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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 399 146 42.0 35.4-48.8 253 58.0 51.2-64.6
GENDER
Male 155 60 43.0 33.2-53.4 95 57.0 46.6-66.8
Female 244 86 41.2 32.7-50.3 158 58.8 49.7-67.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 365 131 42.0 35.1-49.1 234 58.0 50.9-64.9
Non-Hispanic Black 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 112 39 32.8 23.6-43.5 73 67.2 56.5-76.4
College Graduate 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 223 107 52.2 43.4-60.9 116 47.8 39.1-56.6
No 175 39 27.6 18.9-38.5 136 72.4 61.5-81.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 334 128 44.3 37.0-51.8 206 55.7 48.2-63.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 330 125 41.9 34.6-49.6 205 58.1 50.4-65.4

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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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