2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,478 802 56.4 53.0-59.8 676 43.6 40.2-47.0
GENDER
Male 547 277 51.2 45.8-56.6 270 48.8 43.4-54.2
Female 931 525 60.0 55.6-64.2 406 40.0 35.8-44.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,367 727 54.1 50.5-57.6 640 45.9 42.4-49.5
No 105 73 78.0 67.4-85.9 32 22.0 14.1-32.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 302 149 54.0 46.4-61.4 153 46.0 38.6-53.6
Overweight 475 251 51.5 45.4-57.6 224 48.5 42.4-54.6
Obese 587 339 59.9 54.5-65.0 248 40.1 35.0-45.5
Current Smoker
Yes 273 185 72.5 65.0-78.9 88 27.5 21.1-35.0
No 1,174 601 52.5 48.7-56.2 573 47.5 43.8-51.3
History of CVD**
Yes 323 203 60.9 53.0-68.2 120 39.1 31.8-47.0
No 1,133 580 54.8 50.9-58.6 553 45.2 41.4-49.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,300 715 57.6 53.9-61.1 585 42.4 38.9-46.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,333 733 57.5 54.0-61.0 600 42.5 39.0-46.0
COPD
Yes 289 198 75.4 68.9-81.0 91 24.6 19.0-31.1
No 1,176 596 51.7 47.8-55.5 580 48.3 44.5-52.2
Current Asthma
Yes 230 159 69.7 61.3-77.0 71 30.3 23.0-38.7
No 1,234 633 53.5 49.7-57.2 601 46.5 42.8-50.3
Diabetes
Yes 340 219 68.4 61.7-74.4 121 31.6 25.6-38.3
No 1,137 581 53.0 49.1-56.9 556 47.0 43.1-50.9
Functional Disability
Yes 852 613 74.7 70.6-78.5 239 25.3 21.5-29.4
No 595 175 32.5 27.6-37.8 420 67.5 62.2-72.4
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,109 648 59.6 55.6-63.4 461 40.4 36.6-44.4
No 370 154 46.9 40.3-53.6 216 53.1 46.4-59.7

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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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