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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that 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 2,125 824 29.7 27.1-32.5 1,301 70.3 67.5-72.9
GENDER
Male 656 218 26.5 22.2-31.2 438 73.5 68.8-77.8
Female 1,469 606 32.6 29.6-35.8 863 67.4 64.2-70.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 19 7 19.4 7.1-42.9 12 80.6 57.1-92.9
-English Speaking 19 7 19.4 7.1-42.9 12 80.6 57.1-92.9
Non-Hispanic 2,098 813 29.8 27.2-32.6 1,285 70.2 67.4-72.8
AGE
18-24 99 7 10.1 4.2-22.5 92 89.9 77.5-95.8
25-34 261 24 8.2 4.7-13.9 237 91.8 86.1-95.3
35-44 363 64 18.2 13.5-24.0 299 81.8 76.0-86.5
45-54 456 177 34.9 29.4-40.7 279 65.1 59.3-70.6
55-64 445 239 52.4 46.0-58.6 206 47.6 41.4-54.0
65-74 309 186 56.5 49.0-63.6 123 43.5 36.4-51.0
75+ 177 123 71.2 62.6-78.4 54 28.8 21.6-37.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 430 251 45.5 38.4-52.8 179 54.5 47.2-61.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 720 260 28.5 24.1-33.3 460 71.5 66.7-75.9
Some Post-H.S. 566 201 27.4 22.6-32.7 365 72.6 67.3-77.4
College Graduate 407 111 20.9 16.5-26.2 296 79.1 73.8-83.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 353 188 46.9 39.4-54.7 165 53.1 45.3-60.6
$15,000- 24,999 482 196 31.1 25.6-37.3 286 68.9 62.7-74.4
$25,000- 34,999 312 95 25.2 18.3-33.5 217 74.8 66.5-81.7
$35,000- 49,999 284 95 27.2 21.1-34.2 189 72.8 65.8-78.9
$50,000-74,999 211 55 20.7 14.4-28.8 156 79.3 71.2-85.6
$75,000+ 168 46 22.1 15.6-30.3 122 77.9 69.7-84.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 796 490 50.9 45.4-56.4 306 49.1 43.6-54.6
No 1,235 310 20.5 17.5-23.8 925 79.5 76.2-82.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 273 110 37.8 29.8-46.6 163 62.2 53.4-70.2
Non-Veteran 1,852 714 28.5 25.8-31.4 1,138 71.5 68.6-74.2

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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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