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2014 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 7,248 2,513 27.7 26.5-28.8 4,735 72.3 71.2-73.5
-Western NC 1,007 394 35.5 32.1-39.1 613 64.5 60.9-67.9
GENDER
Male 428 150 30.9 26.2-36.0 278 69.1 64.0-73.8
Female 579 244 39.5 34.7-44.4 335 60.5 55.6-65.3
RACE
White 912 364 36.5 32.9-40.3 548 63.5 59.7-67.1
Other minorities 83 26 25.1 16.5-36.3 57 74.9 63.7-83.5
AGE
18-34 123 14 12.8 7.4-21.0 109 87.2 79.0-92.6
35-54 240 55 26.0 19.6-33.6 185 74.0 66.4-80.4
55-64 222 108 51.2 44.1-58.4 114 48.8 41.6-55.9
65-74 244 123 50.1 43.1-57.1 121 49.9 42.9-56.9
75+ 167 91 58.0 49.5-66.1 76 42.0 33.9-50.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 137 76 53.7 43.6-63.5 61 46.3 36.5-56.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 295 116 33.1 27.5-39.1 179 66.9 60.9-72.5
Some Post-H.S. 264 104 33.3 27.3-39.8 160 66.7 60.2-72.7
College Graduate 304 96 26.8 21.8-32.4 208 73.2 67.6-78.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 190 91 47.2 39.0-55.6 99 52.8 44.4-61.0
$25,000- 34,999 100 39 29.0 20.7-39.0 61 71.0 61.0-79.3
$35,000- 49,999 143 47 31.7 22.5-42.6 96 68.3 57.4-77.5
$50,000+ 252 81 26.4 20.9-32.7 171 73.6 67.3-79.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 307 205 67.5 60.9-73.5 102 32.5 26.5-39.1
No 679 181 22.6 19.3-26.2 498 77.4 73.8-80.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 149 66 44.3 35.3-53.6 83 55.7 46.4-64.7
Non-Veteran 857 328 34.2 30.5-38.0 529 65.8 62.0-69.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 826 332 36.8 33.0-40.8 494 63.2 59.2-67.0
No 181 62 28.5 21.8-36.2 119 71.5 63.8-78.2

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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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