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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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%)
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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 346 24 6.8 4.1-11.1 86 21.2 16.3-27.0 136 38.7 32.1-45.9 84 23.8 18.3-30.4 16 9.5 4.9-17.6
Region 3 202 12 4.9 2.7- 8.9 49 21.0 15.4-28.1 74 36.4 29.1-44.4 51 26.9 20.3-34.7 16 10.7 6.2-17.9
Region 4 326 19 6.0 3.7- 9.6 82 23.6 18.6-29.5 113 33.8 28.1-40.1 78 24.5 19.2-30.7 34 12.1 7.9-18.0
Region 5 199 20 11.0 6.7-17.5 51 23.5 17.5-30.8 72 34.8 27.7-42.8 41 21.3 15.4-28.7 15 9.4 5.0-17.0
Region 6 154 14 9.8 5.6-16.7 36 23.2 16.6-31.4 45 27.5 20.5-35.9 48 31.4 23.9-40.1 11 8.0 4.0-15.3
Region 7 216 15 5.6 3.2- 9.3 55 21.7 16.3-28.3 78 38.9 31.7-46.7 50 25.9 19.5-33.5 18 7.9 4.4-14.0
Region 8 227 *** *** *** 44 19.8 14.0-27.2 81 33.0 26.5-40.3 67 29.6 23.1-37.0 25 13.0 8.5-19.3
Region 9 & 10 300 18 7.6 4.4-13.0 73 20.7 15.9-26.6 103 36.4 29.4-43.9 79 26.5 20.9-33.0 27 8.8 5.7-13.3
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 700 43 6.5 4.6- 9.1 150 19.9 16.5-23.7 247 35.8 31.6-40.2 196 28.7 24.9-32.9 64 9.1 6.9-11.9
Piedmont 878 63 7.5 5.7- 9.7 230 23.6 20.5-27.0 301 33.9 30.4-37.7 208 24.5 21.2-28.1 76 10.5 8.0-13.7
Western NC 392 26 5.8 3.6- 9.0 96 20.4 16.0-25.7 154 39.0 32.8-45.6 94 24.3 19.0-30.4 22 10.6 6.1-17.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 297 20 6.2 3.6-10.4 71 20.2 15.2-26.4 122 41.4 34.4-48.9 75 28.9 22.2-36.7 *** *** ***
Northwest 324 16 4.2 2.5- 7.0 80 22.3 17.5-28.0 125 38.1 32.1-44.6 72 21.7 16.9-27.3 31 13.7 9.1-20.0
Charlotte 257 19 7.8 4.8-12.4 68 23.5 18.0-30.1 77 29.8 23.7-36.8 66 25.7 19.6-33.0 27 13.2 8.1-20.6
Greensboro 158 16 11.4 6.6-18.9 37 21.1 14.8-29.3 56 33.9 26.0-42.9 37 23.9 16.9-32.6 12 9.7 4.7-19.0
Southern Regional 187 16 8.5 5.1-13.8 37 19.9 14.3-27.0 52 25.9 19.7-33.3 65 37.4 29.9-45.5 17 8.3 4.9-13.6
Southeast 131 *** *** *** 31 23.7 15.4-34.5 49 36.7 27.7-46.9 34 25.5 17.9-34.9 11 9.2 4.9-16.6
Wake 226 16 6.8 3.9-11.6 62 24.9 19.1-31.7 80 36.1 29.3-43.6 50 24.0 18.0-31.4 18 8.1 4.5-14.2
Area L & Eastern 390 23 6.5 4.0-10.4 90 19.6 15.4-24.7 141 39.2 33.1-45.7 99 24.3 19.5-29.7 37 10.4 7.1-14.9

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*This question was asked of those with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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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