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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 947 77 6.9 5.2- 9.1 258 24.5 21.1-28.4 318 35.3 31.3-39.6 241 27.0 23.4-31.1 53 6.2 4.4- 8.6
Female 1,911 108 5.4 4.1- 7.0 377 19.3 17.0-21.8 666 35.8 32.8-38.9 549 28.9 26.1-31.9 211 10.7 8.7-13.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,000 116 5.1 4.0- 6.4 497 24.4 22.0-27.1 754 38.2 35.2-41.1 503 25.8 23.2-28.6 130 6.5 5.1- 8.3
Non-Hispanic Black 559 44 8.8 5.9-13.0 84 12.2 9.2-16.0 148 27.9 23.0-33.3 195 36.6 31.1-42.3 88 14.5 10.8-19.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 167 12 1.8 0.7- 4.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 174 12 7.8 4.2-13.8 29 15.2 9.7-22.9 56 31.9 24.2-40.7 57 34.5 26.0-44.0 20 10.7 5.8-18.9
45-54 419 21 6.0 3.5-10.0 87 19.6 15.0-25.2 119 30.8 25.1-37.1 137 29.6 24.2-35.5 55 14.1 9.7-20.1
55-64 743 47 5.7 4.0- 8.2 158 21.3 17.6-25.5 241 34.2 29.8-38.9 224 30.2 26.0-34.8 73 8.6 6.3-11.5
65-74 780 47 6.4 4.3- 9.4 204 25.4 21.6-29.6 281 38.9 34.1-43.8 191 23.4 19.4-27.9 57 5.9 4.0- 8.6
75+ 646 50 5.1 3.5- 7.3 138 23.0 18.8-27.8 257 44.4 39.0-49.9 151 21.5 17.7-25.8 50 6.1 4.2- 8.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 498 26 3.7 2.2- 6.1 45 6.8 4.5-10.1 153 35.4 29.2-42.0 181 37.0 31.0-43.5 93 17.1 12.7-22.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 866 58 6.4 4.4- 9.3 169 20.7 17.3-24.5 304 34.4 30.3-38.8 256 31.0 26.9-35.3 79 7.5 5.5-10.1
Some Post-H.S. 789 47 5.8 4.0- 8.3 165 23.8 19.7-28.4 290 37.7 33.3-42.4 222 25.1 21.3-29.3 65 7.6 5.3-10.9
College Graduate 703 54 8.5 6.0-12.1 255 36.1 31.6-40.9 236 33.7 29.3-38.5 131 18.4 15.0-22.3 27 3.2 1.9- 5.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 518 26 4.7 2.9- 7.4 52 8.7 6.0-12.6 133 28.1 22.8-34.1 213 39.1 33.2-45.4 94 19.4 14.9-24.8
$15,000- 24,999 609 34 5.1 3.2- 7.8 89 11.6 8.9-15.1 211 36.7 31.6-42.2 215 38.0 32.7-43.6 60 8.6 5.6-13.0
$25,000- 34,999 277 15 5.4 2.7-10.6 47 16.9 11.4-24.3 113 40.9 32.8-49.6 81 30.9 23.9-38.9 21 5.9 3.1-10.8
$35,000- 49,999 313 17 5.6 2.8-10.6 105 31.8 25.3-39.1 120 38.8 31.6-46.5 53 17.1 12.1-23.7 18 6.7 3.7-11.9
$50,000-74,999 226 14 5.4 2.7-10.5 80 38.2 29.9-47.2 87 38.3 30.3-47.0 36 14.4 9.6-21.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 362 34 8.9 5.8-13.4 140 34.8 28.5-41.7 130 35.7 29.3-42.7 52 17.0 12.3-22.9 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,550 47 2.1 1.3- 3.2 172 9.1 7.5-11.0 504 34.9 31.6-38.4 607 40.6 37.1-44.1 220 13.4 11.0-16.1
No 1,292 135 10.5 8.4-13.1 459 36.3 32.7-40.1 475 36.6 33.0-40.4 181 13.3 11.0-16.0 42 3.2 2.0- 5.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 404 37 8.8 5.7-13.2 118 26.8 21.5-32.7 140 34.3 28.5-40.6 94 25.1 19.6-31.5 15 5.1 2.8- 9.2
Non-Veteran 2,453 148 5.5 4.4- 6.9 517 20.5 18.4-22.9 844 35.8 33.2-38.6 695 28.7 26.2-31.3 249 9.4 7.8-11.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,550 89 4.5 3.4- 6.0 314 20.8 18.1-23.7 527 35.8 32.5-39.2 470 30.8 27.7-34.2 150 8.1 6.3-10.3
No 1,308 96 7.9 6.0-10.3 321 22.4 19.4-25.7 457 35.4 31.7-39.2 320 24.7 21.6-28.2 114 9.6 7.3-12.5

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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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