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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,924 1,563 55.5 52.9-58.0 1,361 44.5 42.0-47.1
-Piedmont NC 1,615 853 54.5 51.1-57.9 762 45.5 42.1-48.9
GENDER
Male 542 268 49.3 43.7-54.8 274 50.7 45.2-56.3
Female 1,073 585 58.4 54.2-62.5 488 41.6 37.5-45.8
RACE
White 1,221 639 53.5 49.5-57.4 582 46.5 42.6-50.5
African American 336 176 56.4 49.0-63.6 160 43.6 36.4-51.0
Other minorities 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,574 829 54.2 50.7-57.6 745 45.8 42.4-49.3
AGE
18-34 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 333 199 58.4 51.3-65.1 134 41.6 34.9-48.7
55-64 401 236 60.1 53.9-66.0 165 39.9 34.0-46.1
65-74 448 199 46.2 40.0-52.5 249 53.8 47.5-60.0
75+ 380 188 49.7 42.8-56.6 192 50.3 43.4-57.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 273 165 64.8 56.4-72.3 108 35.2 27.7-43.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 480 253 55.4 49.4-61.2 227 44.6 38.8-50.6
Some Post-H.S. 438 241 53.7 47.0-60.2 197 46.3 39.8-53.0
College Graduate 423 193 44.4 38.4-50.7 230 55.6 49.3-61.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 269 184 71.4 63.6-78.2 85 28.6 21.8-36.4
$15,000- 24,999 341 200 62.5 55.6-68.9 141 37.5 31.1-44.4
$25,000- 34,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 173 71 37.1 28.0-47.2 102 62.9 52.8-72.0
$50,000+ 362 156 45.5 38.6-52.7 206 54.5 47.3-61.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 850 648 79.4 75.6-82.7 202 20.6 17.3-24.4
No 757 200 28.7 24.3-33.5 557 71.3 66.5-75.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 217 105 52.2 43.4-60.9 112 47.8 39.1-56.6
Non-Veteran 1,398 748 54.9 51.2-58.5 650 45.1 41.5-48.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 628 348 59.4 54.2-64.4 280 40.6 35.6-45.8
No 987 505 52.2 47.8-56.5 482 47.8 43.5-52.2

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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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