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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,667 2,144 26.9 25.7-28.2 4,523 73.1 71.8-74.3
-Piedmont 3,352 951 25.1 23.4-26.8 2,401 74.9 73.2-76.6
GENDER
Male 1,432 342 22.8 20.4-25.4 1,090 77.2 74.6-79.6
Female 1,920 609 27.1 24.9-29.4 1,311 72.9 70.6-75.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,158 703 29.7 27.5-32.0 1,455 70.3 68.0-72.5
Non-Hispanic Black 692 197 23.0 19.7-26.6 495 77.0 73.4-80.3
Other 449 47 8.6 6.2-11.7 402 91.4 88.3-93.8
AGE
18-34 689 36 6.0 4.2- 8.5 653 94.0 91.5-95.8
35-44 518 65 14.6 11.2-18.7 453 85.4 81.3-88.8
45-54 623 149 25.0 21.3-29.0 474 75.0 71.0-78.7
55-64 610 252 41.4 37.0-45.9 358 58.6 54.1-63.0
65-74 516 249 48.3 43.2-53.4 267 51.7 46.6-56.8
75+ 342 191 59.0 53.0-64.8 151 41.0 35.2-47.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 345 125 35.5 29.8-41.7 220 64.5 58.3-70.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 836 277 27.4 24.2-30.9 559 72.6 69.1-75.8
Some Post-H.S. 876 280 26.3 23.3-29.6 596 73.7 70.4-76.7
College Graduate 1,275 264 16.4 14.5-18.5 1,011 83.6 81.5-85.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 294 114 36.6 30.4-43.3 180 63.4 56.7-69.6
$15,000- 24,999 502 175 30.7 26.3-35.6 327 69.3 64.4-73.7
$25,000- 34,999 285 79 25.5 19.8-32.2 206 74.5 67.8-80.2
$35,000- 49,999 356 86 21.5 16.8-26.9 270 78.5 73.1-83.2
$50,000- 74,999 390 108 23.6 19.3-28.6 282 76.4 71.4-80.7
$75,000+ 833 168 18.1 15.4-21.2 665 81.9 78.8-84.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 744 462 59.7 55.4-63.8 282 40.3 36.2-44.6
No 2,539 475 16.0 14.5-17.7 2,064 84.0 82.3-85.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 374 130 33.6 28.4-39.3 244 66.4 60.7-71.6
Non-Veteran 2,965 820 24.1 22.4-25.9 2,145 75.9 74.1-77.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,801 446 21.6 19.6-23.8 1,355 78.4 76.2-80.4
Regional City or Suburban 889 274 27.5 24.4-31.0 615 72.5 69.0-75.6
Rural 662 231 30.8 26.8-35.2 431 69.2 64.8-73.2

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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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