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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

During the past 30 days, to what extent has your arthritis or joint symptoms interfered with your normal social activities,
such as going shopping, to the movies, or to religious or social gatherings?*

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Total
Respond.^
A lot A little Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,918 672 23.0 20.9-25.2 713 24.8 22.6-27.1 1,533 52.2 49.7-54.8
-Eastern NC 943 234 25.1 21.3-29.4 233 23.9 20.4-27.9 476 50.9 46.4-55.4
GENDER
Male 298 70 26.4 20.0-34.1 61 17.1 12.1-23.8 167 56.4 48.5-64.0
Female 645 164 24.2 19.8-29.2 172 28.9 24.3-34.0 309 46.9 41.7-52.1
RACE
White 543 121 23.9 19.4-28.9 122 23.2 18.8-28.3 300 52.9 47.5-58.3
African American 227 58 26.0 18.7-34.9 70 25.2 19.0-32.6 99 48.8 39.7-57.9
Other minorities 162 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 923 229 24.9 21.1-29.2 228 24.1 20.5-28.2 466 51.0 46.4-55.5
AGE
18-34 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 198 67 37.2 28.7-46.6 54 23.6 16.9-31.9 77 39.2 30.8-48.4
55-64 270 66 22.9 16.7-30.6 75 27.3 20.9-34.8 129 49.8 41.7-57.8
65-74 253 53 16.0 10.9-22.8 53 20.2 14.3-27.9 147 63.7 55.1-71.6
75+ 191 40 21.0 13.9-30.5 45 20.0 13.5-28.7 106 58.9 48.9-68.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 172 54 25.4 17.1-36.0 49 28.7 19.8-39.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 304 76 27.5 21.0-35.1 68 19.1 14.1-25.5 160 53.4 45.7-60.9
Some Post-H.S. 264 74 25.5 18.9-33.6 70 23.7 17.9-30.7 120 50.7 42.8-58.6
College Graduate 201 30 19.2 12.9-27.8 45 25.3 18.0-34.4 126 55.4 46.4-64.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 179 72 31.1 22.5-41.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 194 63 37.2 28.0-47.4 61 27.7 20.1-36.8 70 35.2 26.5-45.0
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** 27 18.0 10.7-28.7 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 188 23 15.3 9.5-23.8 33 16.0 10.5-23.6 132 68.7 59.3-76.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 518 213 41.6 35.7-47.8 143 26.9 21.9-32.6 162 31.5 26.1-37.4
No 416 *** *** *** 86 19.0 14.6-24.3 311 78.1 72.5-82.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 25 21.0 13.2-31.7 29 14.0 8.6-21.9 92 65.0 54.4-74.4
Non-Veteran 796 208 26.1 21.9-30.8 204 26.3 22.2-30.9 384 47.6 42.6-52.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 705 187 25.3 21.0-30.1 174 23.7 19.7-28.3 344 51.0 45.8-56.1
No 238 47 24.4 17.0-33.8 59 24.9 18.5-32.7 132 50.7 42.2-59.2

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*This question was asked of those with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

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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