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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 581 43 7.1 4.6-10.8 95 14.4 10.4-19.5 158 26.7 21.5-32.5 179 33.3 27.8-39.3 106 18.5 14.3-23.7
GENDER
Male 142 16 9.1 4.5-17.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 11.4 6.0-20.5
Female 439 27 6.1 3.5-10.2 66 10.3 7.5-14.1 116 25.3 19.5-32.2 144 35.8 29.3-42.7 86 22.5 17.0-29.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 571 43 7.4 4.8-11.2 92 12.9 9.4-17.4 157 27.5 22.3-33.5 176 33.6 28.1-39.6 103 18.5 14.3-23.8
AGE
18-34 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 17.3 10.2-27.9 *** *** *** 26 21.8 13.8-32.7
55-64 166 14 6.2 2.8-13.2 27 14.9 7.8-26.5 31 20.7 13.1-31.3 *** *** *** 31 21.8 13.4-33.3
65-74 147 *** *** *** 25 17.3 10.2-27.6 *** *** *** 34 18.0 11.7-26.8 23 14.6 8.5-24.0
75+ 92 *** *** *** 12 11.2 5.0-23.0 26 20.1 12.1-31.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 127 11 4.8 2.1-10.5 *** *** *** 30 23.2 14.6-34.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 225 11 8.0 3.5-17.0 37 16.3 9.8-25.8 61 27.1 19.1-36.8 69 32.5 24.1-42.2 47 16.2 10.8-23.6
Some Post-H.S. 126 *** *** *** 26 13.8 8.0-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 22.3 13.9-33.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 138 *** *** *** 21 11.1 6.0-19.4 36 21.9 13.8-33.0 *** *** *** 24 18.3 11.2-28.3
$25,000- 34,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 303 *** *** *** 24 5.9 3.3-10.2 75 26.0 19.0-34.4 119 41.6 33.5-50.3 76 24.8 18.2-32.9
No 275 34 12.5 7.8-19.3 70 22.7 15.8-31.5 83 27.7 20.5-36.2 58 24.5 17.9-32.6 30 12.7 8.0-19.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 512 35 6.4 3.9-10.1 79 13.9 9.7-19.6 137 26.8 21.2-33.2 160 32.6 26.8-38.9 101 20.4 15.6-26.1

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.

^% = 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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