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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-Females

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
-FEMALES 3,540 1,222 28.9 27.2-30.8 2,318 71.1 69.2-72.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,371 896 32.6 30.3-34.9 1,475 67.4 65.1-69.7
Non-Hispanic Black 752 244 27.5 23.8-31.4 508 72.5 68.6-76.2
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 661 42 6.9 4.8- 9.8 619 93.1 90.2-95.2
35-44 477 84 17.2 13.6-21.6 393 82.8 78.4-86.4
45-54 557 154 27.8 23.6-32.4 403 72.2 67.6-76.4
55-64 691 304 43.6 39.0-48.2 387 56.4 51.8-61.0
65-74 666 364 55.3 50.6-59.8 302 44.7 40.2-49.4
75+ 445 263 56.9 51.2-62.5 182 43.1 37.5-48.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 349 156 40.6 34.5-47.0 193 59.4 53.0-65.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 947 382 33.5 30.0-37.1 565 66.5 62.9-70.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,064 380 28.8 25.7-32.1 684 71.2 67.9-74.3
College Graduate 1,171 300 18.8 16.5-21.4 871 81.2 78.6-83.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 188 39.4 33.7-45.5 201 60.6 54.5-66.3
$15,000- 24,999 612 233 31.5 27.2-36.2 379 68.5 63.8-72.8
$25,000- 34,999 315 131 37.0 30.8-43.8 184 63.0 56.2-69.2
$35,000- 49,999 435 155 29.8 24.9-35.3 280 70.2 64.7-75.1
$50,000- 74,999 416 132 26.6 22.1-31.6 284 73.4 68.4-77.9
$75,000+ 672 121 14.3 11.6-17.5 551 85.7 82.5-88.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 914 631 66.4 62.3-70.2 283 33.6 29.8-37.7
No 2,266 516 18.7 16.9-20.7 1,750 81.3 79.3-83.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,072 665 57.3 53.5-61.1 407 42.7 38.9-46.5
No 2,381 535 18.3 16.5-20.2 1,846 81.7 79.8-83.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,452 1,184 28.7 27.0-30.6 2,268 71.3 69.4-73.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 942 228 20.5 17.8-23.4 714 79.5 76.6-82.2
Regional City or Suburban County 805 278 30.0 26.3-33.9 527 70.0 66.1-73.7
Rural 1,793 716 35.3 32.6-38.2 1,077 64.7 61.8-67.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,591 300 16.3 14.2-18.5 1,291 83.7 81.5-85.8
Unemployed 132 37 25.9 17.7-36.2 95 74.1 63.8-82.3
Retired 1,024 541 52.3 48.5-56.0 483 47.7 44.0-51.5
Unable to Work 364 258 66.2 59.3-72.5 106 33.8 27.5-40.7
Other not in Labor Force 412 84 15.6 12.1-19.8 328 84.4 80.2-87.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 147 45 23.7 16.6-32.6 102 76.3 67.4-83.4
50% to 100% 321 120 31.6 25.7-38.1 201 68.4 61.9-74.3
101% to 150% 549 239 37.7 32.9-42.8 310 62.3 57.2-67.1
151% to 200% 229 96 34.6 27.4-42.5 133 65.4 57.5-72.6
More than 200% 1,551 453 23.4 21.1-25.9 1,098 76.6 74.1-78.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 735 293 32.7 28.5-37.3 442 67.3 62.7-71.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,285 507 35.2 32.1-38.5 778 64.8 61.5-67.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,520 422 23.8 21.4-26.3 1,098 76.2 73.7-78.6

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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.

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