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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

In this next question, we are referring to work for pay. Do arthritis or joint symptoms now
affect whether you work, the type of work you do, or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,002 786 42.1 39.4-44.8 1,216 57.9 55.2-60.6
GENDER
Male 720 271 37.9 33.6-42.4 449 62.1 57.6-66.4
Female 1,282 515 45.1 41.7-48.5 767 54.9 51.5-58.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,860 697 40.3 37.5-43.1 1,163 59.7 56.9-62.5
No 137 87 62.9 52.4-72.2 50 37.1 27.8-47.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 452 156 37.7 31.9-43.8 296 62.3 56.2-68.1
Overweight 671 245 39.7 35.2-44.4 426 60.3 55.6-64.8
Obese 731 322 45.3 40.8-49.8 409 54.7 50.2-59.2
Current Smoker
Yes 375 199 54.2 47.7-60.5 176 45.8 39.5-52.3
No 1,616 584 38.8 35.9-41.8 1,032 61.2 58.2-64.1
History of CVD**
Yes 421 193 46.6 40.9-52.4 228 53.4 47.6-59.1
No 1,551 580 40.8 37.7-43.9 971 59.2 56.1-62.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 138 53 35.4 26.5-45.4 85 64.6 54.6-73.5
No 1,802 710 42.7 39.8-45.6 1,092 57.3 54.4-60.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,865 738 42.4 39.6-45.3 1,127 57.6 54.7-60.4
COPD
Yes 330 171 55.5 48.6-62.1 159 44.5 37.9-51.4
No 1,650 602 39.0 36.1-41.9 1,048 61.0 58.1-63.9
Current Asthma
Yes 270 147 55.5 47.8-62.9 123 44.5 37.1-52.2
No 1,720 636 39.8 37.0-42.7 1,084 60.2 57.3-63.0
Diabetes
Yes 436 201 47.3 41.8-52.8 235 52.7 47.2-58.2
No 1,562 583 40.7 37.6-43.8 979 59.3 56.2-62.4
Disability
Yes 1,055 587 58.3 54.6-61.9 468 41.7 38.1-45.4
No 939 195 23.6 20.2-27.4 744 76.4 72.6-79.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,414 619 46.8 43.6-50.1 795 53.2 49.9-56.4
No 588 167 30.5 25.8-35.5 421 69.5 64.5-74.2

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*For those with arthritis, this question was asked regardless of the their employment status.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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