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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

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
-Piedmont 878 63 7.5 5.7- 9.7 230 23.6 20.5-27.0 301 33.9 30.4-37.7 208 24.5 21.2-28.1 76 10.5 8.0-13.7
GENDER
Male 311 37 11.7 8.3-16.3 99 28.9 23.4-34.9 96 31.2 25.6-37.5 60 19.1 14.4-25.0 19 9.1 5.3-15.2
Female 567 26 4.3 2.8- 6.6 131 19.8 16.4-23.7 205 35.9 31.5-40.6 148 28.4 24.2-33.1 57 11.5 8.5-15.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 647 43 6.9 5.0- 9.6 189 26.4 22.6-30.5 235 35.5 31.3-39.9 139 23.3 19.5-27.6 41 8.0 5.5-11.4
Non-Hispanic Black 180 16 9.1 5.3-15.2 30 14.0 9.4-20.4 50 28.3 21.3-36.7 53 28.1 21.2-36.2 31 20.4 13.4-30.0
Other 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 137 *** *** *** 37 24.4 17.5-33.0 42 32.0 23.8-41.5 39 29.7 21.8-39.1 14 10.8 6.1-18.4
55-64 241 *** *** *** 61 24.4 18.8-31.0 79 32.7 26.4-39.8 63 27.2 20.9-34.5 26 11.4 7.2-17.6
65-74 234 23 11.7 7.5-17.8 62 19.4 14.8-25.0 84 37.8 30.7-45.4 49 18.6 13.7-24.7 *** *** ***
75+ 166 15 9.9 5.7-16.7 43 22.7 16.5-30.3 65 36.8 28.9-45.5 28 18.3 12.5-26.1 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** 37 31.7 22.9-42.0 31 27.6 18.9-38.4 27 27.3 18.2-38.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 261 17 6.5 3.8-10.8 54 19.5 14.5-25.6 90 35.8 29.4-42.8 71 29.4 23.1-36.5 29 8.9 6.0-13.0
Some Post-H.S. 251 *** *** *** 70 28.7 22.6-35.6 88 34.3 28.0-41.2 66 23.9 18.6-30.0 *** *** ***
College Graduate 252 29 14.1 9.7-20.1 95 36.5 30.3-43.1 86 33.8 27.8-40.3 38 14.6 10.4-20.0 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 22.1 14.5-32.3
$15,000- 24,999 168 *** *** *** 29 14.9 9.5-22.5 50 29.6 22.2-38.3 52 32.7 24.7-41.9 25 16.6 10.1-26.2
$25,000- 34,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 103 *** *** *** 28 26.3 17.7-37.1 *** *** *** 21 20.6 13.0-31.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 163 18 11.9 7.2-19.0 63 38.1 29.8-47.2 50 30.1 22.8-38.4 31 19.4 13.2-27.7 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 430 *** *** *** 68 14.2 10.9-18.3 139 30.9 26.1-36.1 155 36.3 31.1-41.8 59 16.3 12.1-21.6
No 445 54 12.5 9.4-16.5 161 32.8 27.9-38.1 162 37.1 31.9-42.5 52 12.9 9.3-17.5 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 116 *** *** *** 38 31.9 23.1-42.1 34 28.6 20.3-38.7 23 16.6 10.8-24.6 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 761 51 7.0 5.2- 9.4 192 22.4 19.1-26.0 266 34.7 30.8-38.7 185 25.8 22.2-29.8 67 10.2 7.6-13.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 420 42 10.0 7.2-13.8 119 23.9 19.7-28.6 132 31.7 26.8-37.2 90 23.2 18.6-28.6 37 11.2 7.5-16.2
Regional City or Suburban 252 *** *** *** 63 25.9 20.1-32.7 99 38.4 31.8-45.5 61 24.1 18.5-30.7 22 8.8 5.6-13.5
Rural 206 *** *** *** 48 20.3 14.4-27.8 70 32.7 25.7-40.6 57 27.4 20.6-35.5 *** *** ***

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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.

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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