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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-Whites

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Whites 2,043 116 5.0 3.9- 6.3 504 24.2 21.7-26.8 766 37.9 35.0-40.8 521 26.2 23.7-29.0 136 6.8 5.3- 8.6
GENDER
Male 685 46 5.2 3.7- 7.4 209 28.8 24.5-33.5 250 38.3 33.5-43.2 152 23.2 19.2-27.7 28 4.5 2.9- 7.0
Female 1,358 70 4.8 3.4- 6.6 295 20.7 18.0-23.7 516 37.6 34.1-41.2 369 28.5 25.3-32.0 108 8.4 6.3-11.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,019 116 5.0 4.0- 6.4 501 24.4 22.0-27.1 758 37.9 35.1-40.9 512 26.0 23.5-28.8 132 6.5 5.1- 8.4
AGE
18-34 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 111 *** *** *** 17 15.8 9.1-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 289 *** *** *** 72 24.6 18.5-31.9 94 34.3 27.3-42.1 86 25.8 19.9-32.6 28 12.6 7.5-20.5
55-64 484 29 4.9 3.1- 7.6 115 23.4 18.9-28.7 168 36.2 30.8-42.0 141 29.8 24.8-35.4 31 5.6 3.7- 8.4
65-74 593 29 5.6 3.4- 9.1 168 27.8 23.4-32.6 226 39.2 34.2-44.6 134 22.5 18.1-27.5 36 4.9 3.1- 7.7
75+ 500 37 5.3 3.5- 8.0 115 23.2 18.7-28.5 216 47.3 41.3-53.4 104 18.9 15.1-23.5 28 5.2 3.3- 8.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 302 *** *** *** 19 5.4 3.0- 9.6 109 38.3 30.7-46.4 121 41.1 33.6-49.2 45 13.8 9.0-20.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 609 34 5.3 3.4- 8.1 133 23.9 19.8-28.6 234 36.5 31.6-41.7 161 27.0 22.6-31.9 47 7.3 5.0-10.5
Some Post-H.S. 574 35 5.3 3.5- 8.0 135 27.1 22.2-32.6 227 40.0 34.8-45.4 150 23.1 19.0-27.9 27 4.5 2.6- 7.6
College Graduate 556 39 7.7 5.0-11.6 216 38.7 33.5-44.0 195 35.6 30.6-41.0 89 15.2 11.8-19.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 314 *** *** *** 35 10.8 7.0-16.3 91 29.4 22.6-37.2 133 42.0 34.3-50.0 42 14.1 9.6-20.4
$15,000- 24,999 413 *** *** *** 61 12.2 8.9-16.6 158 38.0 31.8-44.6 143 37.4 31.1-44.1 32 8.6 4.9-14.7
$25,000- 34,999 191 *** *** *** 32 15.4 9.5-23.8 85 45.5 35.8-55.6 55 29.0 21.2-38.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 234 *** *** *** 84 35.5 27.7-44.1 101 43.9 35.5-52.7 30 11.1 7.0-17.1 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 185 *** *** *** 65 38.5 29.6-48.2 76 41.6 32.7-51.1 27 12.0 7.5-18.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 300 27 8.0 5.0-12.6 122 37.6 30.5-45.3 104 35.8 28.8-43.4 42 16.0 11.2-22.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,111 30 1.7 1.0- 2.6 141 10.7 8.6-13.1 410 38.3 34.4-42.4 412 38.9 35.0-43.0 118 10.5 8.1-13.4
No 921 83 8.7 6.6-11.5 360 41.1 36.7-45.6 352 37.5 33.2-41.9 108 10.5 8.2-13.2 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 303 25 6.5 3.9-10.7 100 32.5 25.9-39.8 113 38.0 31.1-45.4 56 18.8 13.3-25.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,740 91 4.7 3.6- 6.1 404 22.7 20.1-25.5 653 37.8 34.7-41.1 465 27.5 24.7-30.5 127 7.2 5.6- 9.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,069 53 3.8 2.6- 5.4 239 22.7 19.5-26.2 404 38.0 34.2-41.9 303 29.4 25.8-33.3 70 6.1 4.3- 8.6
No 974 63 6.5 4.7- 8.9 265 26.1 22.4-30.2 362 37.7 33.4-42.2 218 22.1 18.7-26.0 66 7.5 5.3-10.6

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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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