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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,002 786 42.1 39.4-44.8 1,216 57.9 55.2-60.6
-Eastern 710 310 44.3 39.9-48.7 400 55.7 51.3-60.1
GENDER
Male 250 110 42.3 35.2-49.8 140 57.7 50.2-64.8
Female 460 200 45.6 40.3-51.1 260 54.4 48.9-59.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 472 172 39.1 33.9-44.7 300 60.9 55.3-66.1
Non-Hispanic Black 185 107 56.2 47.4-64.6 78 43.8 35.4-52.6
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 113 58 48.5 38.1-58.9 55 51.5 41.1-61.9
55-64 197 105 53.8 45.7-61.7 92 46.2 38.3-54.3
65-74 182 68 42.4 34.0-51.3 114 57.6 48.7-66.0
75+ 136 40 30.7 22.0-41.0 96 69.3 59.0-78.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 239 109 47.0 39.7-54.3 130 53.0 45.7-60.3
Some Post-H.S. 213 101 50.1 42.2-57.9 112 49.9 42.1-57.8
College Graduate 147 43 26.6 19.3-35.5 104 73.4 64.5-80.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 144 77 56.0 46.1-65.4 67 44.0 34.6-53.9
$25,000- 34,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 105 27 25.3 17.2-35.5 78 74.7 64.5-82.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 394 231 58.8 52.7-64.6 163 41.2 35.4-47.3
No 312 76 24.4 19.2-30.6 236 75.6 69.4-80.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 124 56 48.6 38.3-58.9 68 51.4 41.1-61.7
Non-Veteran 586 254 43.3 38.5-48.2 332 56.7 51.8-61.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 579 257 45.2 40.3-50.2 322 54.8 49.8-59.7

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*For those with arthritis, this question was asked regardless of the their employment status.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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