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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,896 1,162 42.2 39.7-44.8 1,734 57.8 55.2-60.3
GENDER
Male 959 362 40.4 36.3-44.7 597 59.6 55.3-63.7
Female 1,937 800 43.6 40.5-46.8 1,137 56.4 53.2-59.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,612 1,000 40.0 37.4-42.8 1,612 60.0 57.2-62.6
No 280 161 56.5 48.6-64.0 119 43.5 36.0-51.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 713 249 38.3 33.4-43.5 464 61.7 56.5-66.6
Overweight 932 348 37.2 32.9-41.8 584 62.8 58.2-67.1
Obese 1,076 506 50.3 46.2-54.5 570 49.7 45.5-53.8
Current Smoker
No 2,351 862 38.2 35.5-41.1 1,489 61.8 58.9-64.5
Yes 533 296 56.5 50.6-62.2 237 43.5 37.8-49.4
History of CVD**
Yes 665 326 49.8 44.5-55.1 339 50.2 44.9-55.5
No 2,185 819 40.5 37.6-43.5 1,366 59.5 56.5-62.4
Binge Drinker
No 2,680 1,087 42.8 40.2-45.5 1,593 57.2 54.5-59.8
Yes 136 49 33.8 24.8-44.2 87 66.2 55.8-75.2
Heavy Drinker
No 2,719 1,101 42.6 40.0-45.3 1,618 57.4 54.7-60.0
Yes 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 515 296 59.3 53.4-64.9 219 40.7 35.1-46.6
No 2,355 849 38.2 35.4-41.1 1,506 61.8 58.9-64.6
Current Asthma
Yes 394 228 60.8 53.7-67.4 166 39.2 32.6-46.3
No 2,480 923 38.6 35.9-41.4 1,557 61.4 58.6-64.1
Diabetes
Yes 707 317 46.6 41.5-51.9 390 53.4 48.1-58.5
No 2,187 844 40.9 38.0-43.9 1,343 59.1 56.1-62.0
Disability
Yes 1,571 892 58.8 55.3-62.1 679 41.2 37.9-44.7
No 1,308 261 22.3 19.2-25.8 1,047 77.7 74.2-80.8

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*For those with arthritis, this question was asked regardless of the their employment status.

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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