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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,816 3,089 26.3 25.2-27.5 5,727 73.7 72.5-74.8
GENDER
Male 3,442 1,020 23.6 21.9-25.4 2,422 76.4 74.6-78.1
Female 5,374 2,069 28.9 27.3-30.5 3,305 71.1 69.5-72.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,937 2,162 29.2 27.7-30.7 3,775 70.8 69.3-72.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,663 614 26.5 23.9-29.2 1,049 73.5 70.8-76.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 394 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 267 61 10.5 7.3-15.0 206 89.5 85.0-92.7
Hispanic 459 47 5.8 4.1- 8.2 412 94.2 91.8-95.9
AGE
18-34 1,377 83 5.5 4.3- 7.1 1,294 94.5 92.9-95.7
35-44 1,168 185 17.4 14.7-20.3 983 82.6 79.7-85.3
45-54 1,468 444 27.7 24.8-30.8 1,024 72.3 69.2-75.2
55-64 1,806 800 43.3 40.3-46.3 1,006 56.7 53.7-59.7
65-74 1,617 830 49.0 45.7-52.3 787 51.0 47.7-54.3
75+ 1,290 721 56.8 53.1-60.5 569 43.2 39.5-46.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,189 550 34.4 30.9-38.0 639 65.6 62.0-69.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,474 955 28.4 26.2-30.6 1,519 71.6 69.4-73.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,389 840 26.1 23.9-28.3 1,549 73.9 71.7-76.1
College Graduate 2,752 741 18.9 17.3-20.6 2,011 81.1 79.4-82.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,090 556 39.4 35.5-43.4 534 60.6 56.6-64.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,565 642 31.7 28.8-34.7 923 68.3 65.3-71.2
$25,000- 34,999 856 296 26.0 22.4-29.9 560 74.0 70.1-77.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,033 332 24.1 21.0-27.5 701 75.9 72.5-79.0
$50,000-74,999 925 240 19.9 17.0-23.2 685 80.1 76.8-83.0
$75,000+ 1,625 383 20.1 17.8-22.7 1,242 79.9 77.3-82.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,513 1,660 61.2 58.4-63.9 853 38.8 36.1-41.6
No 6,182 1,387 15.8 14.7-16.9 4,795 84.2 83.1-85.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,159 439 32.8 29.5-36.3 720 67.2 63.7-70.5
Non-Veteran 7,653 2,649 25.4 24.2-26.7 5,004 74.6 73.3-75.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,541 1,677 28.7 27.0-30.4 2,864 71.3 69.6-73.0
No 4,275 1,412 23.9 22.4-25.6 2,863 76.1 74.4-77.6

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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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