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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,816 3,089 26.3 25.2-27.5 5,727 73.7 72.5-74.8
-Piedmont NC 5,144 1,694 24.7 23.3-26.2 3,450 75.3 73.8-76.7
GENDER
Male 2,029 573 22.3 20.2-24.6 1,456 77.7 75.4-79.8
Female 3,115 1,121 27.0 25.0-29.0 1,994 73.0 71.0-75.0
RACE
White 3,710 1,277 27.1 25.3-29.0 2,433 72.9 71.0-74.7
African American 1,005 357 25.5 22.3-28.9 648 74.5 71.1-77.7
Other minorities 353 45 8.0 5.4-11.8 308 92.0 88.2-94.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 321 33 7.3 4.9-10.8 288 92.7 89.2-95.1
Non-Hispanic 4,792 1,653 26.3 24.7-27.9 3,139 73.7 72.1-75.3
AGE
18-34 833 45 5.6 4.0- 7.8 788 94.4 92.2-96.0
35-54 1,603 349 21.3 18.8-24.0 1,254 78.7 76.0-81.2
55-64 1,010 418 40.9 37.0-44.9 592 59.1 55.1-63.0
65-74 899 466 50.7 46.3-55.0 433 49.3 45.0-53.7
75+ 749 405 54.0 49.0-58.9 344 46.0 41.1-51.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 673 289 30.4 26.2-35.0 384 69.6 65.0-73.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,375 507 27.3 24.5-30.3 868 72.7 69.7-75.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,347 457 25.6 22.8-28.7 890 74.4 71.3-77.2
College Graduate 1,743 440 18.1 16.1-20.3 1,303 81.9 79.7-83.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 560 276 36.6 31.5-42.0 284 63.4 58.0-68.5
$15,000- 24,999 885 356 31.0 27.4-34.9 529 69.0 65.1-72.6
$25,000- 34,999 474 150 24.5 19.9-29.7 324 75.5 70.3-80.1
$35,000- 49,999 598 182 23.0 19.0-27.6 416 77.0 72.4-81.0
$50,000+ 1,606 372 19.5 17.1-22.1 1,234 80.5 77.9-82.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,348 882 60.1 56.3-63.7 466 39.9 36.3-43.7
No 3,724 793 15.5 14.1-17.0 2,931 84.5 83.0-85.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 575 229 35.8 31.0-41.0 346 64.2 59.0-69.0
Non-Veteran 4,566 1,465 23.6 22.1-25.2 3,101 76.4 74.8-77.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,862 658 28.1 25.5-30.8 1,204 71.9 69.2-74.5
No 3,282 1,036 23.4 21.7-25.3 2,246 76.6 74.7-78.3

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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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