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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,305 214 6.6 5.3- 8.2 855 26.2 23.7-28.8 1,129 33.4 30.9-35.9 835 25.3 23.1-27.6 272 8.5 7.2-10.1
No 359 21 5.3 3.0- 9.4 66 14.9 10.2-21.2 115 34.3 27.1-42.4 112 31.1 24.6-38.4 45 14.3 9.5-21.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 946 72 8.1 5.0-13.0 301 29.6 25.2-34.5 311 32.5 27.7-37.8 186 20.2 16.6-24.3 76 9.5 6.9-13.0
Overweight 1,196 89 6.6 4.9- 8.7 330 27.7 23.6-32.1 405 34.5 30.4-38.8 295 25.3 21.7-29.2 77 6.0 4.2- 8.4
Obese 1,259 56 5.1 3.6- 7.3 247 20.6 16.8-24.9 428 31.5 27.7-35.6 388 30.4 26.6-34.4 140 12.4 9.8-15.6
Current Smoker
No 2,971 201 6.9 5.5- 8.7 816 27.7 25.0-30.4 1,026 33.7 31.2-36.4 692 22.9 20.8-25.2 236 8.7 7.2-10.5
Yes 684 32 4.7 2.9- 7.4 101 14.2 10.3-19.3 213 32.4 26.9-38.4 256 36.6 31.2-42.4 82 12.1 8.9-16.2
History of CVD**
Yes 775 35 4.4 2.7- 7.0 133 17.2 13.4-21.8 262 30.3 25.8-35.2 252 33.3 28.5-38.4 93 14.8 11.3-19.2
No 2,829 196 6.9 5.5- 8.7 782 26.3 23.7-29.1 962 34.3 31.5-37.1 675 24.2 21.9-26.7 214 8.3 6.8-10.1
Binge Drinker
No 3,355 213 6.4 5.1- 7.9 842 24.1 21.8-26.6 1,143 33.1 30.7-35.6 859 26.3 24.0-28.6 298 10.2 8.6-12.0
Yes 185 13 8.2 4.0-16.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 50 22.4 15.5-31.3 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 3,428 214 6.3 5.0- 7.9 867 24.7 22.3-27.2 1,163 33.3 30.9-35.8 883 26.0 23.8-28.3 301 9.8 8.3-11.5
Yes 107 11 12.5 5.9-24.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 590 27 4.3 2.5- 7.2 84 12.4 9.0-16.7 175 28.9 23.6-34.8 235 42.2 36.3-48.3 69 12.3 8.8-17.0
No 3,057 207 6.8 5.4- 8.5 838 26.8 24.2-29.5 1,062 34.4 31.8-37.1 708 23.1 20.9-25.5 242 8.9 7.4-10.7
Current Asthma
Yes 472 *** *** *** 54 12.4 8.1-18.5 137 29.2 23.1-36.2 190 38.6 32.1-45.5 83 18.7 13.7-24.8
No 3,174 226 7.3 5.9- 9.0 865 26.5 24.0-29.2 1,096 34.2 31.6-36.8 755 24.1 21.9-26.4 232 8.0 6.6- 9.6
Diabetes
Yes 808 40 4.2 2.6- 6.6 149 16.8 13.4-20.8 258 31.8 27.1-36.9 248 32.5 27.8-37.6 113 14.7 11.4-18.8
No 2,854 194 7.0 5.6- 8.8 771 26.5 23.8-29.4 985 34.0 31.3-36.9 700 24.4 22.1-26.9 204 8.0 6.5- 9.8
Disability
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

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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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