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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 362 26 6.0 3.7- 9.7 76 20.9 15.7-27.4 140 38.2 31.4-45.5 96 28.4 22.2-35.7 24 6.4 3.1-12.8
GENDER
Male 124 *** *** *** 37 28.3 19.1-39.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 238 *** *** *** 39 14.9 9.7-22.2 94 41.8 33.0-51.2 67 28.1 20.6-37.1 *** *** ***
RACE
White 328 20 4.7 2.7- 8.2 69 20.8 15.3-27.6 130 38.9 31.7-46.5 89 29.1 22.5-36.7 *** *** ***
Other minorities 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 11.4 6.3-19.9 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 20.5 12.6-31.7 *** *** ***
College Graduate 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 215 *** *** *** *** *** *** 82 40.4 31.2-50.2 84 42.4 33.1-52.3 *** *** ***
No 147 17 11.7 6.6-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 312 22 6.2 3.6-10.3 58 17.3 12.3-23.9 122 39.1 31.7-47.1 87 30.4 23.5-38.4 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 251 *** *** *** 46 20.4 14.4-28.1 100 38.3 30.5-46.8 72 29.4 22.2-37.9 *** *** ***
No 111 *** *** *** 30 23.0 14.4-34.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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