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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 706 69 10.1 7.8-13.1 200 26.6 22.8-30.7 247 33.9 29.7-38.3 151 21.4 17.9-25.4 39 8.0 5.4-11.7
Female 1,264 63 4.6 3.4- 6.2 276 18.7 16.4-21.4 455 36.2 33.1-39.5 347 28.8 25.8-32.0 123 11.6 9.4-14.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,474 93 6.2 4.9- 7.8 406 24.9 22.3-27.7 557 37.3 34.4-40.4 331 23.5 20.9-26.4 87 8.1 6.2-10.5
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 133 *** *** *** 33 26.8 18.5-37.2 40 30.9 22.3-41.0 40 26.8 19.3-36.0 *** *** ***
45-54 302 14 3.7 2.0- 6.5 58 19.4 14.7-25.1 102 31.3 25.6-37.7 94 31.3 25.5-37.7 34 14.3 9.7-20.6
55-64 539 28 4.9 3.3- 7.4 131 22.8 19.0-27.2 181 34.1 29.4-39.0 144 27.1 22.7-32.0 55 11.1 8.1-15.1
65-74 533 39 8.7 6.0-12.4 143 20.6 17.1-24.7 200 39.6 34.5-44.9 121 21.4 17.6-25.7 30 9.7 5.9-15.5
75+ 384 36 9.9 6.8-14.1 93 21.8 17.5-26.9 148 37.1 31.5-43.1 79 22.4 17.7-27.9 28 8.8 5.3-14.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 15 6.0 3.5-10.3 23 9.3 5.8-14.6 90 32.8 26.4-39.8 84 28.0 22.0-34.9 55 23.9 17.8-31.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 617 42 6.4 4.5- 9.0 117 18.5 15.1-22.4 223 35.7 31.3-40.3 175 29.9 25.6-34.6 60 9.5 7.2-12.4
Some Post-H.S. 576 35 6.0 4.0- 8.7 143 25.7 21.6-30.4 203 36.0 31.5-40.8 159 25.8 21.9-30.0 36 6.5 4.3- 9.9
College Graduate 505 40 10.7 7.7-14.7 191 35.8 31.2-40.6 185 36.5 31.8-41.4 78 15.5 12.2-19.5 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 244 *** *** *** 17 6.8 3.9-11.6 80 35.5 28.5-43.2 87 33.5 26.7-41.1 50 21.2 15.5-28.2
$15,000- 24,999 385 29 7.0 4.7-10.5 59 14.0 10.2-18.8 127 31.6 26.1-37.5 120 32.2 26.6-38.4 50 15.2 10.7-21.1
$25,000- 34,999 183 11 4.8 2.4- 9.1 38 15.8 10.8-22.6 81 44.7 35.9-53.9 40 21.8 15.5-29.8 13 12.9 6.7-23.6
$35,000- 49,999 210 11 4.9 2.3-10.2 64 30.3 23.1-38.6 76 35.3 27.6-43.7 49 23.4 16.3-32.5 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 201 14 9.4 5.3-16.1 67 31.0 23.7-39.4 74 35.2 27.7-43.4 41 21.5 15.4-29.3 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 323 29 10.3 6.9-15.1 128 38.4 32.2-44.9 112 32.5 27.0-38.6 52 18.4 13.7-24.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,041 28 2.4 1.5- 3.8 152 13.1 10.9-15.7 360 34.0 30.6-37.6 373 35.5 32.0-39.1 128 15.0 12.1-18.3
No 921 103 11.9 9.6-14.6 322 32.3 28.7-36.1 342 37.0 33.2-40.9 122 14.4 11.7-17.7 32 4.4 2.8- 6.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 299 27 8.7 5.7-13.2 84 27.7 22.1-34.1 108 34.8 28.7-41.5 60 19.4 14.9-25.0 20 9.3 5.3-15.8
Non-Veteran 1,670 105 6.6 5.3- 8.2 392 21.0 18.7-23.5 593 35.2 32.5-38.1 438 26.9 24.3-29.7 142 10.3 8.3-12.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 471 46 10.1 7.4-13.8 135 24.0 20.0-28.5 149 32.1 27.3-37.2 103 23.3 18.9-28.4 38 10.6 7.2-15.3
Regional City or Suburban 400 23 4.9 3.1- 7.5 94 24.3 19.6-29.6 150 37.2 31.9-42.9 102 25.9 21.1-31.2 31 7.8 5.3-11.3
Rural 1,099 63 6.1 4.5- 8.1 247 19.9 17.1-23.0 403 36.1 32.6-39.8 293 27.0 23.8-30.5 93 10.9 8.3-14.1

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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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