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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Arthritis Burden

Are you now limited in any way in any of your usual activities because of arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,010 1,081 55.6 52.9-58.3 929 44.4 41.7-47.1
-Western 400 208 58.6 52.2-64.7 192 41.4 35.3-47.8
GENDER
Male 155 81 59.5 49.6-68.8 74 40.5 31.2-50.4
Female 245 127 58.0 49.6-65.9 118 42.0 34.1-50.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 366 191 59.1 52.4-65.4 175 40.9 34.6-47.6
Non-Hispanic Black 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 105 62 67.1 56.0-76.6 *** *** ***
65-74 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 122 75 67.4 56.8-76.5 47 32.6 23.5-43.2
Some Post-H.S. 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
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 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 225 156 72.2 64.2-79.0 69 27.8 21.0-35.8
No 174 51 38.9 29.3-49.4 123 61.1 50.6-70.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 335 173 57.9 50.8-64.7 162 42.1 35.3-49.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 332 176 58.5 51.3-65.3 156 41.5 34.7-48.7

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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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