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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 712 47 7.7 5.5-10.8 174 21.0 17.6-25.0 242 35.3 30.4-40.5 194 29.3 24.7-34.3 55 6.7 4.7- 9.4
GENDER
Male 232 21 9.7 5.8-15.7 59 20.2 14.7-27.0 84 40.3 31.2-50.2 56 25.0 17.6-34.2 12 4.8 2.1-10.8
Female 480 26 6.3 4.0-10.0 115 21.6 17.4-26.5 158 31.8 26.9-37.1 138 32.2 26.9-38.1 43 8.0 5.7-11.2
RACE
White 657 47 8.5 6.0-11.8 165 21.9 18.2-26.1 225 34.8 29.8-40.1 178 29.2 24.5-34.5 42 5.6 3.7- 8.4
Other minorities 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 700 47 8.0 5.6-11.1 173 21.3 17.8-25.3 236 34.7 29.8-39.9 191 29.3 24.7-34.3 53 6.7 4.7- 9.5
AGE
18-34 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 150 *** *** *** 25 14.3 8.7-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 7.7 3.6-15.5
55-64 198 12 7.7 4.1-14.0 52 27.6 20.8-35.6 63 33.1 25.3-41.8 55 25.3 19.0-32.9 16 6.3 3.6-10.8
65-74 190 14 9.7 5.4-16.7 60 29.3 22.5-37.1 63 32.5 25.4-40.5 42 22.2 15.9-30.2 11 6.3 3.1-12.6
75+ 157 16 11.7 6.7-19.7 34 18.6 12.7-26.3 61 38.5 30.2-47.4 33 23.1 15.9-32.3 13 8.2 4.6-14.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 143 *** *** *** 18 9.5 5.6-15.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 10.1 5.3-18.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 218 13 7.4 3.7-14.2 35 15.2 10.3-21.8 90 43.4 34.2-53.1 62 27.3 20.2-35.8 18 6.7 3.8-11.6
Some Post-H.S. 187 11 8.4 4.4-15.5 51 26.6 19.5-35.2 60 32.8 24.6-42.3 51 26.7 19.2-35.7 14 5.5 3.1- 9.5
College Graduate 164 13 9.9 4.9-19.2 70 41.9 32.3-52.2 46 26.3 18.2-36.3 31 19.2 12.9-27.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 *** *** *** 14 6.6 3.6-11.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 12.4 7.7-19.5
$15,000- 24,999 166 12 8.9 4.4-17.5 29 18.2 11.4-27.9 66 35.9 26.2-46.9 46 27.8 19.4-38.0 13 9.2 4.1-19.3
$25,000- 34,999 90 *** *** *** 25 16.5 10.3-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 19.2 12.4-28.4 19 16.9 10.0-27.1 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 426 18 4.9 2.9- 8.2 60 12.1 8.9-16.3 140 32.8 26.7-39.4 160 40.6 34.1-47.4 48 9.7 6.7-14.0
No 282 29 12.3 7.9-18.6 114 35.1 28.3-42.6 99 39.2 31.3-47.6 33 11.2 7.6-16.2 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 105 *** *** *** 29 24.1 16.2-34.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 607 39 7.7 5.3-11.0 145 20.6 16.9-24.9 199 34.7 29.3-40.4 172 30.0 25.0-35.5 52 7.0 4.9-10.0

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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