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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,766 2,016 54.2 51.6-56.7 1,750 45.8 43.3-48.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,394 1,792 53.5 50.8-56.1 1,602 46.5 43.9-49.2
No 365 221 57.8 49.8-65.4 144 42.2 34.6-50.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 974 426 45.7 40.6-50.9 548 54.3 49.1-59.4
Overweight 1,222 610 49.1 44.7-53.5 612 50.9 46.5-55.3
Obese 1,278 804 61.5 57.2-65.7 474 38.5 34.3-42.8
Current Smoker
No 3,056 1,569 52.1 49.3-54.9 1,487 47.9 45.1-50.7
Yes 693 439 61.2 55.1-66.9 254 38.8 33.1-44.9
History of CVD**
Yes 793 515 65.7 60.5-70.5 278 34.3 29.5-39.5
No 2,903 1,450 51.2 48.2-54.1 1,453 48.8 45.9-51.8
Binge Drinker
No 3,423 1,842 55.2 52.6-57.9 1,581 44.8 42.1-47.4
Yes 186 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 3,495 1,875 54.4 51.7-57.0 1,620 45.6 43.0-48.3
Yes 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 602 408 71.5 65.9-76.6 194 28.5 23.4-34.1
No 3,138 1,587 50.8 48.0-53.7 1,551 49.2 46.3-52.0
Current Asthma
Yes 484 347 72.4 65.4-78.4 137 27.6 21.6-34.6
No 3,255 1,651 51.0 48.3-53.8 1,604 49.0 46.2-51.7
Diabetes
Yes 828 523 65.5 60.5-70.1 305 34.5 29.9-39.5
No 2,928 1,487 51.1 48.2-54.1 1,441 48.9 45.9-51.8
Disability
Yes 2,078 1,581 77.5 74.5-80.3 497 22.5 19.7-25.5
No 1,668 424 28.1 24.5-32.0 1,244 71.9 68.0-75.5

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This question was asked of those with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

**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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