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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 2,918 672 23.0 20.9-25.2 713 24.8 22.6-27.1 1,533 52.2 49.7-54.8
GENDER
Male 964 186 20.6 17.4-24.2 221 22.0 18.7-25.8 557 57.4 53.1-61.5
Female 1,954 486 24.7 22.1-27.7 492 26.9 24.1-29.9 976 48.4 45.2-51.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,634 587 21.7 19.6-24.0 627 23.9 21.6-26.3 1,420 54.4 51.7-57.1
No 280 85 31.3 24.4-39.0 86 31.1 24.2-39.0 109 37.7 30.5-45.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 721 129 18.8 15.0-23.4 161 21.6 17.7-26.2 431 59.5 54.3-64.5
Overweight 939 182 19.7 16.3-23.6 225 22.6 19.1-26.6 532 57.7 53.1-62.1
Obese 1,079 321 28.9 25.2-32.8 285 28.4 24.6-32.4 473 42.8 38.8-46.9
Current Smoker
No 2,370 489 20.7 18.4-23.1 566 23.6 21.3-26.1 1,315 55.7 52.9-58.5
Yes 535 181 31.1 26.0-36.7 143 28.3 23.2-34.1 211 40.6 34.9-46.5
History of CVD**
Yes 673 222 30.3 25.6-35.5 170 27.2 22.6-32.3 281 42.5 37.4-47.7
No 2,200 435 20.8 18.5-23.3 533 24.3 21.8-26.9 1,232 54.9 52.0-57.9
Binge Drinker
No 2,699 627 23.2 21.0-25.5 654 24.7 22.4-27.1 1,418 52.1 49.4-54.8
Yes 137 24 15.9 9.7-25.1 39 27.7 19.4-37.9 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 2,738 633 22.9 20.8-25.2 673 25.1 22.9-27.5 1,432 51.9 49.3-54.6
Yes 97 *** *** *** 19 15.3 8.9-25.0 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 516 223 39.6 33.9-45.5 120 22.8 18.2-28.3 173 37.6 31.9-43.7
No 2,374 436 19.1 16.9-21.5 585 25.2 22.7-27.8 1,353 55.7 52.9-58.5
Current Asthma
Yes 391 158 36.4 30.0-43.3 101 29.0 22.7-36.2 132 34.6 28.2-41.7
No 2,506 504 20.3 18.1-22.6 606 23.9 21.7-26.4 1,396 55.8 53.0-58.5
Diabetes
Yes 716 216 30.3 25.8-35.2 180 26.8 22.3-31.9 320 42.9 37.9-48.0
No 2,200 455 20.8 18.5-23.3 533 24.2 21.8-26.8 1,212 55.0 52.1-57.9
Disability
Yes 1,578 604 38.5 35.1-42.0 440 29.0 25.8-32.4 534 32.5 29.4-35.8
No 1,323 64 4.7 3.4- 6.4 267 19.7 16.9-22.8 992 75.7 72.3-78.7

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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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