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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,896 1,162 42.2 39.7-44.8 1,734 57.8 55.2-60.3
GENDER
Male 959 362 40.4 36.3-44.7 597 59.6 55.3-63.7
Female 1,937 800 43.6 40.5-46.8 1,137 56.4 53.2-59.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,031 759 39.7 36.8-42.7 1,272 60.3 57.3-63.2
Non-Hispanic Black 567 264 50.4 44.7-56.2 303 49.6 43.8-55.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 170 87 50.9 41.6-60.2 83 49.1 39.8-58.4
45-54 421 221 51.0 44.6-57.4 200 49.0 42.6-55.4
55-64 757 348 45.9 41.2-50.6 409 54.1 49.4-58.8
65-74 789 254 32.2 27.8-37.1 535 67.8 62.9-72.2
75+ 659 204 30.1 25.5-35.1 455 69.9 64.9-74.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 506 263 56.8 50.5-63.0 243 43.2 37.0-49.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 892 373 43.0 38.7-47.4 519 57.0 52.6-61.3
Some Post-H.S. 788 323 39.2 34.7-44.0 465 60.8 56.0-65.3
College Graduate 707 202 29.3 25.1-33.9 505 70.7 66.1-74.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 528 304 59.2 53.1-65.1 224 40.8 34.9-46.9
$15,000- 24,999 604 302 53.4 47.8-58.9 302 46.6 41.1-52.2
$25,000- 34,999 282 113 39.3 31.7-47.5 169 60.7 52.5-68.3
$35,000- 49,999 313 98 36.8 29.3-44.9 215 63.2 55.1-70.7
$50,000-74,999 235 70 29.9 22.9-38.0 165 70.1 62.0-77.1
$75,000+ 366 83 28.0 21.8-35.2 283 72.0 64.8-78.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,571 892 58.8 55.3-62.1 679 41.2 37.9-44.7
No 1,308 261 22.3 19.2-25.8 1,047 77.7 74.2-80.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 411 137 34.1 28.3-40.5 274 65.9 59.5-71.7
Non-Veteran 2,484 1,024 43.8 41.0-46.6 1,460 56.2 53.4-59.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,573 676 45.4 41.9-48.8 897 54.6 51.2-58.1
No 1,323 486 38.3 34.7-42.2 837 61.7 57.8-65.3

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*For those with arthritis, this question was asked regardless of the their employment status.

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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