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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-WHITES

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
-WHITES 2,894 180 5.9 4.6- 7.6 792 27.1 24.4-29.9 1,030 35.5 32.7-38.3 707 24.2 21.9-26.7 185 7.3 5.9- 9.0
GENDER
Male 940 69 6.7 4.9- 9.1 298 30.5 25.6-35.8 323 35.4 30.6-40.5 217 23.5 19.6-28.0 33 4.0 2.2- 7.0
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,861 178 5.9 4.5- 7.6 789 26.9 24.3-29.6 1,011 35.5 32.7-38.3 701 24.5 22.1-27.0 182 7.3 5.9- 9.1
AGE
18-34 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 50 28.2 19.8-38.5 *** *** ***
45-54 405 12 2.1 1.0- 4.2 97 28.9 21.8-37.3 126 28.7 22.8-35.5 134 30.9 24.4-38.2 36 9.4 6.1-14.1
55-64 738 38 5.3 3.5- 8.1 202 24.1 20.1-28.5 256 38.6 33.5-44.0 194 25.1 21.0-29.6 48 6.9 4.6-10.2
65-74 800 53 6.2 4.4- 8.8 268 32.8 28.4-37.6 284 37.6 32.9-42.7 158 19.3 15.8-23.4 37 4.0 2.6- 6.0
75+ 719 61 8.1 5.6-11.6 175 23.9 19.5-29.0 283 37.5 32.5-42.8 145 20.7 16.7-25.3 55 9.8 6.7-14.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 465 28 4.7 2.8- 7.7 57 15.6 10.1-23.2 151 31.3 25.3-38.0 161 33.1 27.1-39.7 68 15.3 10.7-21.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 885 49 4.7 3.1- 7.1 214 24.3 20.1-29.0 327 39.0 34.2-43.9 236 26.2 22.2-30.6 59 5.8 4.1- 8.3
Some Post-H.S. 798 41 6.7 3.9-11.5 212 28.5 23.5-34.2 309 37.7 32.4-43.3 199 22.2 18.1-26.8 37 4.9 3.1- 7.5
College Graduate 741 62 7.9 5.6-10.9 309 42.6 37.4-48.0 241 31.1 26.5-36.1 109 14.3 11.2-18.1 20 4.1 2.1- 8.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 408 14 3.7 1.9- 7.0 40 8.1 5.1-12.5 130 33.1 26.4-40.6 171 43.1 36.1-50.4 53 12.0 8.1-17.3
$15,000- 24,999 570 34 4.1 2.6- 6.4 125 26.4 19.8-34.2 204 30.9 25.1-37.3 160 28.0 22.7-34.0 47 10.7 6.6-16.8
$25,000- 34,999 316 16 2.7 1.5- 4.8 91 28.6 21.5-37.1 114 36.3 28.9-44.3 81 27.3 20.7-35.1 14 5.1 2.6- 9.8
$35,000- 49,999 351 22 8.1 3.3-18.9 104 25.8 19.7-32.9 137 41.4 33.7-49.5 76 21.3 15.9-27.9 12 3.4 1.7- 6.6
$50,000- 74,999 315 16 3.7 1.9- 6.9 123 37.1 28.1-47.1 120 41.2 32.6-50.4 47 13.2 8.9-19.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 386 38 11.0 7.0-16.8 170 42.7 35.0-50.8 131 31.1 24.7-38.3 41 12.8 7.5-21.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,612 56 3.0 2.0- 4.4 261 14.6 12.1-17.4 583 36.8 33.2-40.6 561 34.8 31.4-38.3 151 10.8 8.7-13.5
No 1,268 123 9.4 6.8-12.7 528 41.6 37.0-46.3 438 33.6 29.6-37.9 145 12.2 9.4-15.7 34 3.2 1.8- 5.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 462 33 8.1 5.1-12.6 156 32.3 26.3-38.8 164 34.5 28.5-41.1 94 19.9 15.3-25.6 15 5.2 2.1-12.1
Non-Veteran 2,432 147 5.5 4.1- 7.4 636 26.1 23.1-29.2 866 35.6 32.6-38.8 613 25.1 22.5-27.8 170 7.7 6.2- 9.5

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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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