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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you 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 11,847 4,024 26.1 25.2-27.1 7,823 73.9 72.9-74.8
-Eastern NC 3,900 1,418 27.9 26.2-29.6 2,482 72.1 70.4-73.8
GENDER
Male 1,489 476 24.8 22.4-27.5 1,013 75.2 72.5-77.6
Female 2,411 942 30.7 28.5-33.0 1,469 69.3 67.0-71.5
RACE
White 2,435 907 30.7 28.6-33.0 1,528 69.3 67.0-71.4
African American 871 302 23.9 20.7-27.4 569 76.1 72.6-79.3
Other minorities 560 197 19.7 15.6-24.6 363 80.3 75.4-84.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 205 26 7.5 4.7-11.6 179 92.5 88.4-95.3
Non-Hispanic 3,684 1,388 29.3 27.6-31.2 2,296 70.7 68.8-72.4
AGE
18-34 628 42 6.1 4.3- 8.6 586 93.9 91.4-95.7
35-54 1,161 294 22.7 19.9-25.8 867 77.3 74.2-80.1
55-64 823 369 43.5 39.3-47.8 454 56.5 52.2-60.7
65-74 721 373 51.7 47.0-56.3 348 48.3 43.7-53.0
75+ 521 326 65.2 59.9-70.1 195 34.8 29.9-40.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 508 259 35.6 30.5-41.1 249 64.4 58.9-69.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,187 466 29.6 26.7-32.8 721 70.4 67.2-73.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,081 399 27.6 24.6-30.9 682 72.4 69.1-75.4
College Graduate 1,110 288 19.6 17.1-22.3 822 80.4 77.7-82.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 516 266 38.0 32.6-43.7 250 62.0 56.3-67.4
$15,000- 24,999 686 251 25.8 22.2-29.9 435 74.2 70.1-77.8
$25,000- 34,999 438 166 31.8 26.5-37.6 272 68.2 62.4-73.5
$35,000- 49,999 492 168 28.0 23.5-33.1 324 72.0 66.9-76.5
$50,000+ 1,083 289 22.2 19.6-25.2 794 77.8 74.8-80.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,134 771 62.0 58.0-65.9 363 38.0 34.1-42.0
No 2,711 627 17.2 15.7-18.9 2,084 82.8 81.1-84.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 583 237 36.0 31.4-40.9 346 64.0 59.1-68.6
Non-Veteran 3,315 1,180 26.3 24.6-28.2 2,135 73.7 71.8-75.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

**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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