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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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%)
North Carolina 2,896 1,162 42.2 39.7-44.8 1,734 57.8 55.2-60.3
-Piedmont NC 1,596 599 38.1 34.8-41.5 997 61.9 58.5-65.2
GENDER
Male 539 185 33.8 28.7-39.2 354 66.2 60.8-71.3
Female 1,057 414 41.4 37.2-45.8 643 58.6 54.2-62.8
RACE
White 1,206 425 34.7 31.0-38.5 781 65.3 61.5-69.0
African American 333 147 49.9 42.4-57.4 186 50.1 42.6-57.6
Other minorities 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,556 578 37.4 34.0-40.8 978 62.6 59.2-66.0
AGE
18-34 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 330 147 40.9 34.2-48.0 183 59.1 52.0-65.8
55-64 399 184 44.6 38.4-50.8 215 55.4 49.2-61.6
65-74 443 126 31.0 25.3-37.2 317 69.0 62.8-74.7
75+ 371 116 28.9 23.4-35.1 255 71.1 64.9-76.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 130 53.4 44.9-61.7 139 46.6 38.3-55.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 477 200 40.1 34.4-46.0 277 59.9 54.0-65.6
Some Post-H.S. 431 163 36.0 30.0-42.6 268 64.0 57.4-70.0
College Graduate 418 106 24.3 19.4-29.9 312 75.7 70.1-80.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 149 55.2 46.5-63.6 118 44.8 36.4-53.5
$15,000- 24,999 334 159 51.3 44.2-58.4 175 48.7 41.6-55.8
$25,000- 34,999 144 51 34.1 24.7-44.9 93 65.9 55.1-75.3
$35,000- 49,999 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 360 83 24.8 19.1-31.5 277 75.2 68.5-80.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 840 439 53.0 48.2-57.7 401 47.0 42.3-51.8
No 749 157 22.8 18.8-27.5 592 77.2 72.5-81.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 214 60 28.8 21.3-37.7 154 71.2 62.3-78.7
Non-Veteran 1,382 539 39.6 36.0-43.3 843 60.4 56.7-64.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 624 249 40.1 35.0-45.4 375 59.9 54.6-65.0
No 972 350 37.2 33.0-41.6 622 62.8 58.4-67.0

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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