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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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
-Piedmont NC 1,577 106 7.0 5.4- 9.0 366 22.4 19.7-25.4 558 35.8 32.5-39.2 412 25.8 22.9-28.9 135 9.0 7.0-11.4
GENDER
Male 531 50 8.5 6.0-11.9 143 25.1 20.5-30.4 183 37.8 32.4-43.6 129 23.6 19.3-28.6 26 4.9 3.1- 7.6
Female 1,046 56 5.9 4.0- 8.5 223 20.5 17.4-24.0 375 34.3 30.3-38.4 283 27.3 23.6-31.4 109 12.0 9.1-15.8
RACE
White 1,191 71 6.0 4.4- 8.1 304 26.0 22.6-29.6 451 38.3 34.4-42.3 288 23.2 20.0-26.6 77 6.6 4.8- 9.0
African American 327 27 9.4 5.5-15.4 51 11.3 8.0-15.8 91 27.1 21.1-34.1 108 35.8 28.8-43.5 50 16.3 11.0-23.4
Other minorities 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,536 100 6.7 5.1- 8.7 359 23.0 20.2-26.0 547 35.9 32.5-39.3 399 25.5 22.5-28.6 131 9.0 7.0-11.5
AGE
18-34 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 331 24 8.6 5.4-13.5 76 21.1 15.9-27.4 96 29.2 23.3-35.9 97 28.0 22.1-34.8 38 13.1 8.5-19.7
55-64 388 24 5.8 3.6- 9.3 87 23.3 18.2-29.2 126 35.1 29.1-41.6 115 27.8 22.5-33.6 36 8.1 5.4-12.1
65-74 444 26 7.0 4.4-11.0 127 26.4 21.5-31.9 165 39.1 33.2-45.4 100 22.1 17.2-28.0 26 5.3 3.1- 8.9
75+ 363 28 5.1 3.3- 7.9 67 18.6 14.0-24.3 152 45.3 38.2-52.5 87 23.8 18.6-30.0 29 7.2 4.4-11.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 264 *** *** *** 23 6.4 3.8-10.7 87 37.0 28.7-46.1 93 34.8 27.2-43.3 46 17.5 11.7-25.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 461 29 6.5 3.9-10.8 90 20.8 16.3-26.0 165 35.2 29.6-41.3 133 29.4 24.0-35.5 44 8.0 5.5-11.5
Some Post-H.S. 430 27 7.0 4.3-11.2 98 24.1 18.6-30.5 162 37.1 31.1-43.6 110 22.9 18.0-28.7 33 8.9 5.3-14.5
College Graduate 421 35 10.2 6.8-15.2 155 37.3 31.4-43.6 143 33.0 27.4-39.1 76 16.9 13.0-21.7 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 261 *** *** *** 29 9.1 5.6-14.5 62 24.0 17.4-32.1 108 36.2 28.4-44.8 51 25.5 18.0-34.8
$15,000- 24,999 336 21 4.3 2.4- 7.6 46 10.9 7.6-15.3 127 39.6 32.9-46.7 119 39.7 32.7-47.0 23 5.6 3.3- 9.3
$25,000- 34,999 139 *** *** *** 22 12.7 7.7-20.4 *** *** *** 40 30.1 21.0-41.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 172 *** *** *** 58 31.8 23.1-42.0 *** *** *** 26 12.3 7.5-19.6 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 355 29 8.9 5.8-13.5 139 37.6 30.9-44.8 129 35.2 28.8-42.2 48 13.3 9.5-18.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 827 *** *** *** 97 9.9 7.7-12.6 278 34.4 30.1-39.1 312 38.4 33.8-43.2 114 14.8 11.4-18.9
No 742 79 11.6 8.8-15.1 267 35.5 30.8-40.5 276 37.1 32.3-42.1 100 12.8 10.0-16.3 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 211 24 11.9 7.1-19.3 59 24.9 18.5-32.7 66 30.5 22.9-39.3 53 27.4 19.5-37.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,366 82 6.2 4.6- 8.3 307 22.0 19.1-25.3 492 36.6 33.1-40.3 359 25.5 22.5-28.8 126 9.6 7.4-12.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 613 35 5.2 3.4- 7.9 133 22.8 18.5-27.7 225 37.6 32.6-42.9 172 27.6 23.0-32.8 48 6.8 4.8- 9.6
No 964 71 7.9 5.8-10.6 233 22.3 18.9-26.0 333 34.9 30.8-39.3 240 24.9 21.4-28.9 87 10.0 7.4-13.5

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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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