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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,667 2,144 26.9 25.7-28.2 4,523 73.1 71.8-74.3
GENDER
Male 2,860 777 23.7 21.9-25.5 2,083 76.3 74.5-78.1
Female 3,807 1,367 30.0 28.3-31.7 2,440 70.0 68.3-71.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,476 1,594 30.8 29.2-32.4 2,882 69.2 67.6-70.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,298 419 25.3 22.7-28.0 879 74.7 72.0-77.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 216 44 12.4 8.7-17.3 172 87.6 82.7-91.3
Hispanic 493 42 6.8 4.7- 9.7 451 93.2 90.3-95.3
AGE
18-34 1,259 66 5.6 4.3- 7.3 1,193 94.4 92.7-95.7
35-44 935 144 16.0 13.3-19.1 791 84.0 80.9-86.7
45-54 1,152 325 28.6 25.7-31.8 827 71.4 68.2-74.3
55-64 1,337 582 43.7 40.6-46.9 755 56.3 53.1-59.4
65-74 1,138 572 49.7 46.2-53.3 566 50.3 46.7-53.8
75+ 754 438 59.4 55.1-63.5 316 40.6 36.5-44.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 714 301 38.2 34.0-42.6 413 61.8 57.4-66.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,855 675 28.6 26.4-31.0 1,180 71.4 69.0-73.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,842 623 26.8 24.6-29.1 1,219 73.2 70.9-75.4
College Graduate 2,225 538 18.5 16.9-20.3 1,687 81.5 79.7-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 652 275 37.6 33.2-42.2 377 62.4 57.8-66.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,097 411 33.0 29.7-36.4 686 67.0 63.6-70.3
$25,000- 34,999 587 200 29.1 24.9-33.8 387 70.9 66.2-75.1
$35,000- 49,999 746 222 23.8 20.3-27.6 524 76.2 72.4-79.7
$50,000-74,999 814 214 21.7 18.6-25.1 600 78.3 74.9-81.4
$75,000+ 1,423 332 19.8 17.6-22.2 1,091 80.2 77.8-82.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,750 1,117 60.2 57.3-63.1 633 39.8 36.9-42.7
No 4,776 991 16.6 15.4-17.8 3,785 83.4 82.2-84.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 899 332 33.6 30.1-37.3 567 66.4 62.7-69.9
Non-Veteran 5,748 1,811 26.1 24.8-27.4 3,937 73.9 72.6-75.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,968 499 21.7 19.8-23.9 1,469 78.3 76.1-80.2
Regional City or Suburban 1,447 433 25.9 23.4-28.5 1,014 74.1 71.5-76.6
Rural 3,252 1,212 31.6 29.7-33.6 2,040 68.4 66.4-70.3

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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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