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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,713 1,390 39.0 36.6-41.5 2,323 61.0 58.5-63.4
-Western NC 708 288 41.5 36.5-46.6 420 58.5 53.4-63.5
GENDER
Male 228 91 40.3 31.6-49.7 137 59.7 50.3-68.4
Female 480 197 42.3 36.6-48.1 283 57.7 51.9-63.4
RACE
White 652 260 40.5 35.4-45.7 392 59.5 54.3-64.6
Other minorities 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 696 282 40.7 35.7-45.8 414 59.3 54.2-64.3
AGE
18-34 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 191 90 43.8 35.6-52.3 101 56.2 47.7-64.4
65-74 188 57 30.4 22.8-39.2 131 69.6 60.8-77.2
75+ 161 48 30.4 22.8-39.2 113 69.6 60.8-77.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 219 106 45.8 36.9-55.1 113 54.2 44.9-63.1
Some Post-H.S. 185 71 35.7 27.4-44.9 114 64.3 55.1-72.6
College Graduate 160 37 23.1 16.0-32.1 123 76.9 67.9-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 100 72.8 63.0-80.8 46 27.2 19.2-37.0
$15,000- 24,999 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 113 26 25.0 16.5-36.0 87 75.0 64.0-83.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 417 238 59.7 52.9-66.1 179 40.3 33.9-47.1
No 287 47 14.0 10.0-19.2 240 86.0 80.8-90.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 604 254 41.9 36.5-47.5 350 58.1 52.5-63.5

Back to Arthritis Burden.

For those with arthritis, this question was asked regardless of the their employment status.

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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