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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Thinking about your arthritis or joint symptoms, which of the following best describes you TODAY?*

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  Total
Respond.#
I can do everything I can do most things I can do some things I can hardly do anything
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,734 896 34.3 32.3-36.5 1,139 40.7 38.6-42.8 476 17.0 15.4-18.7 223 8.0 6.9- 9.2
GENDER
Male 995 383 39.9 36.4-43.5 398 38.8 35.4-42.3 148 15.1 12.6-17.9 66 6.2 4.8- 8.1
Female 1,739 513 29.7 27.3-32.2 741 42.2 39.6-44.9 328 18.6 16.7-20.8 157 9.4 7.9-11.2
RACE
White 2,236 761 36.1 33.9-38.4 960 42.7 40.5-45.1 350 14.5 12.9-16.1 165 6.7 5.7- 7.9
African American 431 115 29.0 23.9-34.7 151 32.6 27.6-38.0 116 26.6 22.0-31.8 49 11.8 8.5-16.1
Other 49 14 25.6 14.6-40.8 20 43.8 28.0-60.9 8 16.3 7.1-33.3 7 14.3 6.5-28.9
HISPANIC
Yes 65 19 33.4 21.7-47.7 21 29.4 19.1-42.5 18 26.1 16.0-39.7 7 11.0 5.0-22.7
No 2,637 875 34.7 32.6-36.9 1,104 41.0 38.9-43.2 450 16.6 15.0-18.4 208 7.7 6.5- 8.9
AGE
18-24 81 48 56.1 43.6-67.8 30 39.9 28.5-52.6 3 4.0 1.3-11.9 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 249 141 58.1 51.0-64.9 82 29.7 23.9-36.2 21 10.2 6.3-16.2 5 2.0 0.8- 5.1
35-44 434 183 41.8 36.6-47.1 166 39.0 33.9-44.4 58 13.5 9.9-18.0 27 5.7 3.8- 8.6
45-54 614 216 34.4 30.3-38.8 235 36.0 31.9-40.2 106 19.4 15.9-23.5 57 10.2 7.7-13.5
55-64 579 141 23.3 19.8-27.3 259 47.4 42.8-52.0 117 18.7 15.5-22.5 62 10.6 8.0-13.9
65+ 756 162 21.1 18.0-24.6 357 45.7 41.7-49.7 166 22.7 19.5-26.2 71 10.5 8.0-13.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 412 69 21.3 16.5-27.1 133 30.4 25.5-35.7 120 27.1 22.5-32.4 90 21.2 16.7-26.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 819 245 31.9 28.2-35.9 325 38.9 35.1-43.0 174 20.8 17.6-24.3 75 8.4 6.5-10.7
Some Post-H.S. 755 271 38.1 34.1-42.2 331 42.0 38.0-46.1 109 14.1 11.5-17.2 44 5.8 4.2- 7.9
College Graduate 743 308 41.4 37.5-45.3 349 48.3 44.4-52.3 72 8.9 6.9-11.3 14 1.4 0.8- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 394 73 19.4 14.9-24.8 120 30.0 24.7-35.8 123 31.5 26.0-37.6 78 19.1 14.8-24.4
$15,000- $24,999 482 108 24.9 20.2-30.1 211 41.8 36.7-47.0 109 23.2 19.1-27.9 54 10.2 7.7-13.4
$25,000- $34,999 330 108 33.4 27.8-39.5 146 44.7 38.6-51.0 58 17.1 13.1-22.2 18 4.7 2.9- 7.7
$35,000- $49,999 376 159 44.7 39.0-50.5 158 40.1 34.7-45.8 41 10.2 7.4-13.9 18 5.0 3.0- 8.1
$50,000+ 803 360 44.8 41.0-48.6 359 45.6 41.8-49.4 70 7.8 6.1-10.0 14 1.8 1.0- 3.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 168 55 32.3 24.9-40.5 71 43.6 35.5-52.1 29 16.4 11.1-23.5 13 7.7 4.3-13.3
Appalachia II 316 115 35.1 29.3-41.4 123 42.5 36.0-49.2 52 15.2 11.3-20.2 26 7.3 4.6-11.3
Appalachia III 223 63 32.8 25.2-41.3 95 43.6 35.9-51.6 37 12.6 8.8-17.6 28 11.1 7.3-16.5
Catawba 171 56 34.4 26.8-42.9 65 36.1 28.3-44.7 38 23.5 16.9-31.6 12 6.1 3.3-10.7
Edisto Savannah 235 64 28.2 22.1-35.3 97 37.8 31.0-45.0 47 24.0 17.3-32.4 27 10.0 6.7-14.6
Low Country 129 47 38.0 28.2-48.8 52 36.3 27.4-46.4 21 19.0 12.3-28.1 9 6.7 3.3-13.2
Palmetto 399 144 39.4 33.8-45.3 163 38.9 33.5-44.5 65 13.0 10.0-16.7 27 8.8 5.6-13.4
Pee Dee 195 63 29.8 23.1-37.3 71 40.1 32.1-48.7 37 18.2 12.7-25.2 24 12.0 7.7-18.1
Trident 322 117 37.9 32.2-44.0 134 41.7 35.8-47.8 51 15.3 11.3-20.4 20 5.1 3.2- 8.1
Upper Savannah 157 38 28.6 21.0-37.6 75 41.5 33.1-50.4 32 20.4 14.4-28.2 12 9.5 4.7-18.1
Waccamaw 257 86 35.5 29.0-42.7 125 47.1 40.3-54.0 34 13.2 9.3-18.4 12 4.2 2.3- 7.7
Wateree 139 42 35.4 26.4-45.6 59 36.9 28.4-46.3 30 21.4 14.7-30.2 8 6.2 2.6-14.0

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported to 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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