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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 2,002 786 42.1 39.4-44.8 1,216 57.9 55.2-60.6
GENDER
Male 720 271 37.9 33.6-42.4 449 62.1 57.6-66.4
Female 1,282 515 45.1 41.7-48.5 767 54.9 51.5-58.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,496 526 39.8 36.7-43.0 970 60.2 57.0-63.3
Non-Hispanic Black 381 191 47.6 41.6-53.7 190 52.4 46.3-58.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 131 67 49.3 39.3-59.4 64 50.7 40.6-60.7
45-54 306 154 50.0 43.4-56.6 152 50.0 43.4-56.6
55-64 543 260 47.7 42.6-52.8 283 52.3 47.2-57.4
65-74 537 173 36.6 31.5-42.2 364 63.4 57.8-68.5
75+ 405 98 27.3 22.3-32.9 307 72.7 67.1-77.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 273 146 54.3 47.1-61.5 127 45.7 38.5-52.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 623 265 44.7 40.0-49.5 358 55.3 50.5-60.0
Some Post-H.S. 586 243 40.7 36.2-45.5 343 59.3 54.5-63.8
College Graduate 514 130 26.1 21.9-30.8 384 73.9 69.2-78.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 254 160 64.6 57.0-71.5 94 35.4 28.5-43.0
$15,000- 24,999 384 183 50.8 44.5-57.1 201 49.2 42.9-55.5
$25,000- 34,999 184 76 48.0 38.9-57.1 108 52.0 42.9-61.1
$35,000- 49,999 212 74 36.4 28.2-45.6 138 63.6 54.4-71.8
$50,000-74,999 206 67 34.7 27.1-43.0 139 65.3 57.0-72.9
$75,000+ 323 72 23.6 18.5-29.6 251 76.4 70.4-81.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,055 587 58.3 54.6-61.9 468 41.7 38.1-45.4
No 939 195 23.6 20.2-27.4 744 76.4 72.6-79.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 306 109 36.4 30.3-43.0 197 63.6 57.0-69.7
Non-Veteran 1,695 676 43.0 40.1-46.1 1,019 57.0 53.9-59.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 477 179 40.1 34.9-45.5 298 59.9 54.5-65.1
Regional City or Suburban 402 151 41.6 36.0-47.4 251 58.4 52.6-64.0
Rural 1,123 456 43.4 39.6-47.2 667 56.6 52.8-60.4

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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.

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