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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,733 538 19.1 17.5-20.9 2,195 80.9 79.1-82.5
GENDER
Male 991 154 15.5 13.1-18.2 837 84.5 81.8-86.9
Female 1,742 384 22.1 20.0-24.4 1,358 77.9 75.6-80.0
RACE
White 2,234 407 17.2 15.6-19.0 1,827 82.8 81.0-84.4
African American 431 121 27.2 22.5-32.4 310 72.8 67.6-77.5
Other 50 6 9.2 3.5-22.2 44 90.8 77.8-96.5
HISPANIC
Yes 66 12 18.1 9.8-31.2 54 81.9 68.8-90.2
No 2,634 518 19.1 17.5-20.9 2,116 80.9 79.1-82.5
AGE
18-24 81 6 6.5 2.8-14.5 75 93.5 85.5-97.2
25-34 251 26 10.4 6.7-15.9 225 89.6 84.1-93.3
35-44 432 87 19.4 15.6-23.9 345 80.6 76.1-84.4
45-54 612 124 20.5 17.1-24.4 488 79.5 75.6-82.9
55-64 580 145 24.9 21.1-29.2 435 75.1 70.8-78.9
65+ 756 147 20.7 17.5-24.3 609 79.3 75.7-82.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 415 89 22.7 18.1-28.0 326 77.3 72.0-81.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 818 141 16.0 13.4-19.0 677 84.0 81.0-86.6
Some Post-H.S. 753 163 21.3 18.1-24.8 590 78.7 75.2-81.9
College Graduate 742 145 18.6 15.7-21.9 597 81.4 78.1-84.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 395 100 26.6 21.5-32.3 295 73.4 67.7-78.5
$15,000- $24,999 483 99 18.7 15.1-22.8 384 81.3 77.2-84.9
$25,000- $34,999 329 60 19.3 14.8-24.9 269 80.7 75.1-85.2
$35,000- $49,999 374 71 17.7 14.0-22.2 303 82.3 77.8-86.0
$50,000+ 802 154 17.9 15.2-21.0 648 82.1 79.0-84.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 169 35 22.1 15.9-29.8 134 77.9 70.2-84.1
Appalachia II 316 60 17.7 13.4-23.1 256 82.3 76.9-86.6
Appalachia III 225 38 14.4 10.1-20.2 187 85.6 79.8-89.9
Catawba 172 47 26.1 19.5-33.8 125 73.9 66.2-80.5
Edisto Savannah 236 50 19.3 14.1-25.8 186 80.7 74.2-85.9
Low Country 129 17 13.5 8.1-21.6 112 86.5 78.4-91.9
Palmetto 398 80 18.8 14.7-23.7 318 81.2 76.3-85.3
Pee Dee 195 42 22.2 16.3-29.6 153 77.8 70.4-83.7
Trident 320 72 19.9 15.7-25.0 248 80.1 75.0-84.3
Upper Savannah 156 27 19.8 12.8-29.4 129 80.2 70.6-87.2
Waccamaw 257 43 16.7 12.4-22.2 214 83.3 77.8-87.6
Wateree 137 24 21.7 14.4-31.2 113 78.3 68.8-85.6

* 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 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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