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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,473 3,972 25.1 24.0-26.3 7,501 74.9 73.7-76.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,907 3,570 27.0 25.8-28.3 6,337 73.0 71.7-74.2
No 1,525 393 18.2 15.8-20.9 1,132 81.8 79.1-84.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 177 68 22.2 15.0-31.5 109 77.8 68.5-85.0
Recommended Range 3,656 1,023 18.6 16.9-20.5 2,633 81.4 79.5-83.1
Overweight 3,925 1,300 24.1 22.3-26.1 2,625 75.9 73.9-77.7
Obese 2,964 1,331 34.2 31.7-36.7 1,633 65.8 63.3-68.3
Current Smoker
No 9,417 3,219 24.5 23.3-25.8 6,198 75.5 74.2-76.7
Yes 2,007 734 27.2 24.4-30.1 1,273 72.8 69.9-75.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,457 845 51.2 47.1-55.4 612 48.8 44.6-52.9
No 9,903 3,052 22.2 21.1-23.4 6,851 77.8 76.6-78.9
Binge Drinker
No 9,539 3,449 27.2 25.9-28.5 6,090 72.8 71.5-74.1
Yes 1,027 188 13.7 11.0-16.8 839 86.3 83.2-89.0
Heavy Drinker
No 10,064 3,521 25.9 24.6-27.1 6,543 74.1 72.9-75.4
Yes 474 111 14.6 11.0-19.0 363 85.4 81.0-89.0
COPD
Yes 1,020 641 56.6 51.6-61.5 379 43.4 38.5-48.4
No 10,407 3,305 22.8 21.7-24.0 7,102 77.2 76.0-78.3
Current Asthma
Yes 980 513 41.3 36.5-46.2 467 58.7 53.8-63.5
No 10,436 3,431 23.6 22.5-24.8 7,005 76.4 75.2-77.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,601 871 49.5 45.7-53.4 730 50.5 46.6-54.3
No 9,849 3,091 22.1 21.0-23.3 6,758 77.9 76.7-79.0
Disability
Yes 3,401 2,104 53.6 50.8-56.5 1,297 46.4 43.5-49.2
No 7,521 1,690 16.1 14.9-17.3 5,831 83.9 82.7-85.1

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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