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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-Females

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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 930 43 4.0 2.8- 5.6 232 21.1 18.2-24.3 356 39.0 35.2-42.9 237 27.5 24.0-31.2 62 8.5 6.3-11.4
Non-Hispanic Black 264 16 5.1 3.0- 8.6 37 12.3 8.6-17.3 77 28.3 22.3-35.2 80 30.9 24.5-38.1 54 23.5 17.1-31.3
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 77 *** *** *** 18 22.6 14.1-34.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 189 *** *** *** 28 13.7 9.1-19.9 70 35.1 27.6-43.3 61 33.7 26.2-42.2 24 15.0 9.2-23.5
55-64 320 15 4.2 2.4- 7.3 66 18.9 14.5-24.1 113 35.0 29.0-41.5 85 26.8 21.1-33.3 41 15.2 10.6-21.3
65-74 349 19 5.2 2.9- 8.9 95 19.5 15.5-24.2 119 37.0 30.9-43.4 91 26.7 21.5-32.7 25 11.7 7.0-18.7
75+ 274 19 7.6 4.5-12.4 58 19.6 14.8-25.5 108 38.6 32.2-45.4 68 27.4 21.6-34.0 21 6.9 4.2-11.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 172 *** *** *** 11 6.2 3.2-11.6 52 26.7 20.0-34.8 61 33.8 25.9-42.9 42 28.7 20.8-38.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 389 25 4.9 3.2- 7.5 64 15.2 11.6-19.7 144 38.6 32.9-44.7 111 29.6 24.3-35.6 45 11.5 8.4-15.7
Some Post-H.S. 385 18 4.4 2.6- 7.5 82 20.1 15.7-25.3 140 38.5 32.9-44.4 118 30.0 25.0-35.5 27 7.0 4.3-11.3
College Graduate 316 14 4.7 2.6- 8.5 119 35.7 29.9-42.0 119 38.9 32.9-45.3 55 18.5 14.0-24.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 168 *** *** *** 11 5.4 2.7-10.3 55 36.2 27.7-45.6 61 35.5 27.0-45.0 34 19.8 13.6-28.0
$15,000- 24,999 254 14 4.6 2.5- 8.1 36 12.9 8.7-18.7 88 31.1 24.7-38.2 78 33.3 26.4-41.1 38 18.2 12.2-26.2
$25,000- 34,999 115 *** *** *** 23 14.5 8.9-22.6 *** *** *** 28 26.0 17.7-36.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 126 *** *** *** 35 29.6 21.0-40.0 45 37.0 27.5-47.6 34 25.0 17.3-34.9 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 110 *** *** *** 31 24.1 15.9-34.7 *** *** *** 25 23.7 15.5-34.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 167 *** *** *** 61 30.8 23.4-39.4 63 38.9 30.7-47.8 33 25.5 17.9-35.1 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 674 15 2.0 1.0- 4.0 83 10.4 8.1-13.3 224 32.6 28.5-37.0 256 38.1 33.8-42.7 96 16.9 13.3-21.1
No 585 48 7.8 5.7-10.7 192 29.1 24.9-33.6 231 40.9 36.2-45.8 89 17.2 13.6-21.6 25 4.9 2.9- 8.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,229 63 4.8 3.5- 6.4 272 19.0 16.5-21.6 441 36.2 33.0-39.5 332 28.3 25.2-31.5 121 11.8 9.5-14.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 320 19 5.1 3.0- 8.3 84 21.6 17.2-26.8 108 34.7 29.0-41.0 77 26.5 21.1-32.6 32 12.1 8.1-17.7
Regional City or Suburban 241 12 4.0 2.1- 7.5 47 20.1 14.6-27.0 92 37.5 30.6-44.8 69 29.5 23.1-36.8 21 9.0 5.5-14.2
Rural 703 32 4.6 3.0- 7.1 145 16.5 13.6-19.8 255 36.5 32.2-41.1 201 29.9 25.7-34.4 70 12.5 9.2-16.7

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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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