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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

During the past 30 days, have you had pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,868 2,834 46.1 44.6-47.6 3,034 53.9 52.4-55.4
GENDER
Male 2,221 1,036 45.1 42.6-47.5 1,185 54.9 52.5-57.4
Female 3,647 1,798 47.0 45.2-48.9 1,849 53.0 51.1-54.8
RACE
White 4,569 2,264 47.9 46.3-49.6 2,305 52.1 50.4-53.7
African American 1,094 486 42.1 38.7-45.7 608 57.9 54.3-61.3
Other 156 64 41.7 32.5-51.6 92 58.3 48.4-67.5
HISPANIC
Yes 146 72 45.7 35.9-55.8 74 54.3 44.2-64.1
No 5,673 2,732 46.0 44.5-47.6 2,941 54.0 52.4-55.5
AGE
18-24 382 135 36.4 31.1-42.2 247 63.6 57.8-68.9
25-34 939 291 31.4 28.1-35.0 648 68.6 65.0-71.9
35-44 1,126 486 43.0 39.7-46.3 640 57.0 53.7-60.3
45-54 1,185 662 54.5 51.3-57.7 523 45.5 42.3-48.7
55-64 989 572 57.2 53.7-60.6 417 42.8 39.4-46.3
65+ 1,194 663 55.1 51.8-58.3 531 44.9 41.7-48.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 716 412 53.1 48.6-57.5 304 46.9 42.5-51.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,799 853 45.7 42.9-48.5 946 54.3 51.5-57.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,523 770 46.6 43.7-49.6 753 53.4 50.4-56.3
College Graduate 1,821 793 42.5 39.9-45.1 1,028 57.5 54.9-60.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 706 409 54.5 49.7-59.3 297 45.5 40.7-50.3
$15,000- $24,999 987 501 48.0 44.3-51.8 486 52.0 48.2-55.7
$25,000- $34,999 734 331 42.2 38.0-46.6 403 57.8 53.4-62.0
$35,000- $49,999 873 381 41.5 37.7-45.4 492 58.5 54.6-62.3
$50,000+ 1,845 854 44.9 42.4-47.5 991 55.1 52.5-57.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 367 176 47.9 41.8-54.2 191 52.1 45.8-58.2
Appalachia II 688 337 43.8 39.4-48.2 351 56.2 51.8-60.6
Appalachia III 477 237 47.3 41.8-52.8 240 52.7 47.2-58.2
Catawba 386 190 47.6 42.0-53.4 196 52.4 46.6-58.0
Edisto Savannah 452 229 50.4 44.9-56.0 223 49.6 44.0-55.1
Low Country 291 145 47.8 40.8-55.0 146 52.2 45.0-59.2
Palmetto 885 414 45.2 41.3-49.1 471 54.8 50.9-58.7
Pee Dee 420 196 42.5 37.0-48.2 224 57.5 51.8-63.0
Trident 739 347 44.6 40.4-48.9 392 55.4 51.1-59.6
Upper Savannah 291 143 48.3 41.7-55.0 148 51.7 45.0-58.3
Waccamaw 506 261 49.1 43.9-54.3 245 50.9 45.7-56.1
Wateree 305 133 43.1 36.7-49.8 172 56.9 50.2-63.3

#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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