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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that 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%)
TOTAL 5,852 2,022 30.4 29.0-31.7 3,830 69.6 68.3-71.0
GENDER
Male 2,210 668 26.3 24.3-28.4 1,542 73.7 71.6-75.7
Female 3,642 1,354 34.1 32.4-35.8 2,288 65.9 64.2-67.6
RACE
White 4,559 1,621 31.9 30.5-33.4 2,938 68.1 66.6-69.5
African American 1,089 356 29.3 26.3-32.6 733 70.7 67.4-73.7
Other 155 30 14.3 9.4-21.2 125 85.7 78.8-90.6
HISPANIC
Yes 146 53 26.7 19.6-35.2 93 73.3 64.8-80.4
No 5,657 1,939 30.3 29.0-31.7 3,718 69.7 68.3-71.0
AGE
18-24 382 33 8.1 5.6-11.6 349 91.9 88.4-94.4
25-34 936 117 11.7 9.6-14.1 819 88.3 85.9-90.4
35-44 1,122 240 20.8 18.2-23.7 882 79.2 76.3-81.8
45-54 1,182 414 34.7 31.7-37.9 768 65.3 62.1-68.3
55-64 988 503 50.7 47.2-54.2 485 49.3 45.8-52.8
65+ 1,190 695 58.2 55.0-61.4 495 41.8 38.6-45.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 712 364 43.3 39.0-47.6 348 56.7 52.4-61.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,793 635 30.2 27.8-32.7 1,158 69.8 67.3-72.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,521 542 30.6 28.0-33.2 979 69.4 66.8-72.0
College Graduate 1,816 476 23.9 21.8-26.1 1,340 76.1 73.9-78.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 704 336 39.7 35.3-44.2 368 60.3 55.8-64.7
$15,000- $24,999 984 373 31.6 28.4-35.0 611 68.4 65.0-71.6
$25,000- $34,999 733 235 27.5 24.0-31.3 498 72.5 68.7-76.0
$35,000- $49,999 872 260 26.8 23.7-30.3 612 73.2 69.7-76.3
$50,000+ 1,840 509 25.9 23.7-28.1 1,331 74.1 71.9-76.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 367 126 30.2 25.3-35.7 241 69.8 64.3-74.7
Appalachia II 684 233 28.1 24.5-32.0 451 71.9 68.0-75.5
Appalachia III 474 171 30.3 25.8-35.2 303 69.7 64.8-74.2
Catawba 385 129 31.5 26.5-37.0 256 68.5 63.0-73.5
Edisto Savannah 451 171 34.4 29.4-39.8 280 65.6 60.2-70.6
Low Country 292 97 26.8 21.6-32.6 195 73.2 67.4-78.4
Palmetto 885 281 28.2 24.9-31.7 604 71.8 68.3-75.1
Pee Dee 421 155 33.1 28.0-38.5 266 66.9 61.5-72.0
Trident 735 219 24.5 21.4-28.0 516 75.5 72.0-78.6
Upper Savannah 293 115 36.5 30.4-43.0 178 63.5 57.0-69.6
Waccamaw 504 195 34.9 30.3-39.8 309 65.1 60.2-69.7
Wateree 303 106 32.7 26.9-39.0 197 67.3 61.0-73.1

* Arthritis diagnoses include: rheumatism, polymyalgia rheumatica, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, bunion, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, joint infection, etc.

#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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