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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,998 1,630 79.6 77.1-81.9 368 20.4 18.1-22.9
GENDER
Male 724 576 77.2 72.9-81.0 148 22.8 19.0-27.1
Female 1,274 1,054 81.6 78.5-84.3 220 18.4 15.7-21.5
RACE
White 1,572 1,300 81.0 78.3-83.4 272 19.0 16.6-21.7
African American 371 286 74.5 67.6-80.3 85 25.5 19.7-32.4
Other Minorities 35 26 78.9 58.7-90.8 9 21.1 9.2-41.3
HISPANIC
Yes 37 25 67.4 45.4-83.8 12 32.6 16.2-54.6
No 1,934 1,580 79.9 77.4-82.2 354 20.1 17.8-22.6
AGE
18-24 90 60 68.0 54.4-79.1 30 32.0 20.9-45.6
25-34 229 163 69.6 61.8-76.5 66 30.4 23.5-38.2
35-44 348 273 79.3 73.4-84.2 75 20.7 15.8-26.6
45-54 451 364 81.5 76.6-85.6 87 18.5 14.4-23.4
55-64 396 345 85.6 80.4-89.6 51 14.4 10.4-19.6
65+ 471 415 85.1 80.0-89.1 56 14.9 10.9-20.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 334 284 80.3 72.2-86.4 50 19.7 13.6-27.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 598 487 78.7 73.7-82.9 111 21.3 17.1-26.3
Some Post-H.S. 529 427 80.6 76.0-84.5 102 19.4 15.5-24.0
College Graduate 536 431 79.2 74.6-83.2 105 20.8 16.8-25.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 312 265 77.7 68.8-84.6 47 22.3 15.4-31.2
$15,000- 24,999 347 283 82.1 76.4-86.7 64 17.9 13.3-23.6
$25,000- 34,999 267 211 75.8 67.4-82.6 56 24.2 17.4-32.6
$35,000- 49,999 311 251 82.1 76.3-86.7 60 17.9 13.3-23.7
$50,000+ 535 434 79.4 74.8-83.4 101 20.6 16.6-25.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 90 71 81.6 71.9-88.5 19 18.4 11.5-28.1
Appalachia II 156 126 78.9 70.6-85.4 30 21.1 14.6-29.4
Appalachia III 140 115 80.3 71.9-86.7 25 19.7 13.3-28.1
Catawba 92 71 74.4 62.2-83.7 21 25.6 16.3-37.8
Edisto 41 33 77.2 57.3-89.5 8 22.8 10.5-42.7
Low Country 84 66 75.3 62.8-84.6 18 24.7 15.4-37.2
Palmetto 217 174 75.0 66.8-81.7 43 25.0 18.3-33.2
Pee Dee 579 475 81.0 76.7-84.7 104 19.0 15.3-23.3
Savannah 67 60 91.4 81.1-96.3 7 8.6 3.7-18.9
Trident 185 140 75.7 68.0-82.1 45 24.3 17.9-32.0
Upper Savannah 126 106 76.9 63.9-86.2 20 23.1 13.8-36.1
Waccamaw 127 113 91.5 85.3-95.3 14 8.5 4.7-14.7
Wateree 74 63 84.1 70.0-92.3 11 15.9 7.7-30.0

* This question was asked of respondents who reported having pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
Palmetto: Fairfield,Lexington,Newberry,Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield,Darlington,Dillon,Florence,Marion,Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley,Charleston,Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville,Edgefield,Greenwood,Laurens,McCormick,Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown,Horry,Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon,Kershaw,Lee,Sumter

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