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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,807 2,314 80.4 78.5-82.2 493 19.6 17.8-21.5
GENDER
Male 1,030 842 79.0 75.8-82.0 188 21.0 18.0-24.2
Female 1,777 1,472 81.6 79.3-83.7 305 18.4 16.3-20.7
RACE
White 2,244 1,877 82.0 80.0-83.9 367 18.0 16.1-20.0
African American 479 375 76.7 71.7-81.1 104 23.3 18.9-28.3
Other 64 47 74.6 60.4-85.0 17 25.4 15.0-39.6
HISPANIC
Yes 71 58 76.8 61.8-87.2 13 23.2 12.8-38.2
No 2,707 2,234 80.6 78.7-82.4 473 19.4 17.6-21.3
AGE
18-24 133 84 63.0 53.1-71.8 49 37.0 28.2-46.9
25-34 289 222 76.1 70.0-81.3 67 23.9 18.7-30.0
35-44 481 388 80.2 75.8-84.0 93 19.8 16.0-24.2
45-54 660 548 83.9 80.6-86.8 112 16.1 13.2-19.4
55-64 567 484 84.7 81.0-87.8 83 15.3 12.2-19.0
65+ 652 567 85.2 81.5-88.3 85 14.8 11.7-18.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 406 357 85.4 80.3-89.4 49 14.6 10.6-19.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 846 693 80.0 76.3-83.2 153 20.0 16.8-23.7
Some Post-H.S. 762 631 80.2 76.3-83.5 131 19.8 16.5-23.7
College Graduate 787 630 78.4 74.6-81.7 157 21.6 18.3-25.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 405 346 80.4 74.1-85.4 59 19.6 14.6-25.9
$15,000- $24,999 493 403 79.1 74.3-83.3 90 20.9 16.7-25.7
$25,000- $34,999 330 278 80.5 74.4-85.4 52 19.5 14.6-25.6
$35,000- $49,999 381 300 77.0 71.3-81.9 81 23.0 18.1-28.7
$50,000+ 851 689 80.4 77.1-83.3 162 19.6 16.7-22.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 173 146 81.5 72.6-88.0 27 18.5 12.0-27.4
Appalachia II 333 266 77.6 71.7-82.6 67 22.4 17.4-28.3
Appalachia III 235 192 76.1 67.6-82.9 43 23.9 17.1-32.4
Catawba 186 147 78.7 70.4-85.1 39 21.3 14.9-29.6
Edisto Savannah 225 203 89.9 84.2-93.7 22 10.1 6.3-15.8
Low Country 145 114 76.9 66.3-84.9 31 23.1 15.1-33.7
Palmetto 412 340 80.3 75.3-84.6 72 19.7 15.4-24.7
Pee Dee 193 162 82.4 74.3-88.3 31 17.6 11.7-25.7
Trident 345 281 79.1 73.1-84.1 64 20.9 15.9-26.9
Upper Savannah 142 123 85.3 76.3-91.3 19 14.7 8.7-23.7
Waccamaw 261 211 78.5 71.7-84.0 50 21.5 16.0-28.3
Wateree 131 110 81.9 72.5-88.6 21 18.1 11.4-27.5

* 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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