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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Please think about the past 30 days, keeping in mind all of your joint pain or aching
and whether or not you have taken medication.

DURING THE PAST 30 DAYS, how bad was your joint pain ON AVERAGE?*
(Please answer on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is no pain or aching and 10 is pain or aching as bad as it can be.)

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  Total
Respond.^
No pain(0) Mild pain(1-3) Moderate pain(4-6) Severe pain(7-9) Extreme pain(10)
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,970 132 6.9 5.7- 8.4 476 22.0 19.9-24.3 702 35.2 32.7-37.9 498 25.7 23.4-28.2 162 10.1 8.3-12.2
-Eastern 700 43 6.5 4.6- 9.1 150 19.9 16.5-23.7 247 35.8 31.6-40.2 196 28.7 24.9-32.9 64 9.1 6.9-11.9
GENDER
Male 243 23 10.1 6.5-15.4 63 24.8 18.7-32.1 84 34.5 27.6-42.1 59 24.8 18.9-31.8 *** *** ***
Female 457 20 4.1 2.4- 6.9 87 16.5 13.0-20.6 163 36.6 31.5-42.1 137 31.5 26.6-36.8 50 11.4 8.4-15.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 467 28 5.1 3.3- 7.6 123 24.4 19.9-29.5 182 40.4 35.0-45.9 108 23.5 19.3-28.4 26 6.6 4.3-10.2
Non-Hispanic Black 180 12 8.2 4.5-14.4 22 11.9 7.1-19.1 50 25.4 18.6-33.8 63 37.9 29.7-46.9 33 16.6 11.5-23.3
Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 113 *** *** *** 14 14.0 7.8-24.1 40 31.6 23.0-41.7 *** *** *** 13 13.0 7.2-22.4
55-64 194 *** *** *** 41 19.3 13.9-26.1 66 35.3 27.7-43.8 53 28.1 21.3-36.1 21 10.8 6.7-17.1
65-74 182 *** *** *** 48 22.5 16.2-30.4 69 40.4 32.2-49.3 46 26.6 19.6-34.9 *** *** ***
75+ 128 *** *** *** 30 22.0 14.7-31.6 44 33.6 24.3-44.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 38 31.0 21.8-41.9 21 15.2 9.4-23.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 236 15 6.8 3.9-11.4 46 19.4 14.3-25.7 86 34.1 27.5-41.5 68 29.4 23.2-36.5 21 10.3 6.4-16.2
Some Post-H.S. 214 *** *** *** 45 19.8 14.1-27.0 76 38.8 31.3-46.8 64 30.3 23.7-37.9 16 6.4 3.7-11.1
College Graduate 141 *** *** *** 48 30.4 22.7-39.4 55 41.2 32.2-50.8 26 20.1 13.2-29.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 16.9 9.9-27.2
$15,000- 24,999 144 13 10.5 5.9-18.1 21 13.1 7.7-21.4 45 29.0 21.0-38.5 47 34.0 25.3-44.0 18 13.4 8.0-21.6
$25,000- 34,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** 40 35.9 26.6-46.5 18 19.3 12.0-29.7 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 393 *** *** *** 54 12.9 9.5-17.3 131 35.0 29.3-41.1 144 37.0 31.5-42.9 51 12.1 8.9-16.4
No 303 29 10.5 7.1-15.3 96 30.0 24.0-36.7 116 37.7 31.4-44.3 50 17.2 12.7-22.9 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 120 *** *** *** 31 23.1 15.5-33.0 *** *** *** 29 26.5 18.1-36.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 580 35 6.6 4.5- 9.6 119 19.1 15.5-23.4 204 35.4 30.8-40.3 167 29.2 25.0-33.9 55 9.6 7.2-12.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 570 29 5.0 3.3- 7.7 119 19.0 15.3-23.3 205 36.7 31.9-41.7 161 29.3 25.0-34.1 56 9.9 7.4-13.3

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*This question was asked of those with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

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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