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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 7,248 2,513 27.7 26.5-28.8 4,735 72.3 71.2-73.5
-Piedmont NC 3,983 1,255 24.5 23.1-26.0 2,728 75.5 74.0-76.9
GENDER
Male 1,725 440 20.1 18.0-22.2 1,285 79.9 77.8-82.0
Female 2,258 815 28.7 26.7-30.8 1,443 71.3 69.2-73.3
RACE
White 2,782 942 26.5 24.7-28.4 1,840 73.5 71.6-75.3
African American 815 252 24.2 21.2-27.6 563 75.8 72.4-78.8
Other minorities 330 49 10.9 7.8-14.9 281 89.1 85.1-92.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 323 25 5.6 3.7- 8.5 298 94.4 91.5-96.3
Non-Hispanic 3,629 1,223 26.4 24.8-28.0 2,406 73.6 72.0-75.2
AGE
18-34 745 42 5.1 3.5- 7.4 703 94.9 92.6-96.5
35-54 1,199 240 20.4 17.9-23.1 959 79.6 76.9-82.1
55-64 769 320 41.7 37.9-45.7 449 58.3 54.3-62.1
65-74 700 345 49.1 44.9-53.3 355 50.9 46.7-55.1
75+ 500 291 56.5 51.4-61.6 209 43.5 38.4-48.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 488 174 30.1 25.6-35.1 314 69.9 64.9-74.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,007 370 27.5 24.7-30.6 637 72.5 69.4-75.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,008 340 24.5 21.8-27.4 668 75.5 72.6-78.2
College Graduate 1,462 366 18.7 16.7-20.9 1,096 81.3 79.1-83.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 444 176 32.4 27.6-37.6 268 67.6 62.4-72.4
$15,000- 24,999 623 223 26.7 22.9-31.0 400 73.3 69.0-77.1
$25,000- 34,999 355 131 32.2 26.9-37.9 224 67.8 62.1-73.1
$35,000- 49,999 435 140 24.5 20.2-29.3 295 75.5 70.7-79.8
$50,000+ 1,340 308 18.0 15.9-20.3 1,032 82.0 79.7-84.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 973 616 56.6 52.7-60.4 357 43.4 39.6-47.3
No 2,862 597 15.9 14.5-17.4 2,265 84.1 82.6-85.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 469 158 28.9 24.4-33.8 311 71.1 66.2-75.6
Non-Veteran 3,504 1,095 24.0 22.5-25.6 2,409 76.0 74.4-77.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,517 496 26.5 24.0-29.1 1,021 73.5 70.9-76.0
No 2,466 759 23.3 21.5-25.1 1,707 76.7 74.9-78.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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