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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,924 1,563 55.5 52.9-58.0 1,361 44.5 42.0-47.1
GENDER
Male 963 486 52.4 48.2-56.6 477 47.6 43.4-51.8
Female 1,961 1,077 57.8 54.7-60.8 884 42.2 39.2-45.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,050 1,076 55.4 52.4-58.3 974 44.6 41.7-47.6
Non-Hispanic Black 572 305 54.9 49.2-60.5 267 45.1 39.5-50.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 176 102 59.0 49.9-67.6 74 41.0 32.4-50.1
45-54 418 261 61.6 55.1-67.7 157 38.4 32.3-44.9
55-64 760 433 58.6 53.9-63.1 327 41.4 36.9-46.1
65-74 797 378 47.8 42.9-52.6 419 52.2 47.4-57.1
75+ 672 332 50.2 44.8-55.5 340 49.8 44.5-55.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 513 313 65.2 59.1-70.9 200 34.8 29.1-40.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 899 475 53.7 49.2-58.1 424 46.3 41.9-50.8
Some Post-H.S. 799 439 54.5 49.7-59.2 360 45.5 40.8-50.3
College Graduate 710 335 48.8 44.0-53.7 375 51.2 46.3-56.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 531 356 70.9 65.5-75.8 175 29.1 24.2-34.5
$15,000- 24,999 617 370 60.5 55.1-65.7 247 39.5 34.3-44.9
$25,000- 34,999 278 141 54.7 46.4-62.8 137 45.3 37.2-53.6
$35,000- 49,999 315 140 44.8 37.4-52.4 175 55.2 47.6-62.6
$50,000-74,999 236 106 45.4 37.1-53.9 130 54.6 46.1-62.9
$75,000+ 367 157 46.1 39.2-53.2 210 53.9 46.8-60.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,587 1,213 79.1 76.3-81.6 374 20.9 18.4-23.7
No 1,319 340 27.4 24.2-30.9 979 72.6 69.1-75.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 416 211 53.3 46.9-59.6 205 46.7 40.4-53.1
Non-Veteran 2,507 1,351 55.9 53.1-58.6 1,156 44.1 41.4-46.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,589 884 57.6 54.2-60.9 705 42.4 39.1-45.8
No 1,335 679 52.8 49.0-56.6 656 47.2 43.4-51.0

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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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