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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 1,139 92 7.4 5.6- 9.7 341 29.0 24.7-33.7 382 34.0 29.8-38.5 266 24.1 20.5-28.1 58 5.5 3.7- 8.1
Female 2,532 143 5.7 4.2- 7.8 582 21.4 19.1-23.9 862 33.1 30.4-35.9 685 27.6 25.1-30.2 260 12.2 10.3-14.4
RACE
White 2,894 180 5.9 4.6- 7.6 792 27.1 24.4-29.9 1,030 35.5 32.7-38.3 707 24.2 21.9-26.7 185 7.3 5.9- 9.0
African American 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
Native American 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-English Speaking 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,587 228 6.3 5.0- 7.7 912 24.2 22.0-26.6 1,209 33.6 31.2-36.1 931 26.4 24.2-28.7 307 9.5 8.1-11.2
AGE
18-34 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 21.6 13.1-33.6 *** *** ***
35-44 212 12 4.0 2.0- 7.9 42 22.8 15.2-32.6 71 34.4 25.9-44.0 73 31.5 23.8-40.4 14 7.4 3.7-14.0
45-54 571 25 4.9 2.9- 7.9 120 25.7 19.9-32.6 168 25.9 21.2-31.3 185 30.9 25.5-36.8 73 12.7 9.4-16.8
55-64 952 54 5.7 4.0- 8.2 240 22.1 18.6-26.1 296 34.0 29.6-38.7 274 27.6 23.8-31.8 88 10.5 7.8-14.0
65-74 983 64 6.5 4.7- 9.0 301 30.4 26.4-34.6 350 37.9 33.6-42.4 206 19.8 16.6-23.5 62 5.4 3.9- 7.5
75+ 832 71 7.6 5.4-10.6 193 22.1 18.2-26.6 313 34.8 30.2-39.6 179 23.9 19.7-28.5 76 11.6 8.5-15.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 645 45 5.3 3.5- 7.8 69 13.6 9.2-19.7 188 28.3 23.4-33.7 224 34.6 29.4-40.2 119 18.2 14.1-23.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,162 61 5.4 3.7- 7.8 261 22.0 18.5-26.0 405 36.8 32.7-41.2 323 27.3 23.7-31.3 112 8.5 6.5-10.9
Some Post-H.S. 972 51 6.8 4.3-10.8 246 26.6 22.1-31.5 360 36.0 31.2-41.0 257 24.3 20.4-28.6 58 6.4 4.4- 9.2
College Graduate 886 78 8.9 6.6-12.0 347 40.1 35.5-45.0 288 30.0 25.9-34.4 145 16.0 13.0-19.5 28 5.0 2.9- 8.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 610 25 4.0 2.3- 7.0 53 6.5 4.4- 9.5 176 29.5 24.0-35.6 240 39.9 34.3-45.9 116 20.0 15.5-25.5
$15,000- 24,999 755 46 4.6 3.1- 6.8 155 22.5 17.4-28.7 254 29.5 24.7-34.9 228 31.5 26.5-37.0 72 11.8 8.3-16.5
$25,000- 34,999 393 20 3.5 1.9- 6.4 104 26.8 20.5-34.2 143 35.9 29.3-43.0 103 27.5 21.5-34.4 23 6.3 3.7-10.5
$35,000- 49,999 423 25 7.9 3.6-16.6 126 24.5 19.2-30.7 165 42.2 35.2-49.6 92 21.9 16.9-28.0 15 3.4 1.9- 6.1
$50,000-74,999 370 24 5.7 3.3- 9.8 137 38.4 29.8-47.8 138 36.6 29.0-45.0 60 13.4 9.5-18.6 11 5.9 2.6-12.8
$75,000+ 450 49 13.4 9.1-19.3 195 41.9 34.8-49.3 146 28.1 22.5-34.5 53 14.4 9.3-21.6 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,031 67 2.7 1.9- 3.8 300 13.0 10.9-15.3 687 34.5 31.3-37.8 727 36.3 33.2-39.4 250 13.5 11.4-16.0
No 1,621 167 10.5 8.2-13.4 618 37.3 33.4-41.3 548 32.3 28.8-36.0 220 14.8 12.2-17.9 68 5.1 3.5- 7.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 556 41 8.5 5.6-12.7 180 30.2 25.0-36.0 193 33.5 28.1-39.4 121 22.7 17.9-28.3 21 5.1 2.4-10.5
Non-Veteran 3,114 194 6.0 4.7- 7.6 743 23.4 21.0-26.1 1,050 33.4 30.8-36.1 830 26.8 24.5-29.3 297 10.3 8.7-12.1

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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).

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