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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,232 441 29.7 26.6-33.1 791 70.3 66.9-73.4
GENDER
Male 543 159 24.5 20.2-29.4 384 75.5 70.6-79.8
Female 689 282 34.7 30.2-39.4 407 65.3 60.6-69.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,066 397 31.0 27.6-34.6 669 69.0 65.4-72.4
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 150 29 17.9 11.4-26.9 121 82.1 73.1-88.6
45-54 169 49 32.5 24.3-41.9 120 67.5 58.1-75.7
55-64 260 108 40.4 32.7-48.5 152 59.6 51.5-67.3
65-74 277 137 47.5 40.3-54.9 140 52.5 45.1-59.7
75+ 176 104 53.8 44.6-62.7 72 46.2 37.3-55.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 70 39.3 30.0-49.4 95 60.7 50.6-70.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 345 137 32.2 26.4-38.6 208 67.8 61.4-73.6
Some Post-H.S. 358 114 24.3 19.5-29.8 244 75.7 70.2-80.5
College Graduate 365 120 25.1 20.4-30.5 245 74.9 69.5-79.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 226 96 35.7 27.5-44.7 130 64.3 55.3-72.5
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 51 29.0 21.0-38.5 93 71.0 61.5-79.0
$50,000- 74,999 171 48 21.9 15.1-30.7 123 78.1 69.3-84.9
$75,000+ 207 47 15.2 10.6-21.2 160 84.8 78.8-89.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 354 236 61.9 54.0-69.2 118 38.1 30.8-46.0
No 805 185 18.3 15.3-21.8 620 81.7 78.2-84.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 397 235 54.5 47.8-61.1 162 45.5 38.9-52.2
No 817 201 19.6 16.5-23.2 616 80.4 76.8-83.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 54 26.9 19.5-35.9 106 73.1 64.1-80.5
Non-Veteran 1,072 387 30.1 26.7-33.7 685 69.9 66.3-73.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 97 26.0 20.7-32.0 214 74.0 68.0-79.3
Rural 922 344 31.2 27.4-35.3 578 68.8 64.7-72.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 573 119 17.1 13.6-21.2 454 82.9 78.8-86.4
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 415 213 49.0 43.1-55.0 202 51.0 45.0-56.9
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 212 102 42.0 33.4-51.2 110 58.0 48.8-66.6
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 161 23.0 19.0-27.5 372 77.0 72.5-81.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 397 135 27.6 22.2-33.6 262 72.4 66.4-77.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 481 198 36.0 30.3-42.0 283 64.0 58.0-69.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 355 108 24.8 20.1-30.3 247 75.2 69.7-79.9

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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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