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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 1 & 2 Demographics

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
Region 1 & 2 346 24 6.8 4.1-11.1 86 21.2 16.3-27.0 136 38.7 32.1-45.9 84 23.8 18.3-30.4 16 9.5 4.9-17.6
GENDER
Male 139 *** *** *** 35 23.1 15.7-32.6 *** *** *** 30 21.7 14.1-31.9 *** *** ***
Female 207 14 6.8 3.5-12.9 51 19.7 13.7-27.4 77 37.2 28.8-46.5 54 25.5 18.2-34.6 11 10.8 4.5-23.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 312 20 6.4 3.7-11.0 81 21.5 16.4-27.6 123 38.9 31.9-46.4 73 23.6 17.8-30.6 15 9.5 4.7-18.3
Non-Hispanic Black 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
44-64 140 *** *** *** 34 22.1 14.9-31.5 50 34.0 24.6-44.8 37 21.6 14.2-31.3 *** *** ***
65+ 180 15 7.2 3.9-13.0 47 21.8 15.2-30.2 75 42.6 33.6-52.2 38 22.6 15.9-31.0 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 151 *** *** *** 20 10.7 6.3-17.7 *** *** *** 47 29.2 20.2-40.2 *** *** ***
Some College + 194 17 12.1 6.9-20.2 66 32.6 24.8-41.5 72 36.7 28.6-45.5 37 18.0 12.6-25.2 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 199 12 3.5 1.7- 7.0 35 15.9 10.5-23.3 81 41.2 32.3-50.7 59 27.7 20.0-36.9 12 11.8 5.6-23.1
$50,000+ 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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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