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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

During the past 30 days, to what extent has your arthritis or joint symptoms interfered with your normal social activities,
such as going shopping, to the movies, or to religious or social gatherings?*

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  Total
Respond.^
A lot A little Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,918 672 23.0 20.9-25.2 713 24.8 22.6-27.1 1,533 52.2 49.7-54.8
GENDER
Male 964 186 20.6 17.4-24.2 221 22.0 18.7-25.8 557 57.4 53.1-61.5
Female 1,954 486 24.7 22.1-27.7 492 26.9 24.1-29.9 976 48.4 45.2-51.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,041 430 20.8 18.4-23.3 467 24.0 21.5-26.8 1,144 55.2 52.2-58.2
Non-Hispanic Black 575 154 29.4 24.3-35.1 166 26.9 22.4-31.9 255 43.7 38.1-49.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 169 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 76 16 17.3 9.7-28.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 173 46 30.2 22.0-40.0 44 24.2 17.3-32.9 83 45.5 36.6-54.8
45-54 420 138 30.9 25.4-36.9 108 24.8 19.6-31.0 174 44.3 38.0-50.8
55-64 761 201 24.3 20.6-28.6 195 25.7 21.8-30.1 365 50.0 45.3-54.7
65-74 795 130 14.8 11.7-18.5 178 21.5 17.8-25.6 487 63.8 59.0-68.2
75+ 670 137 19.2 15.5-23.5 158 22.7 18.8-27.3 375 58.0 52.8-63.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 506 164 30.9 25.4-37.2 146 29.5 23.9-35.8 196 39.6 33.5-46.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 896 222 25.1 21.4-29.1 207 22.4 19.0-26.3 467 52.5 48.1-56.9
Some Post-H.S. 799 194 21.4 17.7-25.5 212 26.9 22.9-31.3 393 51.8 47.0-56.5
College Graduate 714 92 12.9 10.0-16.4 147 19.0 15.6-22.8 475 68.1 63.6-72.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 529 219 39.0 33.1-45.2 129 26.6 21.3-32.7 181 34.4 29.0-40.3
$15,000- 24,999 616 171 30.1 25.2-35.5 178 29.5 24.6-34.9 267 40.4 35.2-45.8
$25,000- 34,999 281 60 21.5 15.7-28.6 69 22.5 16.5-30.0 152 56.0 47.7-63.9
$35,000- 49,999 316 46 16.1 11.0-23.0 72 23.1 17.4-30.0 198 60.8 53.1-68.0
$50,000-74,999 235 25 9.5 5.7-15.3 55 20.3 14.6-27.5 155 70.2 62.2-77.1
$75,000+ 367 36 12.8 8.6-18.6 72 20.0 14.9-26.4 259 67.2 60.1-73.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,578 604 38.5 35.1-42.0 440 29.0 25.8-32.4 534 32.5 29.4-35.8
No 1,323 64 4.7 3.4- 6.4 267 19.7 16.9-22.8 992 75.7 72.3-78.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 413 70 19.7 14.8-25.7 97 20.0 15.5-25.3 246 60.3 53.9-66.5
Non-Veteran 2,504 601 23.6 21.3-26.0 616 25.7 23.3-28.3 1,287 50.7 47.9-53.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,581 402 24.2 21.3-27.3 393 26.8 23.7-30.1 786 49.0 45.6-52.5
No 1,337 270 21.4 18.4-24.8 320 22.3 19.4-25.5 747 56.2 52.4-60.0

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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.

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