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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,924 1,563 55.5 52.9-58.0 1,361 44.5 42.0-47.1
-Eastern NC 942 523 58.0 53.5-62.3 419 42.0 37.7-46.5
GENDER
Male 295 158 57.9 50.0-65.4 137 42.1 34.6-50.0
Female 647 365 58.0 52.8-63.1 282 42.0 36.9-47.2
RACE
White 542 299 60.2 54.9-65.3 243 39.8 34.7-45.1
African American 226 124 53.7 44.5-62.8 102 46.3 37.2-55.5
Other minorities 163 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 922 517 58.6 54.1-63.0 405 41.4 37.0-45.9
AGE
18-34 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 199 125 65.9 57.0-73.8 74 34.1 26.2-43.0
55-64 266 149 58.0 49.9-65.8 117 42.0 34.2-50.1
65-74 254 138 52.0 42.8-61.1 116 48.0 38.9-57.2
75+ 192 95 51.2 41.2-61.1 97 48.8 38.9-58.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 174 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 306 163 54.5 46.9-61.9 143 45.5 38.1-53.1
Some Post-H.S. 262 151 59.5 51.6-66.9 111 40.5 33.1-48.4
College Graduate 198 101 57.3 48.4-65.7 97 42.7 34.3-51.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 179 120 69.1 58.9-77.7 59 30.9 22.3-41.1
$15,000- 24,999 193 122 62.7 52.7-71.8 71 37.3 28.2-47.3
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 188 84 46.5 37.1-56.2 104 53.5 43.8-62.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 518 412 82.3 77.6-86.3 106 17.7 13.7-22.4
No 414 106 25.7 20.5-31.7 308 74.3 68.3-79.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 795 444 58.6 53.6-63.4 351 41.4 36.6-46.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 707 403 58.3 53.1-63.2 304 41.7 36.8-46.9
No 235 120 56.6 48.2-64.7 115 43.4 35.3-51.8

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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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