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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 996 390 31.3 27.6-35.1 606 68.7 64.9-72.4
GENDER
Male 395 131 28.1 22.9-34.0 264 71.9 66.0-77.1
Female 601 259 34.2 29.3-39.5 342 65.8 60.5-70.7
RACE
White 879 352 32.7 28.8-36.9 527 67.3 63.1-71.2
Other minorities 108 35 19.6 11.7-30.9 73 80.4 69.1-88.3
AGE
18-34 118 16 13.2 7.8-21.5 102 86.8 78.5-92.2
35-54 265 68 26.6 20.2-34.1 197 73.4 65.9-79.8
55-64 214 98 39.6 31.4-48.4 116 60.4 51.6-68.6
65-74 214 97 40.2 31.9-49.0 117 59.8 51.0-68.1
75+ 174 107 59.2 49.1-68.6 67 40.8 31.4-50.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 301 122 32.0 25.6-39.1 179 68.0 60.9-74.4
Some Post-H.S. 268 106 28.7 22.8-35.3 162 71.3 64.7-77.2
College Graduate 291 91 20.0 15.3-25.7 200 80.0 74.3-84.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 196 85 36.0 27.2-46.0 111 64.0 54.0-72.8
$25,000- 34,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 117 35 24.6 16.5-35.0 82 75.4 65.0-83.5
$50,000+ 238 55 15.7 11.4-21.3 183 84.3 78.7-88.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 347 228 62.4 55.1-69.2 119 37.6 30.8-44.9
No 638 158 18.4 15.0-22.3 480 81.6 77.7-85.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 56 32.9 23.7-43.6 84 67.1 56.4-76.3
Non-Veteran 856 334 31.0 27.1-35.2 522 69.0 64.8-72.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 708 270 31.8 27.5-36.4 438 68.2 63.6-72.5
No 288 120 29.3 22.9-36.5 168 70.7 63.5-77.1

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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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