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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Arthritis Burden-Non-Hispanic White

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
-Non-Hispanic White 1,474 93 6.2 4.9- 7.8 406 24.9 22.3-27.7 557 37.3 34.4-40.4 331 23.5 20.9-26.4 87 8.1 6.2-10.5
GENDER
Male 544 50 9.1 6.7-12.4 174 30.0 25.5-35.0 201 35.1 30.3-40.2 94 18.2 14.3-22.8 25 7.6 4.7-12.0
Female 930 43 4.0 2.8- 5.6 232 21.1 18.2-24.3 356 39.0 35.2-42.9 237 27.5 24.0-31.2 62 8.5 6.3-11.4
AGE
18-34 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 24.8 16.0-36.4 *** *** ***
45-54 197 *** *** *** 44 21.7 15.9-28.9 71 32.1 25.2-39.9 59 29.8 22.9-37.8 16 13.3 7.7-21.9
55-64 384 21 5.0 3.1- 8.0 110 26.4 21.6-31.8 138 36.7 31.1-42.7 85 22.9 18.0-28.7 30 9.0 6.0-13.2
65-74 434 27 7.4 4.7-11.5 130 23.6 19.4-28.3 163 40.2 34.6-46.1 95 21.3 17.1-26.2 *** *** ***
75+ 318 31 9.3 6.3-13.5 82 23.4 18.5-29.1 131 40.5 34.2-47.1 57 19.0 14.4-24.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 160 *** *** *** 17 11.1 6.3-18.7 63 35.0 26.9-44.2 45 25.9 18.5-35.1 30 24.9 17.0-35.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 440 23 3.8 2.4- 6.0 96 21.1 16.9-26.0 171 38.4 33.1-44.0 115 29.0 23.9-34.8 35 7.7 5.4-11.0
Some Post-H.S. 443 30 6.9 4.6-10.3 118 27.9 23.1-33.3 163 37.7 32.6-43.2 114 23.6 19.5-28.3 18 3.9 2.3- 6.5
College Graduate 426 35 11.1 7.8-15.7 173 37.6 32.5-42.9 159 37.9 32.7-43.3 55 12.7 9.5-16.9 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** 51 37.6 28.7-47.6 51 32.8 24.2-42.7 27 20.2 13.1-29.7
$15,000- 24,999 250 *** *** *** 43 16.0 11.1-22.6 96 35.5 28.6-43.2 70 29.2 22.5-36.9 27 14.6 9.2-22.4
$25,000- 34,999 134 *** *** *** 31 17.3 11.3-25.6 *** *** *** 27 20.2 13.1-29.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 167 *** *** *** 54 33.1 24.9-42.6 66 38.9 30.1-48.5 36 22.0 14.1-32.7 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** 61 32.4 24.4-41.6 63 35.0 27.0-44.0 31 19.6 13.2-28.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 291 27 10.8 7.1-16.0 117 38.1 31.6-45.0 101 32.4 26.5-38.9 45 18.7 13.6-25.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 769 19 2.0 1.1- 3.5 135 14.9 12.2-18.0 292 37.3 33.2-41.6 249 32.4 28.5-36.7 74 13.4 10.1-17.5
No 700 74 10.9 8.4-14.0 269 36.1 31.8-40.6 265 37.6 33.3-42.1 79 13.2 10.1-17.2 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 236 24 10.1 6.3-15.6 75 31.1 24.5-38.5 85 33.2 26.5-40.7 39 15.8 11.2-21.8 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,237 69 5.4 4.1- 7.1 331 23.7 21.0-26.8 471 38.0 34.7-41.4 292 25.0 22.1-28.3 74 7.8 5.8-10.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 310 30 9.9 6.7-14.4 108 29.4 24.0-35.4 105 33.6 27.8-40.1 57 21.8 16.4-28.4 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 315 15 3.6 2.1- 6.3 79 24.5 19.3-30.5 124 39.1 33.1-45.6 75 25.0 19.7-31.1 22 7.8 5.0-12.0
Rural 849 48 5.6 3.9- 7.8 219 22.9 19.5-26.7 328 38.3 34.2-42.5 199 23.7 20.2-27.5 55 9.6 6.8-13.4

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

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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