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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 2,946 760 23.2 21.6-25.0 2,186 76.8 75.0-78.4
GENDER
Male 1,344 300 20.4 18.1-22.9 1,044 79.6 77.1-81.9
Female 1,602 460 25.7 23.4-28.2 1,142 74.3 71.8-76.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,888 575 27.8 25.6-30.1 1,313 72.2 69.9-74.4
Non-Hispanic Black 597 137 20.8 17.3-24.7 460 79.2 75.3-82.7
Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 671 30 4.6 3.1- 6.9 641 95.4 93.1-96.9
35-44 437 57 13.8 10.4-18.0 380 86.2 82.0-89.6
45-54 522 102 21.4 17.6-25.9 420 78.6 74.1-82.4
55-64 509 196 39.0 34.3-43.9 313 61.0 56.1-65.7
65-74 475 223 47.6 42.6-52.8 252 52.4 47.2-57.4
75+ 289 141 50.8 44.0-57.6 148 49.2 42.4-56.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 291 89 33.7 27.8-40.3 202 66.3 59.7-72.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 215 26.3 23.0-30.0 509 73.7 70.0-77.0
Some Post-H.S. 825 232 23.2 20.2-26.5 593 76.8 73.5-79.8
College Graduate 1,097 223 15.9 13.8-18.2 874 84.1 81.8-86.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 80 30.6 24.2-37.8 166 69.4 62.2-75.8
$15,000- 24,999 453 128 26.2 21.8-31.0 325 73.8 69.0-78.2
$25,000- 34,999 268 83 28.1 22.5-34.4 185 71.9 65.6-77.5
$35,000- 49,999 308 86 26.6 21.3-32.7 222 73.4 67.3-78.7
$50,000- 74,999 384 108 24.4 20.1-29.2 276 75.6 70.8-79.9
$75,000+ 786 133 13.9 11.6-16.6 653 86.1 83.4-88.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 585 345 59.2 54.4-63.8 240 40.8 36.2-45.6
No 1,921 348 15.8 14.1-17.7 1,573 84.2 82.3-85.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 715 374 51.0 46.7-55.3 341 49.0 44.7-53.3
No 2,147 372 15.3 13.7-17.0 1,775 84.7 83.0-86.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 341 139 37.6 32.0-43.5 202 62.4 56.5-68.0
Non-Veteran 2,602 621 21.6 19.9-23.4 1,981 78.4 76.6-80.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,618 339 17.7 15.8-19.7 1,279 82.3 80.3-84.2
Regional City or Suburban County 752 217 27.2 23.7-31.0 535 72.8 69.0-76.3
Rural 576 204 33.7 29.3-38.3 372 66.3 61.7-70.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,625 243 13.6 11.9-15.6 1,382 86.4 84.4-88.1
Unemployed 130 24 21.0 14.1-30.2 106 79.0 69.8-85.9
Retired 708 327 46.4 42.2-50.7 381 53.6 49.3-57.8
Unable to Work 199 126 62.8 54.5-70.4 73 37.2 29.6-45.5
Other not in Labor Force 272 38 11.4 8.1-16.0 234 88.6 84.0-91.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 221 47 23.4 17.3-31.0 174 76.6 69.0-82.7
101% to 150% 393 124 28.9 24.1-34.2 269 71.1 65.8-75.9
151% to 200% 177 61 28.0 21.5-35.6 116 72.0 64.4-78.5
More than 200% 1,493 357 20.6 18.5-22.9 1,136 79.4 77.1-81.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 797 261 30.3 26.8-34.0 536 69.7 66.0-73.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,045 462 20.0 18.2-22.0 1,583 80.0 78.0-81.8

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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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