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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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%)
North Carolina 2,918 672 23.0 20.9-25.2 713 24.8 22.6-27.1 1,533 52.2 49.7-54.8
-Piedmont NC 1,609 347 21.8 19.1-24.8 391 24.0 21.2-27.0 871 54.2 50.8-57.6
GENDER
Male 539 92 17.3 13.6-21.8 134 23.4 19.1-28.3 313 59.3 53.8-64.6
Female 1,070 255 25.2 21.4-29.3 257 24.4 20.9-28.3 558 50.4 46.1-54.7
RACE
White 1,213 240 18.9 16.0-22.2 278 22.6 19.5-26.1 695 58.5 54.5-62.3
African American 338 92 31.2 24.5-38.8 93 28.3 22.2-35.4 153 40.5 33.5-47.8
Other minorities 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,568 342 22.0 19.2-25.1 372 23.1 20.4-26.1 854 54.8 51.3-58.3
AGE
18-34 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 332 95 28.4 22.3-35.4 82 21.4 16.4-27.5 155 50.2 43.1-57.2
55-64 398 106 23.6 18.7-29.2 102 26.3 21.0-32.3 190 50.1 43.9-56.4
65-74 447 60 13.9 10.0-19.1 102 21.5 17.1-26.7 285 64.6 58.5-70.2
75+ 380 77 19.6 14.9-25.3 86 22.1 17.2-28.0 217 58.3 51.5-64.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 268 84 33.5 25.7-42.4 77 26.8 20.3-34.3 107 39.7 31.5-48.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 480 119 24.6 19.8-30.0 107 22.9 18.1-28.4 254 52.6 46.6-58.5
Some Post-H.S. 436 94 20.0 15.2-25.7 117 27.0 21.6-33.3 225 53.0 46.4-59.6
College Graduate 424 50 9.8 6.9-13.7 90 18.3 14.3-23.1 284 71.9 66.4-76.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 114 43.6 35.0-52.5 67 24.8 18.0-33.1 86 31.7 24.5-39.8
$15,000- 24,999 340 85 27.7 21.6-34.8 94 30.1 23.9-37.1 161 42.2 35.5-49.2
$25,000- 34,999 142 27 18.5 11.9-27.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 173 25 15.6 9.5-24.7 34 15.2 9.9-22.6 114 69.2 59.3-77.6
$50,000+ 361 36 11.0 7.1-16.8 83 21.3 16.2-27.4 242 67.7 60.8-73.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 843 305 37.6 33.0-42.4 237 27.7 23.7-32.0 301 34.7 30.4-39.3
No 758 40 5.7 3.8- 8.3 152 20.2 16.6-24.5 566 74.1 69.6-78.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 214 36 19.6 13.0-28.5 55 24.5 17.6-33.0 123 55.9 46.8-64.7
Non-Veteran 1,395 311 22.2 19.2-25.4 336 23.9 21.0-27.2 748 53.9 50.2-57.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 624 149 23.1 18.9-27.9 155 29.0 24.1-34.4 320 47.9 42.6-53.2
No 985 198 21.2 17.7-25.1 236 21.6 18.4-25.2 551 57.2 52.8-61.4

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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.

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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