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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Arthritis Burden

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 130 *** *** *** 25 18.2 10.7-29.0 *** *** ***
Gaston 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** 54 32.4 23.1-43.4
Guilford 121 19 16.1 8.9-27.4 31 22.6 14.8-32.9 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 109 23 22.5 14.5-33.1 25 20.4 12.8-31.0 *** *** ***
New Hanover 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 92 *** *** *** 16 14.4 7.9-25.0 *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 943 234 25.1 21.3-29.4 233 23.9 20.4-27.9 476 50.9 46.4-55.4
Piedmont 1,609 347 21.8 19.1-24.8 391 24.0 21.2-27.0 871 54.2 50.8-57.6
Western NC 366 91 24.1 18.4-31.0 89 27.9 21.4-35.6 186 47.9 40.7-55.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 263 69 26.8 19.7-35.3 56 22.4 15.8-30.8 138 50.9 42.2-59.5
Northwest 526 116 22.7 18.0-28.2 132 27.0 21.9-32.9 278 50.2 44.4-56.1
Charlotte 465 114 25.2 20.0-31.2 108 23.5 18.5-29.4 243 51.2 44.8-57.6
Greensboro 335 65 19.0 13.9-25.4 84 25.4 19.7-32.2 186 55.6 48.3-62.7
Southern Regional 472 129 29.3 22.9-36.7 131 30.3 24.2-37.1 212 40.4 33.7-47.5
Southeast 186 37 19.7 13.2-28.4 34 19.1 12.4-28.2 115 61.2 51.3-70.3
Wake 359 70 20.5 15.0-27.4 94 23.5 18.0-30.2 195 55.9 48.4-63.2
Area L & Eastern 312 72 22.0 16.9-28.2 74 21.7 16.6-27.7 166 56.3 49.5-62.9

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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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