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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,924 1,563 55.5 52.9-58.0 1,361 44.5 42.0-47.1
GENDER
Male 963 486 52.4 48.2-56.6 477 47.6 43.4-51.8
Female 1,961 1,077 57.8 54.7-60.8 884 42.2 39.2-45.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,639 1,389 54.6 52.0-57.3 1,250 45.4 42.7-48.0
No 281 172 60.6 52.6-68.1 109 39.4 31.9-47.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 717 332 50.4 45.2-55.6 385 49.6 44.4-54.8
Overweight 937 468 50.2 45.7-54.8 469 49.8 45.2-54.3
Obese 1,088 669 63.6 59.6-67.4 419 36.4 32.6-40.4
Current Smoker
No 2,372 1,194 52.1 49.3-55.0 1,178 47.9 45.0-50.7
Yes 539 360 66.9 61.2-72.1 179 33.1 27.9-38.8
History of CVD**
Yes 673 431 64.8 59.8-69.6 242 35.2 30.4-40.2
No 2,204 1,101 52.8 49.8-55.7 1,103 47.2 44.3-50.2
Binge Drinker
No 2,709 1,450 55.7 53.0-58.3 1,259 44.3 41.7-47.0
Yes 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 2,748 1,470 55.6 52.9-58.2 1,278 44.4 41.8-47.1
Yes 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 525 372 70.5 64.7-75.7 153 29.5 24.3-35.3
No 2,371 1,175 52.1 49.3-55.0 1,196 47.9 45.0-50.7
Current Asthma
Yes 396 281 70.6 63.4-76.8 115 29.4 23.2-36.6
No 2,506 1,266 52.5 49.8-55.2 1,240 47.5 44.8-50.2
Diabetes
Yes 720 424 60.8 55.7-65.6 296 39.2 34.4-44.3
No 2,202 1,138 53.9 51.0-56.8 1,064 46.1 43.2-49.0
Disability
Yes 1,587 1,213 79.1 76.3-81.6 374 20.9 18.4-23.7
No 1,319 340 27.4 24.2-30.9 979 72.6 69.1-75.8

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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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