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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-WHITES

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%)
North Carolina 12,940 4,882 27.6 26.4-28.8 8,058 72.4 71.2-73.6
-WHITES 10,267 4,003 29.9 28.5-31.3 6,264 70.1 68.7-71.5
GENDER
Male 3,868 1,281 25.4 23.4-27.6 2,587 74.6 72.4-76.6
Female 6,399 2,722 33.9 32.1-35.7 3,677 66.1 64.3-67.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 128 34 16.8 9.9-27.0 94 83.2 73.0-90.1
Non-Hispanic 10,122 3,960 30.1 28.8-31.6 6,162 69.9 68.4-71.2
AGE
18-24 253 13 3.0 1.5- 5.6 240 97.0 94.4-98.5
25-34 838 98 13.8 10.3-18.2 740 86.2 81.8-89.7
35-44 1,447 242 15.9 13.3-18.9 1,205 84.1 81.1-86.7
45-54 1,952 649 32.1 29.2-35.2 1,303 67.9 64.8-70.8
55-64 2,199 1,022 44.9 41.9-47.9 1,177 55.1 52.1-58.1
65+ 3,497 1,955 55.5 53.0-57.9 1,542 44.5 42.1-47.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,117 631 43.4 37.7-49.4 486 56.6 50.6-62.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,983 1,308 34.2 31.5-37.0 1,675 65.8 63.0-68.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,653 1,023 29.6 26.9-32.4 1,630 70.4 67.6-73.1
College Graduate 3,504 1,035 22.9 21.0-24.8 2,469 77.1 75.2-79.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 904 512 42.9 37.3-48.7 392 57.1 51.3-62.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,465 703 37.9 33.9-42.2 762 62.1 57.8-66.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,037 446 36.3 31.4-41.6 591 63.7 58.4-68.6
$35,000-49,999 1,386 525 31.8 28.0-35.8 861 68.2 64.2-72.0
$50,000- 74,999 1,500 505 28.1 24.8-31.6 995 71.9 68.4-75.2
$75,000+ 2,438 631 20.4 18.3-22.7 1,807 79.6 77.3-81.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,539 2,216 54.4 51.3-57.4 1,323 45.6 42.6-48.7
No 6,348 1,670 20.3 18.9-21.7 4,678 79.7 78.3-81.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,385 582 36.6 32.9-40.4 803 63.4 59.6-67.1
Non-Veteran 8,015 3,072 28.7 27.2-30.3 4,943 71.3 69.7-72.8

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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.

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