.2-11.3 162 20.6 16.7-25.2 314 33.5 28.9-38.4 255 27.6 23.0-32.9 90 10.5 7.3-15.0
No 3,849 330 8.9 7.5-10.6 1,180 30.2 27.9-32.5 1,263 30.9 28.6-33.3 820 22.4 20.0-25.0 256 7.6 6.2- 9.3
Disability
Yes 2,690 134 5.4 3.9- 7.4 458 16.8 14.7-19.1 935 32.3 29.5-35.3 864 34.0 30.7-37.4 299 11.5 9.5-13.9
No 1,916 247 13.3 11.1-15.9 838 43.4 40.0-46.8 593 29.1 26.1-32.3 194 10.3 8.3-12.7 44 3.9 2.5- 6.1

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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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