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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 366 91 24.1 18.4-31.0 89 27.9 21.4-35.6 186 47.9 40.7-55.2
GENDER
Male 127 24 20.8 12.6-32.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 239 67 26.9 19.6-35.7 63 30.8 22.2-40.9 109 42.4 33.7-51.5
RACE
White 330 81 23.8 17.9-31.0 79 28.2 21.3-36.3 170 48.0 40.4-55.7
Other minorities 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 99 20 14.6 8.6-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 112 27 21.4 13.3-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 99 26 20.0 12.2-30.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 217 86 38.1 29.2-48.0 60 35.0 25.7-45.7 71 26.9 19.8-35.4
No 149 *** *** *** 29 17.7 10.9-27.3 115 78.4 68.3-85.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 313 82 25.9 19.5-33.4 76 29.2 21.9-37.7 155 45.0 37.3-52.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 252 66 24.0 17.5-32.0 64 29.0 21.4-38.0 122 47.1 38.7-55.6
No 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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