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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Have you ever seen a doctor, nurse, or other health professional for these joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,309 1,767 74.9 72.7-77.0 542 25.1 23.0-27.3
GENDER
Male 840 617 72.6 68.8-76.1 223 27.4 23.9-31.2
Female 1,469 1,150 76.8 74.2-79.3 319 23.2 20.7-25.8
RACE
White 1,874 1,431 75.3 72.9-77.5 443 24.7 22.5-27.1
African American 374 291 74.0 67.9-79.3 83 26.0 20.7-32.1
Other 46 31 70.0 52.5-83.2 15 30.0 16.8-47.5
HISPANIC
Yes 58 41 68.7 53.4-80.9 17 31.3 19.1-46.6
No 2,230 1,709 75.1 72.8-77.2 521 24.9 22.8-27.2
AGE
18-24 84 59 70.6 58.5-80.4 25 29.4 19.6-41.5
25-34 222 136 57.8 50.1-65.2 86 42.2 34.8-49.9
35-44 388 269 68.0 62.2-73.2 119 32.0 26.8-37.8
45-54 546 406 75.4 71.1-79.2 140 24.6 20.8-28.9
55-64 484 396 80.8 76.4-84.5 88 19.2 15.5-23.6
65+ 564 484 86.6 83.1-89.4 80 13.4 10.6-16.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 355 280 74.2 67.8-79.6 75 25.8 20.4-32.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 691 519 72.8 68.4-76.8 172 27.2 23.2-31.6
Some Post-H.S. 630 491 77.2 73.0-80.9 139 22.8 19.1-27.0
College Graduate 630 476 76.0 72.1-79.5 154 24.0 20.5-27.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 346 279 75.4 68.4-81.2 67 24.6 18.8-31.6
$15,000- $24,999 401 293 68.7 62.6-74.3 108 31.3 25.7-37.4
$25,000- $34,999 278 200 71.3 64.8-77.0 78 28.7 23.0-35.2
$35,000- $49,999 299 224 74.5 68.2-79.8 75 25.5 20.2-31.8
$50,000+ 689 525 77.0 73.4-80.2 164 23.0 19.8-26.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 146 110 80.0 72.1-86.1 36 20.0 13.9-27.9
Appalachia II 265 201 75.0 68.2-80.8 64 25.0 19.2-31.8
Appalachia III 192 146 72.3 62.7-80.3 46 27.7 19.7-37.3
Catawba 147 116 76.1 67.4-83.0 31 23.9 17.0-32.6
Edisto Savannah 203 153 72.1 63.4-79.3 50 27.9 20.7-36.6
Low Country 114 96 85.0 75.7-91.1 18 15.0 8.9-24.3
Palmetto 340 263 74.4 68.3-79.6 77 25.6 20.4-31.7
Pee Dee 160 114 70.9 61.8-78.5 46 29.1 21.5-38.2
Trident 280 213 72.4 65.5-78.4 67 27.6 21.6-34.5
Upper Savannah 123 91 74.1 64.3-81.9 32 25.9 18.1-35.7
Waccamaw 211 163 75.6 67.9-81.9 48 24.4 18.1-32.1
Wateree 110 88 78.4 67.0-86.7 22 21.6 13.3-33.0

* 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 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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