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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-WHITES

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
-WHITES 3,885 320 8.9 7.4-10.7 1,178 31.8 29.5-34.1 1,328 32.3 30.1-34.6 840 21.0 19.0-23.3 219 5.9 4.7- 7.5
GENDER
Male 1,248 125 10.0 7.3-13.5 468 39.8 35.5-44.2 408 30.2 26.5-34.3 202 16.4 13.0-20.4 45 3.6 2.2- 5.8
Female 2,637 195 8.3 6.7-10.2 710 26.3 24.0-28.8 920 33.7 31.0-36.5 638 24.2 21.7-26.9 174 7.5 5.8- 9.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 2 8.4 1.8-31.2 11 41.6 19.9-67.1 12 34.2 14.2-62.2 4 6.1 2.0-17.6 3 9.7 2.0-35.4
Non-Hispanic 3,845 318 9.0 7.5-10.7 1,166 31.7 29.4-34.0 1,310 32.3 30.0-34.6 835 21.2 19.1-23.4 216 5.9 4.7- 7.4
AGE
18-24 13 1 13.0 1.8-54.4 5 28.8 9.0-62.5 3 34.8 11.2-69.3 3 16.6 4.7-44.3 1 6.7 0.9-36.4
25-34 97 13 16.5 7.1-33.8 36 32.5 20.2-47.8 23 19.9 11.2-32.9 18 24.4 12.6-42.0 7 6.8 2.2-18.8
35-44 234 23 7.9 4.8-12.9 82 30.9 22.9-40.3 68 28.8 21.1-37.9 52 24.7 16.7-34.8 9 7.7 3.0-18.4
45-54 640 44 8.9 6.0-12.9 192 30.2 25.4-35.6 198 31.6 26.4-37.2 158 22.3 17.9-27.3 48 7.1 4.4-11.2
55-64 1,007 71 6.7 4.6- 9.5 332 36.3 32.2-40.7 327 32.4 28.4-36.7 225 19.9 16.8-23.4 52 4.7 3.0- 7.2
65+ 1,872 166 9.3 7.3-11.7 523 29.6 26.7-32.7 701 35.9 32.8-39.1 381 19.8 17.3-22.6 101 5.5 4.1- 7.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 594 38 6.8 4.1-11.2 80 14.2 9.7-20.4 188 25.9 20.9-31.6 200 37.1 30.1-44.8 88 15.9 10.7-23.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,273 101 10.2 6.9-14.7 319 24.2 20.9-27.7 468 36.0 31.9-40.3 316 23.5 20.2-27.2 69 6.2 4.3- 8.7
Some Post-H.S. 997 84 8.4 6.2-11.3 316 35.5 30.7-40.7 361 34.5 30.0-39.2 195 17.7 14.1-22.1 41 3.9 2.2- 6.8
College Graduate 1,016 96 9.1 7.0-11.9 461 46.3 41.9-50.7 310 29.4 25.4-33.6 128 12.8 9.7-16.7 21 2.4 1.3- 4.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 493 30 7.0 4.0-11.9 49 9.5 6.2-14.3 151 26.8 21.2-33.2 191 39.9 33.1-47.1 72 16.9 11.0-24.9
$15,000- 24,999 685 57 8.8 6.1-12.7 127 19.3 15.1-24.4 261 34.4 29.4-39.8 186 29.6 24.1-35.6 54 7.9 5.5-11.2
$25,000- 34,999 435 29 7.8 4.1-14.2 126 26.9 20.8-34.0 164 37.2 30.3-44.7 92 23.9 17.8-31.2 24 4.2 2.5- 6.9
$35,000-49,999 520 41 5.8 3.7- 9.1 185 35.0 28.9-41.6 194 38.5 31.8-45.7 90 18.6 12.7-26.2 10 2.1 0.9- 4.8
$50,000- 74,999 501 44 8.3 5.6-12.2 198 37.8 31.2-44.9 165 34.8 28.6-41.6 87 18.0 13.3-24.0 7 1.0 0.4- 2.3
$75,000+ 621 67 11.7 8.5-15.9 303 48.5 42.9-54.2 190 27.7 23.2-32.6 53 9.2 5.8-14.3 8 2.9 1.2- 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,141 106 5.7 3.8- 8.3 391 19.0 16.5-21.8 787 35.2 32.0-38.6 671 31.8 28.5-35.3 186 8.2 6.5-10.4
No 1,644 205 12.8 10.5-15.5 746 45.6 42.0-49.4 506 28.6 25.4-31.9 155 9.4 7.4-11.9 32 3.6 2.1- 6.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 565 63 9.9 7.1-13.7 207 39.8 33.8-46.2 196 33.6 28.1-39.7 88 14.5 10.5-19.6 11 2.1 1.0- 4.3
Non-Veteran 2,983 235 9.3 7.4-11.5 866 29.8 27.3-32.5 1,012 31.9 29.3-34.5 680 22.6 20.1-25.2 190 6.5 5.0- 8.4

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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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