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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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%)
North Carolina 3,766 2,016 54.2 51.6-56.7 1,750 45.8 43.3-48.4
-Piedmont NC 1,920 965 53.4 49.8-56.9 955 46.6 43.1-50.2
GENDER
Male 624 284 50.2 43.8-56.5 340 49.8 43.5-56.2
Female 1,296 681 55.7 51.6-59.7 615 44.3 40.3-48.4
RACE
White 1,537 762 53.6 49.6-57.6 775 46.4 42.4-50.4
African American 317 168 53.4 45.2-61.5 149 46.6 38.5-54.8
Other minorities 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,878 943 53.3 49.8-56.8 935 46.7 43.2-50.2
AGE
18-34 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 402 243 62.2 55.1-68.9 159 37.8 31.1-44.9
55-64 475 252 54.1 47.6-60.5 223 45.9 39.5-52.4
65-74 519 234 49.7 43.5-55.8 285 50.3 44.2-56.5
75+ 473 215 46.7 39.8-53.8 258 53.3 46.2-60.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 319 193 61.3 52.4-69.5 126 38.7 30.5-47.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 595 299 50.5 44.6-56.4 296 49.5 43.6-55.4
Some Post-H.S. 504 255 54.9 48.1-61.4 249 45.1 38.6-51.9
College Graduate 498 215 44.3 38.1-50.8 283 55.7 49.2-61.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 280 192 65.7 55.9-74.3 88 34.3 25.7-44.1
$15,000- 24,999 375 192 52.6 43.8-61.3 183 47.4 38.7-56.2
$25,000- 34,999 198 107 59.0 48.5-68.8 91 41.0 31.2-51.5
$35,000- 49,999 236 114 55.1 46.0-63.9 122 44.9 36.1-54.0
$50,000+ 468 191 45.6 38.3-53.1 277 54.4 46.9-61.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,013 739 75.9 71.6-79.8 274 24.1 20.2-28.4
No 898 220 29.8 24.5-35.5 678 70.2 64.5-75.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 287 128 50.2 41.6-58.8 159 49.8 41.2-58.4
Non-Veteran 1,632 836 53.9 50.0-57.8 796 46.1 42.2-50.0

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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).

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.

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