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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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 4,700 1,501 27.6 26.1-29.2 3,199 72.4 70.8-73.9
-Piedmont NC 2,123 572 24.2 22.1-26.3 1,551 75.8 73.7-77.9
GENDER
Male 987 228 20.8 18.0-23.8 759 79.2 76.2-82.0
Female 1,136 344 27.3 24.3-30.4 792 72.7 69.6-75.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,371 415 27.7 25.1-30.6 956 72.3 69.4-74.9
Non-Hispanic Black 437 120 22.4 18.3-27.2 317 77.6 72.8-81.7
Other 317 37 9.3 6.5-13.2 280 90.7 86.8-93.5
AGE
18-34 524 22 4.4 2.8- 6.9 502 95.6 93.1-97.2
35-44 298 34 10.2 7.0-14.6 264 89.8 85.4-93.0
45-54 352 88 26.5 21.6-32.2 264 73.5 67.8-78.4
55-64 351 132 36.8 31.2-42.9 219 63.2 57.1-68.8
65-74 344 171 50.1 43.3-56.9 173 49.9 43.1-56.7
75+ 215 114 59.8 51.6-67.5 101 40.2 32.5-48.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 221 68 31.2 24.0-39.4 153 68.8 60.6-76.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 474 156 28.3 24.0-32.9 318 71.7 67.1-76.0
Some Post-H.S. 569 163 24.1 20.4-28.2 406 75.9 71.8-79.6
College Graduate 852 182 17.8 15.2-20.7 670 82.2 79.3-84.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 169 60 34.8 26.5-44.1 109 65.2 55.9-73.5
$15,000- 24,999 279 89 27.4 21.8-33.8 190 72.6 66.2-78.2
$25,000- 34,999 157 59 31.2 23.8-39.9 98 68.8 60.1-76.2
$35,000- 49,999 235 60 21.7 16.5-27.9 175 78.3 72.1-83.5
$50,000- 74,999 289 73 25.4 19.8-32.0 216 74.6 68.0-80.2
$75,000+ 596 114 17.3 14.2-20.9 482 82.7 79.1-85.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 563 282 48.5 43.4-53.5 281 51.5 46.5-56.6
No 1,494 281 16.4 14.4-18.7 1,213 83.6 81.3-85.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 236 89 36.0 29.0-43.6 147 64.0 56.4-71.0
Non-Veteran 1,884 482 22.8 20.7-25.1 1,402 77.2 74.9-79.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,163 255 19.1 16.7-21.8 908 80.9 78.2-83.3
Regional City or Suburban County 509 162 30.1 25.5-35.0 347 69.9 65.0-74.5
Rural 453 155 29.4 24.8-34.4 298 70.6 65.6-75.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,184 197 15.0 12.9-17.4 987 85.0 82.6-87.1
Unemployed 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 520 243 48.0 42.6-53.6 277 52.0 46.4-57.4
Unable to Work 138 89 67.2 57.8-75.4 49 32.8 24.6-42.2
Other not in Labor Force 183 16 7.5 4.4-12.3 167 92.5 87.7-95.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 149 27 17.3 11.0-26.1 122 82.7 73.9-89.0
101% to 150% 250 102 37.6 31.0-44.7 148 62.4 55.3-69.0
151% to 200% 112 43 31.0 22.3-41.3 69 69.0 58.7-77.7
More than 200% 1,122 261 21.0 18.5-23.9 861 79.0 76.1-81.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 114 42 29.2 20.6-39.5 72 70.8 60.5-79.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 847 263 28.6 25.1-32.3 584 71.4 67.7-74.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,164 267 20.6 18.1-23.3 897 79.4 76.7-81.9

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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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