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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western 392 26 5.8 3.6- 9.0 96 20.4 16.0-25.7 154 39.0 32.8-45.6 94 24.3 19.0-30.4 22 10.6 6.1-17.8
GENDER
Male 152 *** *** *** 38 21.5 14.9-30.1 *** *** *** 32 23.5 15.6-33.7 *** *** ***
Female 240 17 6.8 3.8-11.9 58 19.6 14.0-26.7 87 36.3 28.6-44.8 62 24.8 18.3-32.8 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 360 22 5.4 3.2- 8.7 94 21.2 16.6-26.8 140 38.7 32.2-45.5 84 24.2 18.8-30.6 20 10.6 5.9-18.1
Non-Hispanic Black 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 104 *** *** *** 29 23.8 15.7-34.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 117 *** *** *** 33 21.5 13.8-32.0 *** *** *** 26 21.7 14.0-32.0 *** *** ***
75+ 90 *** *** *** 20 18.8 11.4-29.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 120 *** *** *** 17 13.5 7.7-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 111 *** *** *** 28 27.0 18.1-38.2 *** *** *** 29 23.5 15.8-33.4 *** *** ***
College Graduate 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.8 6.6-20.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 218 *** *** *** 30 10.4 6.6-16.1 90 41.7 33.3-50.6 74 30.0 22.9-38.3 18 16.3 9.2-27.5
No 173 20 11.8 7.1-19.1 65 34.3 25.9-43.8 64 35.2 26.3-45.2 20 16.2 9.3-26.6 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 329 19 5.0 2.9- 8.6 81 19.6 14.9-25.4 123 37.2 30.5-44.4 86 26.5 20.5-33.4 20 11.7 6.6-20.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 69 *** *** *** 16 17.1 9.8-28.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 323 20 5.8 3.4- 9.7 80 21.2 16.1-27.4 128 38.7 31.7-46.2 75 21.9 16.5-28.5 20 12.4 7.0-21.0

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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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