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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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
-Piedmont NC 1,879 115 5.0 3.8- 6.4 504 25.5 22.3-28.9 651 33.2 30.0-36.6 457 26.6 23.5-29.8 152 9.8 7.8-12.3
GENDER
Male 608 43 5.5 3.6- 8.3 202 31.9 25.9-38.5 200 31.2 25.9-37.0 131 24.9 19.8-30.7 32 6.6 3.9-11.0
Female 1,271 72 4.6 3.3- 6.3 302 20.8 17.7-24.2 451 34.7 30.8-38.8 326 27.8 24.3-31.6 120 12.2 9.6-15.4
RACE
White 1,505 87 4.3 3.2- 5.9 437 28.0 24.2-32.1 541 34.8 31.1-38.7 344 24.6 21.3-28.2 96 8.3 6.1-11.1
African American 309 22 5.6 3.3- 9.5 52 14.4 9.4-21.4 93 28.4 21.4-36.5 93 35.4 27.8-43.8 49 16.2 11.0-23.2
Other minorities 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,838 110 4.6 3.6- 6.0 497 24.8 21.7-28.1 636 33.6 30.4-37.1 446 26.9 23.8-30.2 149 10.0 8.0-12.6
AGE
18-34 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 402 23 4.9 3.0- 7.9 85 23.3 17.2-30.8 123 28.6 22.6-35.3 129 32.1 25.8-39.2 42 11.1 7.5-16.0
55-64 471 24 4.1 2.4- 7.1 126 22.5 17.6-28.3 153 35.4 29.2-42.2 124 27.1 21.9-33.1 44 10.9 7.4-15.6
65-74 509 33 4.5 3.1- 6.6 166 32.0 26.5-38.0 178 37.3 31.3-43.7 102 20.9 16.4-26.4 30 5.3 3.4- 8.2
75+ 449 32 5.8 3.3-10.2 113 22.8 17.3-29.6 181 37.3 30.7-44.3 90 24.4 18.6-31.4 33 9.6 5.8-15.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 302 15 3.3 1.6- 6.6 32 16.1 9.3-26.6 88 25.0 18.6-32.7 110 36.3 28.7-44.7 57 19.2 13.3-27.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 32 3.7 2.4- 5.8 146 21.1 16.8-26.1 203 39.5 33.6-45.7 150 28.4 23.2-34.3 50 7.3 4.9-10.7
Some Post-H.S. 499 21 4.5 2.5- 8.1 130 28.7 22.5-35.7 196 36.0 29.7-42.7 123 24.1 18.7-30.4 29 6.8 4.1-11.0
College Graduate 493 47 9.7 6.6-14.0 196 38.5 32.4-45.0 162 30.1 24.7-36.2 73 15.3 11.5-20.1 15 6.4 3.3-11.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 264 *** *** *** 23 5.8 3.1-10.6 91 35.9 27.1-45.8 102 40.0 31.4-49.2 42 16.9 10.9-25.3
$15,000- 24,999 367 22 3.1 1.8- 5.3 86 25.8 17.9-35.8 110 25.9 19.3-33.9 111 31.7 24.5-39.9 38 13.4 8.3-21.0
$25,000- 34,999 196 *** *** *** *** *** *** 70 37.0 27.5-47.6 52 25.0 17.3-34.6 12 7.1 3.3-14.6
$35,000- 49,999 234 11 3.3 1.6- 6.7 69 26.4 19.1-35.1 94 43.3 34.3-52.7 50 22.6 16.1-30.7 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 464 42 8.8 5.8-13.0 186 37.7 30.7-45.2 162 32.1 26.0-39.0 61 15.5 10.5-22.3 13 5.9 3.0-11.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 989 31 2.2 1.3- 3.9 159 14.1 11.0-18.0 351 33.7 29.3-38.4 331 35.9 31.5-40.5 117 14.1 11.0-17.9
No 882 84 7.8 5.7-10.4 341 36.8 31.6-42.4 296 32.6 28.0-37.7 126 17.2 13.3-22.0 35 5.5 3.3- 9.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 19 6.0 3.1-11.4 95 29.2 22.3-37.2 96 33.4 25.8-42.0 53 24.9 17.8-33.7 11 6.5 2.2-17.5
Non-Veteran 1,604 96 4.8 3.6- 6.3 409 24.8 21.3-28.7 554 33.1 29.6-36.9 404 26.9 23.6-30.4 141 10.4 8.3-13.0

Back to Arthritis Burden.

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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