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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 2,918 672 23.0 20.9-25.2 713 24.8 22.6-27.1 1,533 52.2 49.7-54.8
-FEMALES 1,954 486 24.7 22.1-27.7 492 26.9 24.1-29.9 976 48.4 45.2-51.5
RACE
White 1,390 322 23.8 20.8-27.1 334 25.8 22.6-29.2 734 50.4 46.8-54.1
African American 407 110 28.0 21.9-34.9 121 30.6 24.7-37.3 176 41.4 34.9-48.2
Other Minorities 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 285 99 32.9 25.9-40.7 76 28.0 20.9-36.4 110 39.1 31.9-46.9
55-64 490 141 26.6 21.7-32.1 127 26.5 21.6-32.0 222 46.9 41.1-52.8
65-74 538 96 16.0 12.2-20.6 126 22.4 18.2-27.2 316 61.6 56.0-67.0
75+ 479 108 21.6 17.0-26.9 114 25.3 20.3-31.1 257 53.1 46.8-59.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 336 117 33.0 25.7-41.2 103 32.9 25.5-41.3 116 34.1 26.9-42.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 615 160 26.1 21.6-31.0 138 22.3 18.1-27.2 317 51.6 46.3-57.0
Some Post-H.S. 548 151 25.3 20.5-30.7 152 30.9 25.7-36.5 245 43.9 38.3-49.6
College Graduate 454 58 11.6 8.5-15.8 99 20.4 16.1-25.4 297 68.0 62.3-73.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 383 172 45.8 38.5-53.4 89 24.7 18.6-31.9 122 29.5 23.7-36.1
$15,000- 24,999 423 117 27.3 21.7-33.8 132 36.0 29.4-43.1 174 36.7 30.6-43.3
$25,000- 34,999 206 47 24.1 16.8-33.3 52 20.6 14.5-28.5 107 55.3 45.5-64.7
$35,000- 49,999 196 29 17.2 10.8-26.5 53 27.8 20.1-37.2 114 54.9 45.4-64.1
$50,000- 74,999 144 14 6.4 3.5-11.2 32 23.1 15.1-33.7 98 70.5 60.0-79.2
$75,000+ 195 20 15.5 8.9-25.7 40 21.5 14.5-30.7 135 62.9 52.7-72.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,058 441 42.5 38.2-47.0 291 29.0 25.1-33.3 326 28.4 24.8-32.4
No 885 43 4.3 3.0- 6.3 196 24.0 20.3-28.2 646 71.7 67.4-75.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,923 480 24.8 22.1-27.7 483 26.9 24.1-29.9 960 48.3 45.1-51.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,081 290 24.8 21.4-28.6 279 28.9 25.1-33.0 512 46.3 42.3-50.4
No 873 196 24.7 20.5-29.4 213 24.3 20.4-28.7 464 51.0 46.1-55.9

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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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