2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,467 595 44.0 40.5-47.5 872 56.0 52.5-59.5
GENDER
Male 542 221 42.3 37.0-47.7 321 57.7 52.3-63.0
Female 925 374 45.2 40.7-49.7 551 54.8 50.3-59.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,359 525 41.0 37.5-44.5 834 59.0 55.5-62.5
No 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 300 110 41.6 34.0-49.6 190 58.4 50.4-66.0
Overweight 470 180 41.9 35.9-48.0 290 58.1 52.0-64.1
Obese 584 258 46.5 41.1-52.0 326 53.5 48.0-58.9
Current Smoker
Yes 276 154 59.9 51.7-67.5 122 40.1 32.5-48.3
No 1,162 431 40.3 36.5-44.1 731 59.7 55.9-63.5
History of CVD**
Yes 319 158 49.9 42.3-57.6 161 50.1 42.4-57.7
No 1,124 422 42.3 38.5-46.3 702 57.7 53.7-61.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,288 523 44.3 40.6-48.0 765 55.7 52.0-59.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,321 544 44.8 41.2-48.5 777 55.2 51.5-58.8
COPD
Yes 291 148 52.6 44.9-60.2 143 47.4 39.8-55.1
No 1,164 442 42.3 38.4-46.2 722 57.7 53.8-61.6
Current Asthma
Yes 231 122 55.6 46.9-63.9 109 44.4 36.1-53.1
No 1,222 465 41.4 37.7-45.2 757 58.6 54.8-62.3
Diabetes
Yes 336 163 50.8 43.7-57.8 173 49.2 42.2-56.3
No 1,130 431 42.3 38.4-46.3 699 57.7 53.7-61.6
Functional Disability
Yes 845 463 59.0 54.5-63.4 382 41.0 36.6-45.5
No 592 122 24.5 20.0-29.7 470 75.5 70.3-80.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,099 484 47.3 43.3-51.4 615 52.7 48.6-56.7
No 369 112 34.9 28.6-41.7 257 65.1 58.3-71.4

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*For those with arthritis, this question was asked regardless of the their employment status.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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.

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