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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

During the past 30 days, to what extent has your arthritis or joint symptoms interfered with your normal social activities,
such as going shopping, to the movies, or to religious or social gatherings?*

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  Total
Respond.^
A lot A little Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,011 461 25.0 22.7-27.6 461 23.1 20.9-25.4 1,089 51.9 49.1-54.6
GENDER
Male 721 152 22.3 18.6-26.5 137 19.4 16.1-23.2 432 58.3 53.7-62.7
Female 1,290 309 27.0 24.0-30.3 324 25.7 22.9-28.7 657 47.3 44.0-50.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,504 312 23.9 21.1-26.9 328 22.5 20.0-25.2 864 53.6 50.5-56.8
Non-Hispanic Black 382 110 27.8 22.7-33.5 104 26.6 21.6-32.3 168 45.6 39.5-51.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 132 31 21.8 14.8-30.9 32 27.6 19.1-38.2 69 50.6 40.6-60.6
45-54 307 96 33.8 27.6-40.5 77 23.3 18.4-29.1 134 42.9 36.6-49.5
55-64 543 144 27.0 22.6-31.9 129 23.8 19.8-28.3 270 49.2 44.2-54.3
65-74 542 102 20.8 16.4-26.1 120 23.1 19.0-27.6 320 56.1 50.7-61.4
75+ 408 76 22.8 17.8-28.9 79 18.8 14.8-23.7 253 58.3 52.3-64.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 276 108 40.1 33.2-47.5 69 23.5 18.0-29.9 99 36.4 29.9-43.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 624 147 24.0 20.1-28.4 154 25.0 21.2-29.4 323 51.0 46.2-55.7
Some Post-H.S. 588 137 23.0 19.2-27.2 140 23.4 19.6-27.5 311 53.7 48.9-58.4
College Graduate 517 68 12.8 9.8-16.5 97 19.2 15.6-23.4 352 68.0 63.2-72.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 254 104 43.0 35.7-50.7 67 25.2 19.3-32.1 83 31.8 25.2-39.1
$15,000- 24,999 386 127 37.3 31.2-43.9 94 23.8 18.9-29.4 165 38.9 33.2-45.1
$25,000- 34,999 186 41 27.1 19.1-36.8 56 33.0 25.1-42.1 89 39.9 31.8-48.6
$35,000- 49,999 212 40 17.5 12.2-24.4 46 20.6 14.9-27.9 126 61.8 53.4-69.6
$50,000-74,999 207 30 14.3 9.2-21.4 49 27.1 20.1-35.3 128 58.7 50.2-66.7
$75,000+ 324 34 11.1 7.4-16.3 55 15.4 11.6-20.1 235 73.5 67.5-78.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,062 424 42.6 38.9-46.4 292 27.3 24.1-30.6 346 30.1 26.9-33.6
No 942 34 4.9 3.1- 7.4 168 18.3 15.5-21.6 740 76.8 73.2-80.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 307 69 23.8 18.3-30.5 62 19.3 14.9-24.8 176 56.8 50.0-63.4
Non-Veteran 1,703 392 25.3 22.7-28.1 399 23.8 21.4-26.4 912 50.9 47.9-53.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 478 94 20.8 16.7-25.6 102 20.9 17.0-25.4 282 58.3 52.9-63.4
Regional City or Suburban 403 93 24.1 19.5-29.5 100 25.9 21.2-31.2 210 50.0 44.3-55.6
Rural 1,130 274 27.8 24.3-31.6 259 23.0 20.1-26.3 597 49.2 45.4-52.9

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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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