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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 6,505 2,011 26.1 24.9-27.3 4,494 73.9 72.7-75.1
-Eastern NC 2,327 810 30.4 28.2-32.7 1,517 69.6 67.3-71.8
GENDER
Male 1,078 330 27.4 24.4-30.7 748 72.6 69.3-75.6
Female 1,249 480 33.3 30.2-36.5 769 66.7 63.5-69.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,398 513 33.5 30.5-36.5 885 66.5 63.5-69.5
Non-Hispanic Black 625 228 30.9 26.7-35.3 397 69.1 64.7-73.3
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 482 33 6.9 4.6-10.3 449 93.1 89.7-95.4
35-44 296 55 18.1 13.4-24.0 241 81.9 76.0-86.6
45-54 359 136 39.5 33.6-45.7 223 60.5 54.3-66.4
55-64 491 222 48.1 42.7-53.6 269 51.9 46.4-57.3
65-74 443 227 53.7 48.1-59.2 216 46.3 40.8-51.9
75+ 239 134 58.5 50.9-65.7 105 41.5 34.3-49.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 126 41.2 34.2-48.7 131 58.8 51.3-65.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 721 248 28.9 25.2-32.9 473 71.1 67.1-74.8
Some Post-H.S. 701 261 31.8 27.9-35.9 440 68.2 64.1-72.1
College Graduate 641 173 22.3 18.8-26.3 468 77.7 73.7-81.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 115 39.1 31.7-47.0 128 60.9 53.0-68.3
$15,000- 24,999 375 139 30.5 25.4-36.1 236 69.5 63.9-74.6
$25,000- 34,999 230 92 35.0 27.9-42.9 138 65.0 57.1-72.1
$35,000- 49,999 337 114 31.5 25.6-38.0 223 68.5 62.0-74.4
$50,000- 74,999 270 80 26.4 20.7-33.1 190 73.6 66.9-79.3
$75,000+ 439 111 21.5 17.4-26.4 328 78.5 73.6-82.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 654 426 61.0 56.0-65.8 228 39.0 34.2-44.0
No 1,426 336 20.4 18.0-22.9 1,090 79.6 77.1-82.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 738 457 58.0 53.3-62.5 281 42.0 37.5-46.7
No 1,522 337 18.9 16.7-21.3 1,185 81.1 78.7-83.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 437 163 36.1 30.9-41.6 274 63.9 58.4-69.1
Non-Veteran 1,890 648 29.2 26.8-31.7 1,242 70.8 68.3-73.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 150 42 24.8 17.9-33.3 108 75.2 66.7-82.1
Regional City or Suburban County 405 129 27.7 23.1-32.7 276 72.3 67.3-76.9
Rural 1,773 640 31.6 29.0-34.3 1,133 68.4 65.7-71.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,142 241 18.4 16.0-21.2 901 81.6 78.8-84.0
Unemployed 96 25 18.3 11.4-28.0 71 81.7 72.0-88.6
Retired 639 315 51.7 46.9-56.4 324 48.3 43.6-53.1
Unable to Work 271 194 69.5 61.7-76.3 77 30.5 23.7-38.3
Other not in Labor Force 169 36 17.3 11.6-25.1 133 82.7 74.9-88.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 221 88 34.0 27.0-41.7 133 66.0 58.3-73.0
101% to 150% 364 145 33.7 28.0-39.9 219 66.3 60.1-72.0
151% to 200% 171 63 30.5 22.9-39.4 108 69.5 60.6-77.1
More than 200% 1,036 320 27.8 24.7-31.2 716 72.2 68.8-75.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 807 308 33.0 29.0-37.3 499 67.0 62.7-71.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,087 365 29.4 26.3-32.6 722 70.6 67.4-73.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 434 138 29.2 24.5-34.3 296 70.8 65.7-75.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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