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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-Non-Hispanic Black

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
-Non-Hispanic Black 372 30 8.9 6.0-13.1 52 12.9 9.5-17.4 105 27.5 22.4-33.3 120 31.9 26.5-37.9 65 18.7 13.8-24.8
GENDER
Male 108 14 15.4 9.1-24.9 15 14.0 7.9-23.4 28 26.2 17.5-37.3 40 33.7 24.4-44.3 *** *** ***
Female 264 16 5.1 3.0- 8.6 37 12.3 8.6-17.3 77 28.3 22.3-35.2 80 30.9 24.5-38.1 54 23.5 17.1-31.3
AGE
18-34 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 19.4 11.7-30.4
55-64 113 *** *** *** 15 13.0 7.4-21.9 31 25.7 17.3-36.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 19.4 11.5-30.9 *** *** ***
75+ 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 139 19 17.2 10.6-26.6 16 10.0 5.9-16.6 39 26.4 18.9-35.7 43 30.0 22.1-39.2 22 16.4 10.5-24.7
Some Post-H.S. 99 *** *** *** 20 19.1 11.4-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 112 13 12.1 6.8-20.6 15 10.1 5.6-17.5 24 21.4 13.6-32.1 *** *** *** 22 19.0 11.0-30.6
$25,000- 34,999 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 202 *** *** *** 14 8.9 5.0-15.2 46 22.2 15.9-30.0 89 44.0 36.0-52.4 47 22.8 16.3-30.9
No 168 24 17.3 11.4-25.4 38 17.9 12.4-25.3 59 34.2 26.1-43.3 31 17.6 11.9-25.3 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 324 28 9.7 6.5-14.4 45 12.2 8.8-16.8 88 25.5 20.2-31.6 105 32.3 26.4-38.8 58 20.2 14.8-27.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 124 *** *** *** 19 12.2 7.2-19.8 32 26.2 18.1-36.2 36 27.5 19.4-37.4 25 24.0 15.2-35.6
Regional City or Suburban 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 184 *** *** *** 24 10.6 6.6-16.4 53 26.7 19.4-35.6 64 37.8 29.3-47.1 32 18.5 11.9-27.6

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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.

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