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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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%)
North Carolina 2,002 786 42.1 39.4-44.8 1,216 57.9 55.2-60.6
-Piedmont 893 330 40.9 37.1-44.9 563 59.1 55.1-62.9
GENDER
Male 315 101 34.2 28.1-40.8 214 65.8 59.2-71.9
Female 578 229 45.8 41.1-50.7 349 54.2 49.3-58.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 659 223 39.4 34.9-44.0 436 60.6 56.0-65.1
Non-Hispanic Black 183 78 42.0 33.9-50.7 105 58.0 49.3-66.1
Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 140 68 49.2 40.1-58.5 72 50.8 41.5-59.9
55-64 240 108 46.8 39.6-54.3 132 53.2 45.7-60.4
65-74 236 64 31.9 24.6-40.1 172 68.1 59.9-75.4
75+ 176 44 28.3 21.2-36.6 132 71.7 63.4-78.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 112 66 61.0 50.2-70.8 46 39.0 29.2-49.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 262 100 41.7 34.8-48.9 162 58.3 51.1-65.2
Some Post-H.S. 261 103 37.8 31.4-44.7 158 62.2 55.3-68.6
College Graduate 253 60 26.0 20.4-32.4 193 74.0 67.6-79.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 71 69.3 58.4-78.4 37 30.7 21.6-41.6
$15,000- 24,999 167 73 46.9 37.8-56.3 94 53.1 43.7-62.2
$25,000- 34,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 163 35 23.4 16.6-31.9 128 76.6 68.1-83.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 438 249 60.0 54.5-65.2 189 40.0 34.8-45.5
No 452 80 22.3 17.7-27.8 372 77.7 72.2-82.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 35 29.6 21.3-39.6 82 70.4 60.4-78.7
Non-Veteran 775 294 42.6 38.4-46.9 481 57.4 53.1-61.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 425 159 40.2 34.7-45.8 266 59.8 54.2-65.3
Regional City or Suburban 254 97 41.6 34.7-48.8 157 58.4 51.2-65.3
Rural 214 74 41.5 33.4-50.1 140 58.5 49.9-66.6

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

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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