2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 688 88 13.1 10.2-16.8 129 17.3 14.0-21.2 154 22.8 18.9-27.3 130 20.5 16.6-24.9 187 26.3 22.1-31.0
GENDER
Male 270 37 15.2 10.4-21.8 64 21.9 16.4-28.6 60 22.2 16.4-29.4 45 16.9 12.0-23.3 64 23.8 18.0-30.8
Female 418 51 11.5 8.2-16.0 65 13.7 10.0-18.5 94 23.3 18.3-29.2 85 23.2 17.8-29.7 123 28.3 22.6-34.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 651 88 14.2 11.0-18.1 122 17.3 13.9-21.4 145 22.8 18.8-27.4 122 20.8 16.7-25.5 174 24.9 20.7-29.6
No 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 151 28 18.0 11.3-27.7 22 14.2 8.2-23.6 34 22.1 14.7-31.8 33 20.7 13.6-30.4 34 24.9 16.6-35.6
Overweight 231 26 10.9 6.4-18.1 49 19.5 13.8-26.8 59 27.0 20.1-35.3 41 19.3 13.4-26.9 56 23.3 16.6-31.7
Obese 252 26 12.0 7.8-18.0 50 17.2 12.3-23.7 52 20.3 14.4-27.9 45 21.3 14.9-29.6 79 29.1 22.2-37.1
Current Smoker
Yes 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 18.2 10.4-29.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 580 77 14.4 11.0-18.7 113 18.0 14.4-22.4 135 23.9 19.5-28.9 101 19.0 14.9-23.8 154 24.7 20.3-29.8
History of CVD**
Yes 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 13.8 7.6-23.7 *** *** ***
No 570 77 13.6 10.4-17.7 110 17.5 14.0-21.8 127 22.4 18.1-27.3 111 21.7 17.4-26.8 145 24.7 20.3-29.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 615 75 12.3 9.3-16.2 114 16.4 13.0-20.4 142 24.2 19.9-29.0 113 19.8 15.8-24.5 171 27.3 22.8-32.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 623 75 12.3 9.3-16.1 117 16.8 13.4-20.8 140 23.1 19.0-27.9 114 20.0 16.0-24.7 177 27.7 23.2-32.7
COPD
Yes 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 18.4 10.6-30.2 *** *** ***
No 588 81 13.7 10.5-17.7 116 17.8 14.3-21.9 130 23.0 18.8-27.9 109 21.1 16.8-26.2 152 24.4 20.0-29.4
Current Asthma
Yes 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 607 79 12.8 9.7-16.8 114 17.7 14.1-21.9 134 22.6 18.4-27.3 117 20.8 16.7-25.7 163 26.1 21.7-31.0
Diabetes
Yes 122 *** *** *** 15 10.7 5.9-18.7 24 19.6 12.1-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 565 76 13.3 10.0-17.4 114 18.7 14.9-23.1 129 23.4 19.1-28.5 104 19.3 15.3-24.1 142 25.3 20.7-30.5
Functional Disability
Yes 296 21 6.4 3.7-10.7 43 14.3 9.7-20.5 68 23.4 17.6-30.5 49 16.6 11.8-23.0 115 39.3 31.9-47.1
No 375 62 18.1 13.5-23.9 84 19.7 15.2-25.2 85 22.9 17.8-29.1 75 21.8 16.6-28.1 69 17.4 12.9-23.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 468 57 13.4 9.7-18.1 85 14.9 11.3-19.4 101 22.3 17.7-27.7 89 21.1 16.4-26.7 136 28.3 23.0-34.4
No 220 31 12.6 8.1-19.2 44 22.2 15.9-30.1 53 23.8 17.0-32.2 41 19.1 13.0-27.2 51 22.2 16.2-29.7

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*This question was asked of those with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

**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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