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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 2,011 461 25.0 22.7-27.6 461 23.1 20.9-25.4 1,089 51.9 49.1-54.6
GENDER
Male 721 152 22.3 18.6-26.5 137 19.4 16.1-23.2 432 58.3 53.7-62.7
Female 1,290 309 27.0 24.0-30.3 324 25.7 22.9-28.7 657 47.3 44.0-50.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,868 422 24.6 22.1-27.2 424 22.6 20.4-24.9 1,022 52.8 50.0-55.7
No 138 38 31.2 22.6-41.3 36 29.3 20.5-40.0 64 39.5 30.3-49.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 452 84 24.1 18.6-30.6 90 21.5 17.0-26.8 278 54.3 48.2-60.3
Overweight 671 138 22.6 18.8-26.9 151 22.8 19.2-26.8 382 54.6 50.0-59.2
Obese 740 206 27.6 23.8-31.7 188 24.9 21.3-28.8 346 47.5 43.1-52.0
Current Smoker
Yes 376 129 35.6 29.5-42.1 86 22.2 17.4-27.9 161 42.2 36.0-48.7
No 1,626 330 22.3 19.8-25.0 373 23.3 20.9-25.8 923 54.4 51.4-57.4
History of CVD**
Yes 423 138 34.5 29.0-40.4 91 21.0 16.9-25.9 194 44.5 38.9-50.3
No 1,557 310 22.4 19.8-25.2 366 23.7 21.2-26.4 881 53.9 50.8-57.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 138 29 20.6 13.6-30.0 31 21.6 14.6-30.8 78 57.8 47.7-67.3
No 1,810 415 25.4 22.9-28.1 416 23.0 20.7-25.5 979 51.6 48.7-54.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,873 430 25.2 22.7-27.8 440 23.5 21.2-25.9 1,003 51.4 48.5-54.2
COPD
Yes 333 143 47.8 41.0-54.7 70 20.0 15.3-25.7 120 32.2 26.4-38.6
No 1,656 310 20.0 17.6-22.6 385 23.7 21.3-26.3 961 56.2 53.3-59.2
Current Asthma
Yes 270 120 45.2 37.6-53.0 60 23.7 17.8-30.8 90 31.2 24.9-38.2
No 1,728 339 21.7 19.3-24.3 396 22.8 20.5-25.3 993 55.5 52.6-58.4
Diabetes
Yes 438 140 32.2 27.2-37.5 103 24.3 19.9-29.4 195 43.5 38.1-49.1
No 1,569 320 23.2 20.5-26.1 357 22.7 20.3-25.4 892 54.1 51.0-57.2
Disability
Yes 1,062 424 42.6 38.9-46.4 292 27.3 24.1-30.6 346 30.1 26.9-33.6
No 942 34 4.9 3.1- 7.4 168 18.3 15.5-21.6 740 76.8 73.2-80.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,422 407 31.1 28.1-34.3 327 23.5 20.9-26.3 688 45.3 42.2-48.5
No 589 54 10.2 7.4-13.9 134 22.0 18.3-26.3 401 67.8 62.9-72.3

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

**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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