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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 685 46 5.2 3.7- 7.4 209 28.8 24.5-33.5 250 38.3 33.5-43.2 152 23.2 19.2-27.7 28 4.5 2.9- 7.0
African American 169 20 11.5 6.6-19.5 26 10.6 6.5-16.8 40 24.2 16.6-33.8 65 43.0 33.6-52.9 18 10.7 6.1-18.1
Other Minorities 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 133 *** *** *** 26 19.2 11.8-29.6 43 32.7 23.5-43.6 42 30.0 21.4-40.4 *** *** ***
55-64 264 21 7.0 4.2-11.5 62 22.4 16.5-29.7 84 33.1 26.2-40.8 77 29.9 23.4-37.3 20 7.5 4.4-12.7
65-74 256 19 5.5 3.0- 9.7 85 28.1 22.0-35.3 88 40.4 32.2-49.1 53 19.9 13.5-28.5 *** *** ***
75+ 184 *** *** *** 63 36.7 27.9-46.5 66 38.1 29.0-48.0 35 17.0 11.3-24.9 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 *** *** *** 23 9.4 5.4-15.9 52 37.1 27.6-47.8 61 37.6 28.2-48.0 17 12.0 7.0-19.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 276 20 6.7 3.9-11.2 59 19.3 14.1-25.9 96 35.9 28.8-43.7 81 30.6 24.1-38.0 20 7.5 4.3-12.8
Some Post-H.S. 248 *** *** *** 73 33.5 25.8-42.1 90 34.5 27.4-42.3 58 22.9 16.7-30.5 *** *** ***
College Graduate 257 28 12.3 7.9-18.7 103 36.2 29.4-43.6 79 33.4 26.4-41.2 41 15.9 11.2-22.2 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** 37 30.3 21.2-41.3 65 39.9 30.0-50.6 17 16.1 9.4-26.0
$15,000- 24,999 192 *** *** *** 36 13.6 8.9-20.2 56 28.4 20.9-37.3 74 44.2 35.2-53.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 170 23 12.2 7.4-19.5 65 33.9 25.1-44.0 58 36.0 26.9-46.2 22 17.4 10.8-26.8 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 511 *** *** *** 74 10.7 8.0-14.2 173 36.7 31.3-42.4 202 41.4 35.9-47.2 46 10.0 7.0-14.0
No 430 60 13.8 10.1-18.4 181 41.2 35.0-47.7 145 34.1 28.2-40.5 38 9.4 6.2-14.1 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 373 36 9.0 5.8-13.7 111 27.8 22.3-34.0 127 33.2 27.3-39.7 85 24.9 19.2-31.6 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 573 41 5.8 4.0- 8.4 147 22.8 18.5-27.8 191 36.5 31.3-42.0 155 28.2 23.5-33.4 39 6.7 4.5- 9.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 493 31 4.3 2.6- 6.9 122 23.3 18.6-28.6 168 34.2 28.7-40.0 142 31.7 26.3-37.7 30 6.6 4.2-10.2
No 454 46 10.0 7.0-14.0 136 26.0 21.0-31.7 150 36.7 30.9-42.9 99 21.6 17.1-27.0 23 5.7 3.4- 9.4

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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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