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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that -

(Ever told) 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 390 121 24.2 19.6-29.5 269 75.8 70.5-80.4
Cumberland 445 160 29.6 24.9-34.8 285 70.4 65.2-75.1
Durham 459 121 18.4 14.7-22.8 338 81.6 77.2-85.3
Forsyth 423 126 21.2 17.2-25.9 297 78.8 74.1-82.8
Gaston 369 142 23.6 19.1-28.7 227 76.4 71.3-80.9
Guilford 509 151 23.1 19.2-27.5 358 76.9 72.5-80.8
Mecklenburg 683 172 19.6 16.5-23.1 511 80.4 76.9-83.5
New Hanover 395 128 24.6 19.4-30.7 267 75.4 69.3-80.6
Union 386 115 25.9 20.2-32.5 271 74.1 67.5-79.8
Wake 697 181 20.2 17.1-23.6 516 79.8 76.4-82.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,900 1,418 27.9 26.2-29.6 2,482 72.1 70.4-73.8
Piedmont 6,339 2,010 24.2 22.9-25.5 4,329 75.8 74.5-77.1
Western NC 1,608 596 29.7 27.0-32.5 1,012 70.3 67.5-73.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,105 393 28.0 24.7-31.5 712 72.0 68.5-75.3
Northwest 1,893 687 29.2 26.8-31.7 1,206 70.8 68.3-73.2
Charlotte 1,934 610 22.6 20.4-24.9 1,324 77.4 75.1-79.6
Greensboro 1,342 440 25.5 22.9-28.3 902 74.5 71.7-77.1
Southern Regional 1,551 602 29.1 26.3-32.1 949 70.9 67.9-73.7
Southeast 738 254 29.2 25.2-33.7 484 70.8 66.3-74.8
Wake 1,676 480 22.2 19.9-24.7 1,196 77.8 75.3-80.1
Area L 398 132 23.9 19.6-28.8 266 76.1 71.2-80.4
Eastern 1,210 426 27.8 25.1-30.8 784 72.2 69.2-74.9

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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.

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