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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,896 1,162 42.2 39.7-44.8 1,734 57.8 55.2-60.3
-Eastern NC 937 417 48.0 43.5-52.6 520 52.0 47.4-56.5
GENDER
Male 293 131 52.0 44.1-59.8 162 48.0 40.2-55.9
Female 644 286 45.2 39.9-50.5 358 54.8 49.5-60.1
RACE
White 541 225 46.1 40.6-51.6 316 53.9 48.4-59.4
African American 224 113 53.4 44.2-62.4 111 46.6 37.6-55.8
Other minorities 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 918 412 48.5 43.9-53.1 506 51.5 46.9-56.1
AGE
18-34 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 198 122 63.7 54.8-71.7 76 36.3 28.3-45.2
55-64 264 122 48.7 40.6-56.9 142 51.3 43.1-59.4
65-74 253 99 37.3 28.6-46.9 154 62.7 53.1-71.4
75+ 191 61 30.2 21.9-40.2 130 69.8 59.8-78.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 303 127 46.3 38.8-54.0 176 53.7 46.0-61.2
Some Post-H.S. 260 118 44.6 36.7-52.8 142 55.4 47.2-63.3
College Graduate 201 73 40.5 32.0-49.5 128 59.5 50.5-68.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 111 63.9 53.1-73.4 67 36.1 26.6-46.9
$15,000- 24,999 189 106 59.1 49.1-68.4 83 40.9 31.6-50.9
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 188 57 38.7 29.2-49.2 131 61.3 50.8-70.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 514 334 66.9 61.0-72.4 180 33.1 27.6-39.0
No 413 77 21.4 15.7-28.5 336 78.6 71.5-84.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 *** *** *** 86 60.6 50.0-70.4
Non-Veteran 791 357 50.1 45.1-55.1 434 49.9 44.9-54.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 699 322 48.4 43.2-53.6 377 51.6 46.4-56.8
No 238 95 46.2 37.9-54.8 143 53.8 45.2-62.1

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*For those with arthritis, this question was asked regardless of the their employment status.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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