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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,010 1,081 55.6 52.9-58.3 929 44.4 41.7-47.1
GENDER
Male 721 363 50.9 46.4-55.4 358 49.1 44.6-53.6
Female 1,289 718 59.0 55.7-62.2 571 41.0 37.8-44.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,867 997 55.1 52.3-57.9 870 44.9 42.1-47.7
No 138 82 62.3 52.1-71.5 56 37.7 28.5-47.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 456 222 54.5 48.7-60.2 234 45.5 39.8-51.3
Overweight 667 332 51.1 46.4-55.7 335 48.9 44.3-53.6
Obese 738 453 60.7 56.3-64.9 285 39.3 35.1-43.7
Current Smoker
Yes 375 244 64.9 58.7-70.7 131 35.1 29.3-41.3
No 1,625 830 53.1 50.1-56.0 795 46.9 44.0-49.9
History of CVD**
Yes 417 249 59.1 53.2-64.6 168 40.9 35.4-46.8
No 1,562 812 54.5 51.5-57.6 750 45.5 42.4-48.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 136 67 43.4 33.8-53.4 69 56.6 46.6-66.2
No 1,811 982 56.5 53.7-59.3 829 43.5 40.7-46.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,873 1,018 56.3 53.5-59.0 855 43.7 41.0-46.5
COPD
Yes 329 226 69.5 62.9-75.3 103 30.5 24.7-37.1
No 1,659 838 52.5 49.6-55.4 821 47.5 44.6-50.4
Current Asthma
Yes 268 191 71.3 64.2-77.5 77 28.7 22.5-35.8
No 1,729 883 53.0 50.1-55.9 846 47.0 44.1-49.9
Diabetes
Yes 435 267 62.4 56.9-67.7 168 37.6 32.3-43.1
No 1,571 811 53.8 50.7-56.8 760 46.2 43.2-49.3
Disability
Yes 1,064 810 77.7 74.5-80.6 254 22.3 19.4-25.5
No 938 264 30.0 26.4-33.8 674 70.0 66.2-73.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,419 840 61.5 58.3-64.5 579 38.5 35.5-41.7
No 591 241 41.4 36.5-46.4 350 58.6 53.6-63.5

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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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