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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(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 8,816 3,089 26.3 25.2-27.5 5,727 73.7 72.5-74.8
-Eastern NC 2,676 1,005 27.1 25.0-29.3 1,671 72.9 70.7-75.0
GENDER
Male 1,018 316 23.5 20.4-27.0 702 76.5 73.0-79.6
Female 1,658 689 30.4 27.6-33.3 969 69.6 66.7-72.4
RACE
White 1,529 578 28.7 26.1-31.5 951 71.3 68.5-73.9
African American 652 246 26.7 22.5-31.3 406 73.3 68.7-77.5
Other minorities 451 169 16.9 11.8-23.7 282 83.1 76.3-88.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,553 985 28.3 26.1-30.6 1,568 71.7 69.4-73.9
AGE
18-34 426 22 3.3 2.0- 5.5 404 96.7 94.5-98.0
35-54 768 212 24.8 21.1-28.9 556 75.2 71.1-78.9
55-64 582 284 48.3 42.9-53.7 298 51.7 46.3-57.1
65-74 504 267 50.4 44.2-56.6 237 49.6 43.4-55.8
75+ 367 209 60.9 54.0-67.4 158 39.1 32.6-46.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 383 190 37.8 31.2-45.0 193 62.2 55.0-68.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 798 326 27.7 24.0-31.8 472 72.3 68.2-76.0
Some Post-H.S. 774 277 25.1 21.5-29.0 497 74.9 71.0-78.5
College Graduate 718 210 19.8 16.7-23.3 508 80.2 76.7-83.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 379 193 40.7 33.8-48.1 186 59.3 51.9-66.2
$15,000- 24,999 484 201 30.8 25.8-36.3 283 69.2 63.7-74.2
$25,000- 34,999 281 105 25.8 19.8-32.9 176 74.2 67.1-80.2
$35,000- 49,999 318 115 24.9 19.6-31.2 203 75.1 68.8-80.4
$50,000+ 706 196 22.3 18.7-26.4 510 77.7 73.6-81.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 818 550 62.0 56.8-67.0 268 38.0 33.0-43.2
No 1,820 436 15.2 13.4-17.2 1,384 84.8 82.8-86.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 444 154 29.1 24.1-34.6 290 70.9 65.4-75.9
Non-Veteran 2,231 850 26.6 24.3-29.1 1,381 73.4 70.9-75.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,971 749 27.6 25.1-30.1 1,222 72.4 69.9-74.9
No 705 256 25.0 21.2-29.2 449 75.0 70.8-78.8

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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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