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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-African Americans

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
-African Americans 567 44 8.7 5.8-12.8 85 12.1 9.2-15.9 152 28.5 23.6-33.9 195 36.0 30.6-41.7 91 14.8 11.0-19.5
GENDER
Male 169 20 11.5 6.6-19.5 26 10.6 6.5-16.8 40 24.2 16.6-33.8 65 43.0 33.6-52.9 18 10.7 6.1-18.1
Female 398 24 6.7 3.7-11.9 59 13.1 9.3-18.2 112 31.4 25.4-38.2 130 31.1 25.1-37.8 73 17.6 12.6-24.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 564 44 8.8 5.8-13.0 85 12.3 9.3-16.0 150 27.9 23.0-33.4 195 36.4 31.0-42.1 90 14.7 11.0-19.4
AGE
18-34 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 21.5 13.3-32.9 *** *** *** 22 18.3 10.9-29.1
55-64 186 *** *** *** 30 13.4 8.5-20.5 50 28.5 21.1-37.2 63 35.3 27.1-44.5 32 16.1 10.2-24.3
65-74 132 *** *** *** 23 12.7 7.6-20.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 22.3 13.8-33.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 190 *** *** *** 27 11.5 6.9-18.6 52 28.6 21.0-37.6 74 42.0 32.7-51.9 20 7.5 4.2-13.1
Some Post-H.S. 160 *** *** *** 23 12.9 7.6-21.1 44 27.7 19.5-37.6 54 32.6 23.7-43.0 31 20.1 12.2-31.1
College Graduate 100 *** *** *** 23 19.1 11.9-29.1 25 21.9 14.0-32.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 27.0 18.2-38.0 58 37.8 28.1-48.6 36 26.6 18.3-37.1
$15,000- 24,999 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 301 *** *** *** 20 3.8 2.2- 6.3 60 21.8 15.9-29.1 140 48.3 40.3-56.4 70 22.6 16.3-30.4
No 264 33 14.3 9.3-21.4 65 21.2 15.6-28.2 92 35.8 28.3-44.1 55 22.9 16.6-30.6 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 490 36 7.6 4.8-11.9 74 12.8 9.5-17.1 132 29.7 24.2-35.9 163 33.7 28.0-39.8 85 16.2 11.9-21.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 285 19 6.4 3.6-11.1 41 13.5 9.1-19.7 73 29.9 23.0-37.9 104 36.6 29.4-44.5 48 13.5 9.4-19.1
No 282 25 11.3 6.5-18.9 44 10.5 7.2-15.2 79 26.8 20.3-34.5 91 35.2 27.6-43.7 43 16.2 10.3-24.4

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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.

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