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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Buncombe 81 *** *** *** 19 19.6 11.4-31.6 *** *** *** 18 15.8 8.8-26.8 *** *** ***
Cabarrus 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Catawba 104 *** *** *** 25 17.8 10.1-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 111 *** *** *** 20 17.6 10.2-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 10.0 4.9-19.6
Davidson 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 27.1 18.0-38.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 160 17 7.7 4.2-13.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 180 14 8.8 4.2-17.5 45 26.3 18.7-35.6 67 29.7 22.5-38.0 42 28.2 19.9-38.3 12 7.0 3.6-13.2
Iredell 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 16.0 9.4-25.9 11 14.4 7.0-27.2
Johnston 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 17.9 10.0-30.0 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 158 12 8.1 3.7-16.9 50 31.8 23.3-41.7 42 25.4 17.6-35.2 38 23.0 15.4-32.9 16 11.7 6.3-20.8
New Hanover 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Onslow 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Pitt 113 11 7.9 3.6-16.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Randolph 140 *** *** *** 38 21.8 15.0-30.5 42 29.7 20.6-40.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Robeson 118 *** *** *** 16 11.0 4.5-24.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rowan 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 90 *** *** *** 25 21.3 13.2-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 18.9 12.0-28.4 *** *** ***
Wayne 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 8.8 4.0-18.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 457 32 9.3 6.1-13.7 117 22.0 17.3-27.5 157 35.7 28.6-43.4 121 26.9 20.5-34.5 30 6.2 3.3-11.1
Northwest 779 42 4.5 2.9- 6.7 198 23.2 18.7-28.4 279 37.1 31.6-43.0 195 27.2 22.2-32.7 65 8.0 5.6-11.4
Charlotte 476 25 4.5 2.5- 8.1 122 25.0 19.0-32.1 154 31.9 25.7-38.7 122 24.5 19.0-31.0 53 14.1 8.8-21.7
Greensboro 530 35 6.2 3.7-10.1 146 22.4 17.5-28.2 174 31.3 24.6-38.8 139 34.3 27.4-41.9 36 5.9 3.7- 9.3
Southern Regional 364 23 5.4 3.0- 9.7 60 21.8 15.0-30.7 105 28.8 22.0-36.8 127 31.4 24.3-39.4 49 12.6 7.9-19.5
Coastal 163 13 9.0 4.3-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 412 30 6.0 3.6- 9.8 118 29.2 22.6-36.7 155 34.6 27.7-42.1 84 22.0 16.4-28.9 25 8.3 4.8-14.0
Area L 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 448 31 6.8 2.8-15.8 109 23.9 17.8-31.4 147 34.7 25.4-45.4 119 24.9 18.3-32.9 42 9.7 5.7-15.8

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.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^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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