SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,473 3,972 25.1 24.0-26.3 7,501 74.9 73.7-76.0
-Piedmont NC 6,405 2,021 22.5 21.1-24.0 4,384 77.5 76.0-78.9
GENDER
Male 2,450 660 19.6 17.5-21.9 1,790 80.4 78.1-82.5
Female 3,955 1,361 25.2 23.3-27.1 2,594 74.8 72.9-76.7
RACE
White 4,888 1,611 24.7 23.0-26.5 3,277 75.3 73.5-77.0
African American 1,072 341 21.3 18.3-24.8 731 78.7 75.2-81.7
Other minorities 395 58 8.7 6.0-12.4 337 91.3 87.6-94.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 314 36 8.8 5.0-15.1 278 91.2 84.9-95.0
Non-Hispanic 6,072 1,979 23.7 22.2-25.2 4,093 76.3 74.8-77.8
AGE
18-34 789 39 4.5 2.9- 6.8 750 95.5 93.2-97.1
35-54 2,140 416 18.3 16.0-20.8 1,724 81.7 79.2-84.0
55-64 1,311 497 38.7 34.9-42.7 814 61.3 57.3-65.1
65-74 1,156 540 45.8 41.5-50.2 616 54.2 49.8-58.5
75+ 927 513 58.1 53.3-62.8 414 41.9 37.2-46.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 734 342 34.7 29.7-40.0 392 65.3 60.0-70.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,735 631 22.8 20.2-25.5 1,104 77.2 74.5-79.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,531 524 23.5 20.7-26.5 1,007 76.5 73.5-79.3
College Graduate 2,381 519 14.4 12.8-16.2 1,862 85.6 83.8-87.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 645 302 32.4 27.4-37.8 343 67.6 62.2-72.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,052 390 26.3 22.5-30.6 662 73.7 69.4-77.5
$25,000- 34,999 579 206 22.9 18.6-27.8 373 77.1 72.2-81.4
$35,000- 49,999 751 242 23.7 19.9-28.0 509 76.3 72.0-80.1
$50,000+ 2,246 484 16.5 14.4-18.8 1,762 83.5 81.2-85.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,745 1,025 50.3 46.4-54.2 720 49.7 45.8-53.6
No 4,341 910 14.6 13.2-16.2 3,431 85.4 83.8-86.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 805 304 32.0 27.5-37.0 501 68.0 63.0-72.5
Non-Veteran 5,597 1,716 21.3 19.9-22.9 3,881 78.7 77.1-80.1

Back to Arthritis Burden.

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).

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 14SEP12.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook