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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

During the past 30 days, to what extent has your arthritis or joint symptoms interfered with your normal social activities,
such as going shopping, to the movies, or to religious or social gatherings?*

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  Total
Respond.^
A lot A little Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,011 461 25.0 22.7-27.6 461 23.1 20.9-25.4 1,089 51.9 49.1-54.6
-Western 401 96 32.3 25.8-39.6 78 18.3 14.2-23.4 227 49.3 42.8-55.9
GENDER
Male 156 *** *** *** 27 17.5 11.4-25.8 89 48.1 38.2-58.1
Female 245 56 30.8 22.5-40.6 51 18.9 13.7-25.6 138 50.2 41.6-58.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 367 90 33.3 26.5-40.9 69 17.7 13.5-22.9 208 48.9 42.1-55.8
Non-Hispanic Black 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 105 *** *** *** 25 23.2 14.9-34.3 *** *** ***
65-74 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 94 *** *** *** 15 16.5 9.5-27.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 122 *** *** *** 23 16.9 10.5-26.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 114 25 23.4 15.4-34.0 22 20.7 13.2-31.0 *** *** ***
College Graduate 114 *** *** *** 24 24.6 16.0-35.9 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 225 90 47.5 38.7-56.5 52 21.1 15.4-28.3 83 31.4 24.2-39.5
No 175 *** *** *** 26 14.3 9.1-21.9 143 75.1 64.0-83.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 337 81 34.0 26.7-42.2 70 18.9 14.3-24.4 186 47.1 40.0-54.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 332 78 31.7 24.4-40.0 65 18.1 13.6-23.6 189 50.3 42.9-57.7

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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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