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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,010 1,081 55.6 52.9-58.3 929 44.4 41.7-47.1
GENDER
Male 721 363 50.9 46.4-55.4 358 49.1 44.6-53.6
Female 1,289 718 59.0 55.7-62.2 571 41.0 37.8-44.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,503 796 55.6 52.5-58.6 707 44.4 41.4-47.5
Non-Hispanic Black 383 216 55.9 49.7-61.9 167 44.1 38.1-50.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 133 73 54.8 44.7-64.5 60 45.2 35.5-55.3
45-54 308 192 64.2 57.8-70.2 116 35.8 29.8-42.2
55-64 544 324 60.6 55.5-65.4 220 39.4 34.6-44.5
65-74 542 271 50.9 45.6-56.2 271 49.1 43.8-54.4
75+ 404 186 49.3 43.4-55.2 218 50.7 44.8-56.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 272 181 68.0 61.3-74.1 91 32.0 25.9-38.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 627 343 55.3 50.6-59.9 284 44.7 40.1-49.4
Some Post-H.S. 592 334 55.4 50.6-60.1 258 44.6 39.9-49.4
College Graduate 513 220 42.5 37.7-47.5 293 57.5 52.5-62.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 253 192 75.2 67.9-81.2 61 24.8 18.8-32.1
$15,000- 24,999 385 238 65.1 59.1-70.7 147 34.9 29.3-40.9
$25,000- 34,999 186 95 57.6 48.7-66.0 91 42.4 34.0-51.3
$35,000- 49,999 211 99 44.2 36.1-52.5 112 55.8 47.5-63.9
$50,000-74,999 206 108 56.7 48.5-64.6 98 43.3 35.4-51.5
$75,000+ 324 129 40.6 34.4-47.1 195 59.4 52.9-65.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,064 810 77.7 74.5-80.6 254 22.3 19.4-25.5
No 938 264 30.0 26.4-33.8 674 70.0 66.2-73.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 308 162 55.3 48.6-61.8 146 44.7 38.2-51.4
Non-Veteran 1,701 918 55.6 52.7-58.5 783 44.4 41.5-47.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 477 237 49.6 44.3-54.9 240 50.4 45.1-55.7
Regional City or Suburban 403 229 58.4 52.8-63.9 174 41.6 36.1-47.2
Rural 1,130 615 57.7 54.0-61.3 515 42.3 38.7-46.0

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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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