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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 8,816 3,089 26.3 25.2-27.5 5,727 73.7 72.5-74.8
-FEMALES 5,374 2,069 28.9 27.3-30.5 3,305 71.1 69.5-72.7
RACE
White 3,717 1,473 31.6 29.7-33.6 2,244 68.4 66.4-70.3
African American 1,107 432 27.9 24.6-31.5 675 72.1 68.5-75.4
Other Minorities 475 148 10.8 7.6-15.2 327 89.2 84.8-92.4
AGE
18-34 759 47 5.1 3.7- 7.1 712 94.9 92.9-96.3
35-44 656 106 18.8 15.1-23.2 550 81.2 76.8-84.9
45-54 896 306 31.1 27.2-35.2 590 68.9 64.8-72.8
55-64 1,094 512 44.9 41.0-48.8 582 55.1 51.2-59.0
65-74 1,022 558 52.9 48.7-57.0 464 47.1 43.0-51.3
75+ 884 519 59.6 55.0-63.9 365 40.4 36.1-45.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 684 371 39.5 34.6-44.7 313 60.5 55.3-65.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,488 652 34.8 31.7-38.0 836 65.2 62.0-68.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,548 575 27.0 24.4-29.9 973 73.0 70.1-75.6
College Graduate 1,649 470 19.1 17.0-21.4 1,179 80.9 78.6-83.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 730 405 43.0 38.0-48.2 325 57.0 51.8-62.0
$15,000- 24,999 966 441 35.7 31.8-39.9 525 64.3 60.1-68.2
$25,000- 34,999 534 212 29.2 24.4-34.6 322 70.8 65.4-75.6
$35,000- 49,999 624 206 24.5 20.6-28.9 418 75.5 71.1-79.4
$50,000- 74,999 537 145 20.3 16.5-24.7 392 79.7 75.3-83.5
$75,000+ 843 198 18.4 15.4-21.9 645 81.6 78.1-84.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,591 1,114 64.5 60.8-68.0 477 35.5 32.0-39.2
No 3,710 927 17.5 16.1-19.0 2,783 82.5 81.0-83.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 125 32 16.8 10.8-25.1 93 83.2 74.9-89.2
Non-Veteran 5,249 2,037 29.2 27.6-30.8 3,212 70.8 69.2-72.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,826 1,149 32.0 29.8-34.3 1,677 68.0 65.7-70.2
No 2,548 920 25.6 23.4-27.8 1,628 74.4 72.2-76.6

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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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