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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 706 69 10.1 7.8-13.1 200 26.6 22.8-30.7 247 33.9 29.7-38.3 151 21.4 17.9-25.4 39 8.0 5.4-11.7
Female 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,829 126 7.1 5.8- 8.7 450 22.3 20.1-24.7 655 35.2 32.6-37.9 455 25.5 23.1-28.1 143 9.8 8.0-12.1
No 136 *** *** *** 26 19.6 12.4-29.5 45 34.7 25.4-45.3 42 27.9 20.1-37.3 18 13.2 7.9-21.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 440 32 7.2 4.8-10.6 130 24.4 20.1-29.3 170 40.2 34.5-46.2 83 19.1 14.5-24.6 25 9.1 5.5-14.8
Overweight 657 50 7.8 5.6-10.7 180 26.5 22.6-30.8 229 32.8 28.6-37.3 149 23.3 19.7-27.4 49 9.6 6.9-13.1
Obese 730 39 5.9 4.1- 8.3 131 17.3 14.1-21.0 262 35.6 31.5-39.9 224 30.3 26.4-34.6 74 10.9 8.1-14.6
Current Smoker
Yes 370 *** *** *** 59 16.6 12.3-22.1 123 32.5 26.9-38.8 130 30.8 25.3-37.0 45 17.5 12.4-24.0
No 1,590 117 8.1 6.6- 9.9 416 23.6 21.2-26.1 577 36.0 33.2-38.9 365 24.3 21.8-27.0 115 8.1 6.4-10.1
History of CVD**
Yes 411 31 8.3 5.6-12.2 66 15.5 11.9-20.0 142 33.3 28.1-39.0 121 28.6 23.6-34.2 51 14.3 10.2-19.6
No 1,529 100 6.6 5.3- 8.3 406 23.9 21.4-26.6 547 35.6 32.7-38.6 370 25.0 22.4-27.8 106 8.9 7.0-11.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 136 *** *** *** 52 42.0 32.3-52.3 34 20.7 14.1-29.3 34 20.5 14.0-29.0 *** *** ***
No 1,774 121 7.1 5.8- 8.7 414 20.5 18.4-22.9 646 36.1 33.5-38.9 446 26.2 23.7-28.8 147 10.0 8.2-12.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,839 128 7.2 5.9- 8.7 438 21.4 19.3-23.8 656 35.2 32.6-37.9 468 26.1 23.7-28.7 149 10.1 8.2-12.3
COPD
Yes 324 *** *** *** 51 15.5 10.9-21.5 106 30.2 24.6-36.5 115 33.3 27.2-40.0 45 19.2 13.6-26.5
No 1,625 125 8.1 6.6- 9.8 421 23.4 21.1-25.9 590 36.4 33.6-39.3 377 24.2 21.7-26.9 112 8.0 6.3-10.0
Current Asthma
Yes 268 *** *** *** 33 13.8 9.2-20.1 81 27.6 21.6-34.5 93 30.2 23.9-37.3 54 25.6 18.8-33.9
No 1,689 125 7.7 6.3- 9.4 440 23.5 21.2-26.0 618 36.6 33.8-39.5 400 24.7 22.2-27.3 106 7.5 5.9- 9.5
Diabetes
Yes 423 24 6.7 4.2-10.7 81 16.9 13.3-21.4 132 33.3 28.1-38.9 134 30.2 25.3-35.5 52 12.9 9.5-17.3
No 1,543 108 7.0 5.6- 8.6 394 23.4 20.9-26.0 569 35.8 32.9-38.8 362 24.5 21.9-27.3 110 9.4 7.4-11.9
Disability
Yes 1,041 28 2.4 1.5- 3.8 152 13.1 10.9-15.7 360 34.0 30.6-37.6 373 35.5 32.0-39.1 128 15.0 12.1-18.3
No 921 103 11.9 9.6-14.6 322 32.3 28.7-36.1 342 37.0 33.2-40.9 122 14.4 11.7-17.7 32 4.4 2.8- 6.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,393 84 6.4 5.0- 8.1 285 18.9 16.6-21.5 489 34.3 31.3-37.4 398 28.4 25.6-31.4 137 12.1 9.8-14.7
No 577 48 8.3 6.0-11.5 191 29.5 25.1-34.2 213 37.6 32.8-42.6 100 19.3 15.4-23.8 25 5.4 3.2- 9.0

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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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