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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Please think about the past 30 days, keeping in mind all of your joint pain or aching
and whether or not you have taken medication.

DURING THE PAST 30 DAYS, how bad was your joint pain ON AVERAGE?*
(Please answer on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is no pain or aching and 10 is pain or aching as bad as it can be.)

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  Total
Respond.^
No pain(0) Mild pain(1-3) Moderate pain(4-6) Severe pain(7-9) Extreme pain(10)
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,858 185 6.0 4.9- 7.3 635 21.5 19.5-23.7 984 35.6 33.1-38.1 790 28.1 25.8-30.5 264 8.8 7.3-10.5
GENDER
Male 947 77 6.9 5.2- 9.1 258 24.5 21.1-28.4 318 35.3 31.3-39.6 241 27.0 23.4-31.1 53 6.2 4.4- 8.6
Female 1,911 108 5.4 4.1- 7.0 377 19.3 17.0-21.8 666 35.8 32.8-38.9 549 28.9 26.1-31.9 211 10.7 8.7-13.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,577 167 5.8 4.7- 7.2 587 22.2 20.1-24.5 902 37.0 34.4-39.7 691 26.8 24.4-29.2 230 8.2 6.7-10.0
No 278 18 7.4 4.3-12.3 47 17.2 12.0-24.0 80 25.6 19.3-33.1 99 37.2 29.8-45.1 34 12.7 8.4-18.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 704 43 6.5 4.2- 9.9 196 25.2 21.1-29.9 254 38.3 33.3-43.6 158 23.4 19.2-28.2 53 6.5 4.6- 9.3
Overweight 921 69 6.9 5.0- 9.5 218 24.1 20.4-28.3 336 36.1 31.7-40.7 234 27.4 23.4-31.7 64 5.5 3.7- 8.1
Obese 1,064 55 4.5 3.2- 6.3 185 16.5 13.8-19.7 346 34.2 30.4-38.2 353 32.4 28.6-36.4 125 12.4 9.6-16.0
Current Smoker
No 2,320 161 6.8 5.5- 8.3 564 24.4 22.0-27.0 814 36.5 33.8-39.3 593 24.6 22.3-27.2 188 7.7 6.2- 9.5
Yes 527 *** *** *** 70 11.7 8.7-15.6 169 33.1 27.6-39.0 192 39.5 33.9-45.5 74 12.4 8.9-17.0
History of CVD**
Yes 664 33 3.4 2.2- 5.2 90 13.0 10.0-16.8 221 38.3 33.2-43.8 239 34.4 29.5-39.7 81 10.9 8.0-14.7
No 2,151 150 6.7 5.4- 8.3 535 23.9 21.5-26.5 752 35.1 32.3-38.0 538 26.3 23.8-29.1 176 7.9 6.3- 9.9
Binge Drinker
No 2,647 172 6.1 4.9- 7.4 587 21.5 19.4-23.7 912 35.9 33.4-38.6 736 28.1 25.8-30.6 240 8.4 6.9-10.2
Yes 132 *** *** *** 36 25.9 17.8-36.1 43 31.1 22.1-41.7 33 26.2 17.7-36.9 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 2,687 175 6.1 5.0- 7.4 588 21.2 19.2-23.5 922 35.5 32.9-38.1 754 28.6 26.2-31.1 248 8.6 7.1-10.4
Yes 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 506 19 3.1 1.7- 5.4 54 10.2 7.3-13.9 144 29.8 24.5-35.8 200 40.8 35.0-47.0 89 16.1 12.3-20.9
No 2,326 166 6.7 5.5- 8.3 580 24.2 21.8-26.7 831 36.9 34.1-39.7 575 25.1 22.7-27.6 174 7.2 5.7- 9.0
Current Asthma
Yes 391 *** *** *** 41 12.8 8.2-19.5 113 30.4 24.3-37.3 155 37.9 31.3-44.9 67 15.5 11.4-20.7
No 2,447 170 6.6 5.4- 8.0 592 23.3 21.1-25.6 866 36.5 33.9-39.2 625 26.2 23.8-28.7 194 7.4 5.9- 9.3
Diabetes
Yes 700 43 5.2 3.5- 7.8 110 15.3 12.0-19.2 226 31.9 27.4-36.7 220 33.0 28.2-38.1 101 14.7 11.0-19.4
No 2,156 141 6.3 5.0- 7.8 525 23.4 21.0-25.9 758 36.7 33.8-39.6 569 26.7 24.1-29.4 163 7.0 5.6- 8.8
Disability
Yes 1,550 47 2.1 1.3- 3.2 172 9.1 7.5-11.0 504 34.9 31.6-38.4 607 40.6 37.1-44.1 220 13.4 11.0-16.1
No 1,292 135 10.5 8.4-13.1 459 36.3 32.7-40.1 475 36.6 33.0-40.4 181 13.3 11.0-16.0 42 3.2 2.0- 5.1

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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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