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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 363 146 46.5 39.2-53.9 217 53.5 46.1-60.8
GENDER
Male 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 236 100 49.3 40.0-58.6 136 50.7 41.4-60.0
RACE
White 327 130 47.2 39.6-55.0 197 52.8 45.0-60.4
Other minorities 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 217 119 62.1 52.6-70.7 98 37.9 29.3-47.4
No 146 27 23.5 15.1-34.5 119 76.5 65.5-84.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 311 128 47.9 40.0-56.0 183 52.1 44.0-60.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 250 105 48.8 40.3-57.4 145 51.2 42.6-59.7
No 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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