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2014 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 7,248 2,513 27.7 26.5-28.8 4,735 72.3 71.2-73.5
GENDER
Male 3,095 900 23.6 21.9-25.3 2,195 76.4 74.7-78.1
Female 4,153 1,613 31.5 29.9-33.1 2,540 68.5 66.9-70.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,921 1,824 30.2 28.7-31.7 3,097 69.8 68.3-71.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,372 497 27.7 25.2-30.4 875 72.3 69.6-74.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 114 45 32.7 23.6-43.2 69 67.3 56.8-76.4
Non-Hispanic Other 252 72 21.8 15.9-29.1 180 78.2 70.9-84.1
Hispanic 503 45 6.7 4.9- 9.2 458 93.3 90.8-95.1
AGE
18-34 1,268 83 6.2 4.8- 8.0 1,185 93.8 92.0-95.2
35-44 954 131 15.7 13.1-18.7 823 84.3 81.3-86.9
45-54 1,099 327 30.2 27.1-33.4 772 69.8 66.6-72.9
55-64 1,513 685 45.3 42.5-48.2 828 54.7 51.8-57.5
65-74 1,364 715 52.4 49.3-55.4 649 47.6 44.6-50.7
75+ 947 547 58.1 54.4-61.7 400 41.9 38.3-45.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 914 389 37.0 33.4-40.8 525 63.0 59.2-66.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,998 776 29.8 27.6-32.0 1,222 70.2 68.0-72.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,910 688 26.7 24.6-28.9 1,222 73.3 71.1-75.4
College Graduate 2,392 650 20.5 18.8-22.3 1,742 79.5 77.7-81.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 848 373 36.7 32.9-40.5 475 63.3 59.5-67.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,189 487 32.0 29.0-35.1 702 68.0 64.9-71.0
$25,000- 34,999 700 258 30.6 26.8-34.7 442 69.4 65.3-73.2
$35,000- 49,999 843 282 26.3 23.0-29.9 561 73.7 70.1-77.0
$50,000-74,999 788 233 23.2 20.1-26.6 555 76.8 73.4-79.9
$75,000+ 1,452 355 20.1 17.9-22.6 1,097 79.9 77.4-82.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,934 1,270 61.0 58.2-63.7 664 39.0 36.3-41.8
No 5,058 1,162 17.7 16.5-18.8 3,896 82.3 81.2-83.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 992 361 32.3 29.0-35.8 631 67.7 64.2-71.0
Non-Veteran 6,242 2,147 27.0 25.8-28.3 4,095 73.0 71.7-74.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,227 1,549 30.2 28.6-31.8 2,678 69.8 68.2-71.4
No 3,021 964 24.3 22.7-26.0 2,057 75.7 74.0-77.3

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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