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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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?

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  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
-Western NC 1,945 767 31.1 28.3-34.0 1,178 68.9 66.0-71.7
GENDER
Male 745 247 26.1 22.0-30.7 498 73.9 69.3-78.0
Female 1,200 520 35.7 32.0-39.5 680 64.3 60.5-68.0
RACE
White 1,786 707 31.5 28.6-34.6 1,079 68.5 65.4-71.4
Other minorities 147 *** *** *** 90 72.5 61.0-81.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,891 753 31.7 28.9-34.7 1,138 68.3 65.3-71.1
AGE
18-34 165 13 8.2 4.5-14.4 152 91.8 85.6-95.5
35-54 548 159 28.2 23.3-33.7 389 71.8 66.3-76.7
55-64 463 206 42.6 37.2-48.3 257 57.4 51.7-62.8
65-74 420 208 50.6 44.8-56.5 212 49.4 43.5-55.2
75+ 332 176 54.7 48.3-61.0 156 45.3 39.0-51.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 160 49.2 40.5-57.9 117 50.8 42.1-59.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 583 241 31.7 26.8-36.9 342 68.3 63.1-73.2
Some Post-H.S. 512 193 25.2 20.7-30.2 319 74.8 69.8-79.3
College Graduate 571 173 24.0 19.8-28.7 398 76.0 71.3-80.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 295 164 39.7 31.3-48.6 131 60.3 51.4-68.7
$15,000- 24,999 375 173 34.4 27.9-41.6 202 65.6 58.4-72.1
$25,000- 34,999 235 91 36.3 28.5-44.8 144 63.7 55.2-71.5
$35,000- 49,999 231 75 29.3 21.9-38.0 156 70.7 62.0-78.1
$50,000+ 471 123 20.8 16.7-25.7 348 79.2 74.3-83.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 685 434 58.2 52.0-64.2 251 41.8 35.8-48.0
No 1,178 295 18.6 15.9-21.6 883 81.4 78.4-84.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 275 112 32.9 26.4-40.1 163 67.1 59.9-73.6
Non-Veteran 1,670 655 30.8 27.8-34.0 1,015 69.2 66.0-72.2

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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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