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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 1,954 111 5.4 3.7- 8.0 494 24.6 21.8-27.7 707 35.5 32.4-38.8 490 24.8 22.1-27.7 152 9.7 7.7-12.0
African American 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
Other Minorities 127 *** *** *** 19 15.6 9.0-25.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 11.2 6.1-19.7
AGE
18-34 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 11.0 5.4-21.1
45-54 394 14 4.0 2.1- 7.6 76 17.6 13.2-23.1 116 29.7 23.6-36.6 128 32.2 26.2-38.9 60 16.5 12.0-22.1
55-64 650 29 3.5 2.0- 6.0 159 21.0 17.1-25.5 205 33.5 28.2-39.2 187 27.4 22.9-32.5 70 14.6 10.5-19.9
65-74 660 36 5.4 3.5- 8.2 179 28.9 24.1-34.3 236 36.5 31.3-42.0 155 21.5 17.7-25.8 54 7.7 5.4-10.8
75+ 596 50 6.7 4.6- 9.7 118 17.9 13.6-23.2 229 36.0 30.8-41.5 137 24.8 20.1-30.1 62 14.5 10.2-20.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 443 28 4.2 2.6- 6.8 42 10.0 6.3-15.5 126 26.1 20.9-32.0 154 36.4 30.3-43.0 93 23.4 17.9-29.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 815 43 4.6 2.9- 7.2 168 20.5 16.3-25.3 275 34.9 30.2-40.0 239 30.1 25.6-35.1 90 9.9 7.5-13.0
Some Post-H.S. 691 29 7.2 3.7-13.7 161 22.1 18.1-26.7 256 36.9 31.4-42.8 193 24.7 20.5-29.4 52 9.1 6.2-13.1
College Graduate 580 43 6.9 4.5-10.3 211 37.0 31.4-43.1 204 31.8 26.6-37.4 98 16.9 13.2-21.4 24 7.4 4.2-12.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 479 19 4.0 2.0- 7.8 41 6.5 4.2-10.1 138 28.7 22.4-35.9 181 37.7 31.3-44.6 100 23.1 17.5-29.9
$15,000- 24,999 547 30 3.3 2.1- 5.2 111 21.0 16.1-27.0 184 30.4 25.2-36.2 170 34.4 28.5-40.8 52 10.8 7.5-15.2
$25,000- 34,999 243 15 5.0 2.5-10.0 60 26.2 18.5-35.6 86 35.8 27.7-44.9 64 24.0 17.7-31.7 18 8.9 4.9-15.6
$35,000- 49,999 260 *** *** *** 73 19.3 13.6-26.5 97 39.8 30.7-49.6 64 26.6 19.4-35.3 14 5.7 3.0-10.4
$50,000- 74,999 229 *** *** *** 81 32.9 23.6-43.8 *** *** *** 33 11.6 7.3-17.9 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 252 25 12.9 7.3-21.9 96 37.8 29.8-46.5 89 31.0 23.5-39.7 36 14.2 9.6-20.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,423 43 2.0 1.4- 3.0 181 11.2 9.1-13.7 473 32.6 29.1-36.4 519 36.6 33.0-40.4 207 17.5 14.6-20.9
No 1,095 99 10.2 7.1-14.6 397 33.9 29.7-38.4 384 33.9 29.6-38.4 162 16.1 13.0-19.6 53 5.9 4.1- 8.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,485 138 5.6 4.0- 7.6 572 21.4 19.1-24.0 852 33.2 30.4-36.0 672 27.8 25.3-30.5 251 12.1 10.1-14.3

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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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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