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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
White 1,358 70 4.8 3.4- 6.6 295 20.7 18.0-23.7 516 37.6 34.1-41.2 369 28.5 25.3-32.0 108 8.4 6.3-11.2
African American 398 24 6.7 3.7-11.9 59 13.1 9.3-18.2 112 31.4 25.4-38.2 130 31.1 25.1-37.8 73 17.6 12.6-24.1
Other Minorities 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 286 *** *** *** 61 20.0 14.6-26.6 76 29.3 22.6-36.9 95 29.2 22.9-36.4 45 17.4 11.1-26.1
55-64 479 26 4.6 2.8- 7.7 96 20.3 16.0-25.5 157 35.1 29.6-41.1 147 30.5 25.3-36.2 53 9.4 6.6-13.2
65-74 524 28 7.1 4.3-11.6 119 23.5 18.9-28.8 193 37.8 32.3-43.7 138 25.8 21.1-31.2 46 5.8 3.9- 8.5
75+ 462 36 5.2 3.3- 8.2 75 15.3 11.6-19.7 191 48.0 41.5-54.5 116 24.0 19.3-29.5 44 7.5 5.1-11.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 333 *** *** *** 22 4.6 2.7- 7.8 101 33.8 26.3-42.2 120 36.6 29.1-44.8 76 21.5 15.1-29.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 590 38 6.3 3.8-10.3 110 21.7 17.5-26.5 208 33.4 28.6-38.5 175 31.2 26.2-36.7 59 7.5 5.3-10.5
Some Post-H.S. 541 30 5.6 3.5- 8.8 92 17.3 13.5-21.9 200 39.9 34.4-45.7 164 26.6 22.1-31.7 55 10.6 7.1-15.7
College Graduate 446 *** *** *** 152 36.1 30.1-42.5 157 34.0 28.6-40.0 90 20.5 16.0-25.8 21 4.1 2.3- 7.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 374 21 5.7 3.3- 9.4 32 7.5 4.8-11.7 96 26.6 20.5-33.8 148 38.6 31.4-46.3 77 21.6 16.1-28.4
$15,000- 24,999 417 21 3.9 2.3- 6.7 53 10.4 7.2-14.6 155 42.2 35.6-49.2 141 33.9 27.7-40.6 47 9.6 5.5-16.3
$25,000- 34,999 204 *** *** *** 33 15.7 9.8-24.1 80 37.3 27.9-47.7 64 34.6 25.9-44.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 194 *** *** *** 57 27.7 20.1-36.8 79 35.9 27.8-44.9 35 20.6 14.1-29.1 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 17.3 10.7-26.7 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 192 *** *** *** 75 35.9 27.4-45.3 72 35.3 26.9-44.8 30 16.5 11.0-23.9 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,039 31 2.7 1.6- 4.7 98 7.9 6.1-10.1 331 33.5 29.5-37.8 405 39.9 35.6-44.4 174 16.0 12.7-19.9
No 862 75 8.1 5.9-11.1 278 32.7 28.5-37.1 330 38.5 34.1-43.1 143 16.2 13.3-19.7 36 4.4 2.7- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,880 107 5.4 4.1- 7.1 370 19.4 17.1-22.0 653 35.5 32.5-38.6 540 28.9 26.1-31.9 210 10.8 8.7-13.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,057 58 4.7 3.3- 6.7 192 19.0 16.0-22.4 359 36.9 33.0-41.1 328 30.2 26.5-34.2 120 9.2 6.9-12.1
No 854 50 6.2 4.1- 9.4 185 19.6 16.2-23.5 307 34.3 29.8-39.0 221 27.2 23.1-31.8 91 12.7 9.3-17.1

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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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