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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 1,608 596 29.7 27.0-32.5 1,012 70.3 67.5-73.0
GENDER
Male 617 210 28.2 24.0-32.7 407 71.8 67.3-76.0
Female 991 386 31.1 27.8-34.7 605 68.9 65.3-72.2
RACE
White 1,302 512 32.8 29.7-36.0 790 67.2 64.0-70.3
Other minorities 296 82 17.0 12.4-22.8 214 83.0 77.2-87.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,531 587 31.3 28.5-34.3 944 68.7 65.7-71.5
AGE
18-34 236 25 8.5 5.4-13.1 211 91.5 86.9-94.6
35-54 412 99 23.3 18.7-28.6 313 76.7 71.4-81.3
55-64 355 139 40.1 34.1-46.5 216 59.9 53.5-65.9
65-74 353 191 54.4 48.2-60.4 162 45.6 39.6-51.8
75+ 238 140 61.3 52.7-69.2 98 38.7 30.8-47.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 215 102 41.0 32.6-49.9 113 59.0 50.1-67.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 505 196 29.0 24.5-34.0 309 71.0 66.0-75.5
Some Post-H.S. 408 157 29.6 24.8-34.9 251 70.4 65.1-75.2
College Graduate 477 140 22.5 18.6-27.0 337 77.5 73.0-81.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 237 109 39.8 32.0-48.1 128 60.2 51.9-68.0
$15,000- 24,999 303 133 34.7 28.3-41.7 170 65.3 58.3-71.7
$25,000- 34,999 179 77 36.8 28.9-45.5 102 63.2 54.5-71.1
$35,000- 49,999 176 54 26.0 19.3-34.2 122 74.0 65.8-80.7
$50,000+ 422 101 19.4 15.5-24.1 321 80.6 75.9-84.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 468 317 64.8 58.3-70.7 151 35.2 29.3-41.7
No 1,122 272 18.4 15.8-21.4 850 81.6 78.6-84.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 186 83 41.3 33.1-50.0 103 58.7 50.0-66.9
Non-Veteran 1,422 513 28.5 25.7-31.4 909 71.5 68.6-74.3

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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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