2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,700 1,501 27.6 26.1-29.2 3,199 72.4 70.8-73.9
GENDER
Male 2,191 594 23.7 21.6-26.0 1,597 76.3 74.0-78.4
Female 2,509 907 31.2 29.0-33.5 1,602 68.8 66.5-71.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,128 1,073 30.4 28.4-32.4 2,055 69.6 67.6-71.6
Non-Hispanic Black 875 286 27.1 23.7-30.9 589 72.9 69.1-76.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 36 13.4 9.1-19.1 127 86.6 80.9-90.9
Hispanic 377 33 6.9 4.6-10.3 344 93.1 89.7-95.4
AGE
18-34 1,007 56 6.0 4.4- 8.0 951 94.0 92.0-95.6
35-44 617 96 14.6 11.6-18.3 521 85.4 81.7-88.4
45-54 762 204 27.0 23.3-31.1 558 73.0 68.9-76.7
55-64 827 357 42.1 37.9-46.4 470 57.9 53.6-62.1
65-74 863 452 53.7 49.2-58.2 411 46.3 41.8-50.8
75+ 539 308 61.3 55.8-66.6 231 38.7 33.4-44.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 509 190 34.2 29.0-39.8 319 65.8 60.2-71.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,188 429 29.8 26.8-33.0 759 70.2 67.0-73.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,340 463 29.6 26.7-32.7 877 70.4 67.3-73.3
College Graduate 1,658 416 19.6 17.6-21.9 1,242 80.4 78.1-82.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 428 188 39.4 33.5-45.5 240 60.6 54.5-66.5
$15,000- 24,999 695 259 31.4 27.4-35.8 436 68.6 64.2-72.6
$25,000- 34,999 412 151 32.1 26.9-37.8 261 67.9 62.2-73.1
$35,000- 49,999 547 164 26.1 22.0-30.6 383 73.9 69.4-78.0
$50,000-74,999 618 179 28.0 23.6-32.8 439 72.0 67.2-76.4
$75,000+ 1,100 254 19.7 17.1-22.6 846 80.3 77.4-82.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 906 306 28.7 25.1-32.7 600 71.3 67.3-74.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,447 800 52.4 49.0-55.8 647 47.6 44.2-51.0
No 3,123 680 18.5 16.9-20.2 2,443 81.5 79.8-83.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 701 245 34.4 30.0-39.2 456 65.6 60.8-70.0
Non-Veteran 3,996 1,254 26.6 25.0-28.3 2,742 73.4 71.7-75.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,263 291 19.6 17.3-22.2 972 80.4 77.8-82.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,133 350 29.3 26.1-32.7 783 70.7 67.3-73.9
Rural 2,310 860 33.1 30.6-35.6 1,450 66.9 64.4-69.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,415 435 16.7 15.0-18.6 1,980 83.3 81.4-85.0
Unemployed 159 45 24.4 17.2-33.3 114 75.6 66.7-82.8
Retired 1,314 678 52.6 49.0-56.3 636 47.4 43.7-51.0
Unable to Work 426 290 68.6 62.8-73.9 136 31.4 26.1-37.2
Other not in Labor Force 339 39 8.8 6.1-12.4 300 91.2 87.6-93.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 348 101 23.1 18.1-29.1 247 76.9 70.9-81.9
101% to 150% 638 275 39.5 34.9-44.2 363 60.5 55.8-65.1
151% to 200% 318 119 30.2 24.6-36.5 199 69.8 63.5-75.4
More than 200% 2,293 637 24.4 22.3-26.6 1,656 75.6 73.4-77.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 906 306 28.7 25.1-32.7 600 71.3 67.3-74.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 911 354 34.5 30.3-38.8 557 65.5 61.2-69.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,964 647 30.2 27.7-32.8 1,317 69.8 67.2-72.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,831 500 23.1 20.9-25.4 1,331 76.9 74.6-79.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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