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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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 3,671 235 6.4 5.2- 7.9 923 24.5 22.2-26.9 1,244 33.5 31.1-35.9 951 26.2 24.1-28.4 318 9.5 8.1-11.1
-Eastern NC 1,080 73 8.2 5.4-12.3 245 24.5 20.3-29.2 351 32.9 28.5-37.7 300 24.0 20.5-27.9 111 10.4 7.9-13.5
GENDER
Male 299 28 9.9 6.0-15.9 80 28.4 20.4-38.0 98 36.0 27.6-45.3 79 22.1 16.3-29.2 14 3.6 1.7- 7.6
Female 781 45 7.2 3.8-13.4 165 22.3 17.9-27.4 253 31.2 26.3-36.5 221 25.1 20.8-29.9 97 14.3 10.7-18.8
RACE
White 732 46 7.3 4.0-12.8 190 28.7 23.4-34.7 264 37.2 31.5-43.2 185 20.4 16.5-24.8 47 6.5 4.2- 9.8
African American 250 21 10.0 5.3-18.0 41 15.0 8.9-24.1 57 22.3 15.3-31.4 80 31.5 23.6-40.5 51 21.3 14.5-30.0
Other minorities 93 *** *** *** 14 11.5 5.8-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,049 71 8.2 5.3-12.3 242 24.8 20.5-29.6 337 32.9 28.4-37.8 294 24.1 20.5-28.1 105 10.0 7.6-13.2
AGE
18-34 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 231 11 4.5 1.9-10.3 *** *** *** 69 27.7 20.0-36.9 68 23.1 16.7-31.0 31 12.1 7.7-18.7
55-64 283 18 7.5 3.8-14.2 62 18.9 13.2-26.4 80 32.2 24.4-41.0 95 29.6 22.5-37.9 28 11.8 6.6-20.4
65-74 284 17 8.0 4.1-15.0 75 28.4 21.4-36.7 109 41.3 33.1-49.9 62 17.0 12.0-23.7 21 5.3 2.9- 9.5
75+ 226 23 8.7 4.8-15.4 46 22.8 15.9-31.8 71 27.3 19.6-36.5 56 23.2 16.2-32.0 30 18.0 11.2-27.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 200 20 8.8 4.7-16.0 19 11.3 5.8-20.7 54 30.7 22.0-41.0 64 27.4 19.9-36.5 43 21.8 14.4-31.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 363 16 6.8 3.3-13.4 80 26.2 19.1-34.8 112 30.2 23.5-38.0 111 25.8 19.8-32.9 44 10.9 7.2-16.3
Some Post-H.S. 286 19 9.8 4.2-21.2 65 23.2 15.6-33.1 104 37.3 28.2-47.3 83 23.5 17.2-31.3 15 6.2 3.0-12.4
College Graduate 229 18 6.6 3.5-12.2 81 42.8 33.5-52.7 80 31.8 23.9-40.9 41 15.7 10.1-23.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 199 12 6.3 2.6-14.6 16 7.5 3.8-14.3 47 23.2 15.5-33.2 74 34.1 25.5-43.9 50 28.9 20.1-39.6
$15,000- 24,999 222 12 4.8 2.1-10.4 40 18.6 12.1-27.4 78 32.9 24.7-42.2 71 33.7 24.9-43.7 21 10.1 5.4-18.3
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 239 22 11.3 5.9-20.5 *** *** *** 95 36.0 26.9-46.3 33 10.0 6.0-16.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 616 18 2.3 1.1- 4.8 81 11.5 8.4-15.6 196 36.9 30.7-43.5 236 34.4 29.0-40.3 85 14.8 11.0-19.8
No 457 54 14.6 9.2-22.5 163 38.9 31.5-46.9 153 28.8 22.8-35.6 61 12.1 8.4-17.0 26 5.6 3.1- 9.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 177 14 12.4 6.6-22.0 56 33.9 24.4-44.9 54 31.4 22.5-42.0 46 19.1 12.7-27.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 903 59 7.3 4.3-12.2 189 22.6 18.0-27.9 297 33.3 28.3-38.6 254 25.0 21.0-29.5 104 11.8 8.9-15.5

Back to Arthritis Burden.

This question was asked of those with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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