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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Chronic Health Conditions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 288 120 29.3 22.9-36.5 168 70.7 63.5-77.1
Cumberland 383 142 26.3 21.2-32.1 241 73.7 67.9-78.8
Durham 350 115 23.1 17.9-29.1 235 76.9 70.9-82.1
Forsyth 352 140 31.7 25.7-38.2 212 68.3 61.8-74.3
Gaston 307 127 29.7 23.3-37.0 180 70.3 63.0-76.7
Guilford 376 127 26.1 21.0-32.0 249 73.9 68.0-79.0
Mecklenburg 497 117 19.5 16.0-23.6 380 80.5 76.4-84.0
New Hanover 322 114 23.1 18.0-29.2 208 76.9 70.8-82.0
Union 288 78 17.9 12.1-25.6 210 82.1 74.4-87.9
Wake 501 96 18.6 14.8-23.2 405 81.4 76.8-85.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,676 1,005 27.1 25.0-29.3 1,671 72.9 70.7-75.0
Piedmont 5,144 1,694 24.7 23.3-26.2 3,450 75.3 73.8-76.7
Western NC 996 390 31.3 27.6-35.1 606 68.7 64.9-72.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 710 280 27.3 23.3-31.7 430 72.7 68.3-76.7
Northwest 1,436 563 33.5 30.5-36.7 873 66.5 63.3-69.5
Charlotte 1,523 492 22.2 19.7-24.9 1,031 77.8 75.1-80.3
Greensboro 1,088 349 25.4 22.3-28.8 739 74.6 71.2-77.7
Southern Regional 1,239 501 30.0 26.4-33.9 738 70.0 66.1-73.6
Southeast 552 203 28.0 23.5-33.1 349 72.0 66.9-76.5
Wake 1,328 369 21.6 18.9-24.6 959 78.4 75.4-81.1
Area L & Eastern 940 332 25.7 22.7-29.0 608 74.3 71.0-77.3

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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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