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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Do arthritis or joint symptoms now affect whether you work, the type of work you do or the amount of work you do?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,083 605 29.4 27.0-31.8 1,478 70.6 68.2-73.0
GENDER
Male 769 195 27.5 23.8-31.6 574 72.5 68.4-76.2
Female 1,314 410 31.0 28.3-33.9 904 69.0 66.1-71.7
RACE
White 1,652 419 24.9 22.6-27.3 1,233 75.1 72.7-77.4
African American 370 162 41.6 35.7-47.9 208 58.4 52.1-64.3
Other 49 19 41.2 24.9-59.6 30 58.8 40.4-75.1
HISPANIC
Yes 63 32 51.6 37.0-66.0 31 48.4 34.0-63.0
No 2,006 565 28.2 26.0-30.7 1,441 71.8 69.3-74.0
AGE
18-24 92 19 24.7 15.6-36.8 73 75.3 63.2-84.4
25-34 260 42 15.8 11.3-21.8 218 84.2 78.2-88.7
35-44 457 130 29.7 24.9-34.9 327 70.3 65.1-75.1
45-54 641 211 34.8 30.7-39.2 430 65.2 60.8-69.3
55-64 610 198 32.7 28.6-37.1 412 67.3 62.9-71.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 246 136 51.8 44.2-59.2 110 48.2 40.8-55.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 640 225 34.7 30.3-39.3 415 65.3 60.7-69.7
Some Post-H.S. 607 156 24.5 20.7-28.7 451 75.5 71.3-79.3
College Graduate 586 88 15.8 12.4-20.0 498 84.2 80.0-87.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 147 56.7 49.3-63.9 127 43.3 36.1-50.7
$15,000- $24,999 343 146 39.5 33.4-46.0 197 60.5 54.0-66.6
$25,000- $34,999 247 69 29.2 22.6-36.8 178 70.8 63.2-77.4
$35,000- $49,999 309 74 24.3 19.3-30.0 235 75.7 70.0-80.7
$50,000+ 706 109 15.3 12.6-18.5 597 84.7 81.5-87.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 131 41 36.7 26.5-48.3 90 63.3 51.7-73.5
Appalachia II 232 64 26.4 20.4-33.5 168 73.6 66.5-79.6
Appalachia III 169 56 33.4 25.3-42.6 113 66.6 57.4-74.7
Catawba 133 41 30.3 22.5-39.4 92 69.7 60.6-77.5
Edisto Savannah 177 59 34.3 26.0-43.7 118 65.7 56.3-74.0
Low Country 95 24 22.9 14.9-33.5 71 77.1 66.5-85.1
Palmetto 316 85 28.0 22.4-34.4 231 72.0 65.6-77.6
Pee Dee 163 58 37.0 28.6-46.3 105 63.0 53.7-71.4
Trident 252 59 20.6 15.6-26.7 193 79.4 73.3-84.4
Upper Savannah 114 29 24.3 16.3-34.5 85 75.7 65.5-83.7
Waccamaw 173 44 26.3 19.5-34.4 129 73.7 65.6-80.5
Wateree 109 40 37.1 27.2-48.3 69 62.9 51.7-72.8

* This question is only asked of respondents have been diagnosed with arthritis or joint symptoms and work for pay.

#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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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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