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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Please think about the past 30 days, keeping in mind all of your joint pain or aching
and whether or not you have taken medication.

DURING THE PAST 30 DAYS, how bad was your joint pain ON AVERAGE?*
(Please answer on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is no pain or aching and 10 is pain or aching as bad as it can be.)

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Total
Respond.^
No pain(0) Mild pain(1-3) Moderate pain(4-6) Severe pain(7-9) Extreme pain(10)
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,858 185 6.0 4.9- 7.3 635 21.5 19.5-23.7 984 35.6 33.1-38.1 790 28.1 25.8-30.5 264 8.8 7.3-10.5
-Eastern NC 919 53 4.3 2.8- 6.4 193 19.7 16.5-23.4 286 33.7 29.4-38.2 282 32.4 28.2-37.0 105 9.9 7.5-13.0
GENDER
Male 292 *** *** *** 78 21.5 16.1-28.1 89 31.7 24.7-39.7 83 32.1 25.0-40.3 25 10.4 6.2-16.8
Female 627 36 4.2 2.5- 6.9 115 18.5 14.7-23.0 197 35.1 30.0-40.5 199 32.7 27.8-37.9 80 9.6 7.1-12.8
RACE
White 524 25 3.0 1.8- 4.9 131 22.5 18.4-27.1 185 36.4 31.3-42.0 144 31.0 25.9-36.6 39 7.1 4.8-10.5
African American 224 *** *** *** 31 12.4 7.6-19.6 55 29.3 21.2-38.9 84 37.4 29.0-46.6 39 13.7 8.8-20.6
Other minorities 160 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 900 51 4.2 2.8- 6.4 189 19.7 16.4-23.5 282 33.9 29.6-38.5 278 32.8 28.5-37.4 100 9.4 7.0-12.4
AGE
18-34 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 199 *** *** *** 31 13.2 8.5-20.1 60 34.1 26.0-43.3 72 36.4 28.0-45.7 31 13.1 8.1-20.4
55-64 264 *** *** *** 53 18.4 12.8-25.6 83 33.8 26.7-41.8 77 30.9 23.7-39.1 34 11.5 7.1-18.0
65-74 244 *** *** *** 55 22.7 16.5-30.4 77 36.8 27.7-47.0 74 29.0 21.7-37.5 *** *** ***
75+ 183 *** *** *** 48 32.6 23.4-43.3 61 33.6 24.5-44.0 48 24.8 17.2-34.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 168 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 38 21.9 14.0-32.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 293 *** *** *** 60 20.8 15.2-27.8 90 30.3 23.7-37.7 96 37.1 29.7-45.1 27 6.3 3.5-11.2
Some Post-H.S. 262 *** *** *** 46 20.2 14.5-27.5 88 37.0 29.6-45.1 85 31.4 24.4-39.4 27 6.8 4.1-11.2
College Graduate 195 *** *** *** 68 32.7 25.0-41.3 63 35.6 27.2-45.0 41 22.9 16.1-31.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 174 *** *** *** *** *** *** 40 29.4 20.2-40.8 *** *** *** 39 22.2 14.3-32.9
$15,000- 24,999 191 *** *** *** 26 13.5 7.9-22.1 57 31.8 23.2-41.9 68 37.0 27.9-47.2 33 13.3 8.2-20.8
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 109 *** *** *** 37 25.9 17.3-36.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 181 *** *** *** 63 31.3 23.4-40.5 64 38.6 29.3-48.9 35 24.3 16.4-34.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 508 *** *** *** 54 8.9 6.1-12.7 144 32.3 26.8-38.5 211 43.2 37.1-49.5 87 14.4 10.6-19.3
No 403 39 7.7 4.7-12.3 137 33.9 27.9-40.5 141 36.5 30.1-43.4 69 18.1 13.3-24.1 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 143 *** *** *** 41 24.5 16.5-34.7 56 40.2 30.5-50.8 32 24.6 16.2-35.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 775 44 4.0 2.5- 6.2 152 18.6 15.2-22.6 230 32.1 27.4-37.2 249 34.3 29.6-39.3 100 11.0 8.2-14.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 686 40 3.9 2.4- 6.2 135 19.4 15.7-23.7 202 32.6 27.7-37.8 226 34.3 29.4-39.5 83 9.8 7.2-13.4
No 233 *** *** *** 58 21.4 15.6-28.5 84 38.7 30.6-47.5 56 23.9 17.3-32.0 *** *** ***

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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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