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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-Females

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%)
North Carolina 2,011 461 25.0 22.7-27.6 461 23.1 20.9-25.4 1,089 51.9 49.1-54.6
-FEMALES 1,290 309 27.0 24.0-30.3 324 25.7 22.9-28.7 657 47.3 44.0-50.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 948 209 26.0 22.5-29.9 221 24.0 20.8-27.4 518 50.0 46.1-53.9
Non-Hispanic Black 271 76 27.9 21.8-35.0 83 32.8 26.3-40.0 112 39.3 32.4-46.7
Other 65 *** *** *** 17 20.8 12.5-32.5 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 77 *** *** *** 17 21.1 12.9-32.6 *** *** ***
45-54 192 65 37.7 29.7-46.5 57 27.6 21.1-35.3 70 34.6 27.3-42.8
55-64 320 85 27.0 21.4-33.5 86 27.5 21.9-33.9 149 45.5 39.0-52.1
65-74 354 68 23.0 17.3-29.8 83 24.9 19.9-30.6 203 52.1 45.6-58.6
75+ 292 59 22.8 17.5-29.1 62 22.9 17.6-29.2 171 54.3 47.6-61.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 180 75 45.1 36.4-54.1 50 25.5 18.9-33.4 55 29.5 22.4-37.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 391 93 24.5 19.6-30.2 103 26.7 21.7-32.5 195 48.7 42.8-54.7
Some Post-H.S. 391 92 24.2 19.5-29.5 103 26.8 22.0-32.2 196 49.0 43.2-54.9
College Graduate 325 48 16.1 11.8-21.7 67 22.3 17.4-28.1 210 61.6 55.2-67.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 65 39.8 31.2-49.1 52 27.7 20.6-36.0 60 32.5 24.7-41.5
$15,000- 24,999 254 80 37.7 30.2-45.9 66 23.9 18.2-30.7 108 38.4 31.4-45.9
$25,000- 34,999 117 25 25.1 16.6-36.0 33 32.5 23.1-43.5 59 42.5 32.6-52.9
$35,000- 49,999 127 25 20.3 13.1-30.1 31 25.8 17.7-36.0 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 112 20 16.5 9.8-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 167 25 17.7 11.1-27.0 34 20.3 14.2-28.0 108 62.0 52.8-70.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 689 281 43.9 39.4-48.6 199 28.6 24.7-32.8 209 27.5 23.7-31.6
No 597 26 6.0 3.6- 9.9 124 22.1 18.3-26.4 447 71.9 67.0-76.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,255 302 27.2 24.1-30.6 311 25.4 22.6-28.4 642 47.4 44.0-50.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 323 71 24.6 19.4-30.7 84 27.4 22.1-33.4 168 48.0 41.7-54.3
Regional City or Suburban 246 60 26.6 20.3-33.9 63 26.2 20.2-33.3 123 47.2 39.9-54.6
Rural 721 178 28.6 24.3-33.3 177 24.5 20.9-28.6 366 46.9 42.4-51.5

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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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