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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

During the past 30 days, to what extent has your arthritis or joint symptoms interfered with your normal social activities,
such as going shopping, to the movies, or to religious or social gatheri ngs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
A lot A little Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,743 865 22.5 20.5-24.6 954 28.6 26.2-31.1 1,924 48.9 46.3-51.5
-Western NC 718 172 23.5 19.6-28.0 189 27.1 22.9-31.9 357 49.3 44.2-54.5
GENDER
Male 232 40 16.8 11.2-24.4 69 29.5 21.9-38.4 123 53.7 44.4-62.8
Female 486 132 28.1 23.2-33.7 120 25.5 20.9-30.9 234 46.3 40.6-52.1
RACE
White 662 151 22.8 18.7-27.4 175 26.1 21.9-30.8 336 51.1 45.8-56.4
Other minorities 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 705 170 24.1 20.0-28.6 185 26.1 22.0-30.7 350 49.8 44.7-54.9
AGE
18-34 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 148 48 28.2 19.6-38.9 54 34.9 25.4-45.8 *** *** ***
55-64 196 60 26.4 20.0-33.9 47 25.3 18.6-33.4 89 48.3 39.9-56.8
65-74 193 31 19.4 13.0-27.8 47 20.8 15.2-27.8 115 59.8 51.0-68.1
75+ 164 29 18.8 12.5-27.2 37 23.9 16.8-32.8 98 57.3 48.1-66.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 147 42 27.3 18.8-37.9 39 28.5 19.4-39.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 221 69 27.5 20.5-35.8 55 25.4 18.3-34.2 97 47.0 37.9-56.3
Some Post-H.S. 186 39 20.2 13.8-28.7 55 27.6 20.6-35.9 92 52.2 43.0-61.2
College Graduate 164 22 15.0 9.4-23.1 40 27.1 18.4-37.9 102 58.0 47.5-67.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** 44 25.2 17.7-34.6
$15,000- 24,999 165 48 32.5 23.1-43.6 43 23.4 16.3-32.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 117 12 11.8 6.4-20.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 425 161 37.7 31.6-44.3 138 33.7 27.7-40.4 126 28.5 22.7-35.2
No 289 11 3.3 1.6- 6.6 49 16.2 11.7-21.9 229 80.5 74.5-85.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 105 *** *** *** 27 23.6 15.9-33.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 613 151 23.2 19.0-27.9 162 27.6 22.9-32.9 300 49.2 43.6-54.8

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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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