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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,128 418 31.0 27.7-34.5 710 69.0 65.5-72.3
GENDER
Male 501 163 27.3 22.8-32.3 338 72.7 67.7-77.2
Female 627 255 34.4 29.7-39.5 372 65.6 60.5-70.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 969 381 33.3 29.6-37.2 588 66.7 62.8-70.4
Non-Hispanic Black 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 113 21 12.1 7.1-20.0 92 87.9 80.0-92.9
AGE
18-34 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 121 19 14.4 8.3-23.9 102 85.6 76.1-91.7
45-54 167 55 33.3 24.5-43.5 112 66.7 56.5-75.5
55-64 243 115 49.5 41.7-57.3 128 50.5 42.7-58.3
65-74 254 123 47.3 39.4-55.3 131 52.7 44.7-60.6
75+ 157 96 57.1 47.1-66.5 61 42.9 33.5-52.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 318 127 32.5 26.6-39.0 191 67.5 61.0-73.4
Some Post-H.S. 312 120 29.2 23.9-35.1 192 70.8 64.9-76.1
College Graduate 375 118 24.1 19.5-29.3 257 75.9 70.7-80.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 200 75 38.4 29.7-47.9 125 61.6 52.1-70.3
$25,000- 34,999 115 50 39.9 30.0-50.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 149 62 32.6 24.2-42.3 87 67.4 57.7-75.8
$50,000- 74,999 149 37 15.6 10.2-23.0 112 84.4 77.0-89.8
$75,000+ 190 55 23.0 16.9-30.4 135 77.0 69.6-83.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 352 231 61.2 54.2-67.8 121 38.8 32.2-45.8
No 757 181 18.2 15.2-21.8 576 81.8 78.2-84.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 66 36.8 28.2-46.3 94 63.2 53.7-71.8
Non-Veteran 966 352 30.2 26.7-34.1 614 69.8 65.9-73.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 262 72 22.0 17.0-28.0 190 78.0 72.0-83.0
Rural 866 346 34.3 30.2-38.6 520 65.7 61.4-69.8

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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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