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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Arthritis Burden

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 6,591 2,320 29.7 28.5-31.0 4,271 70.3 69.0-71.5
GENDER
Male 2,518 778 25.6 23.7-27.6 1,740 74.4 72.4-76.3
Female 4,073 1,542 33.4 31.8-35.0 2,531 66.6 65.0-68.2
RACE
White 5,148 1,837 30.4 29.1-31.8 3,311 69.6 68.2-70.9
African American 1,225 416 28.9 26.0-31.9 809 71.1 68.1-74.0
Other 166 52 24.4 17.8-32.6 114 75.6 67.4-82.2
HISPANIC
Yes 115 29 20.7 13.4-30.6 86 79.3 69.4-86.6
No 6,404 2,250 29.7 28.5-31.0 4,154 70.3 69.0-71.5
AGE
18-24 376 28 6.6 4.2-10.2 348 93.4 89.8-95.8
25-34 957 113 11.4 9.3-13.8 844 88.6 86.2-90.7
35-44 1,159 227 19.6 17.2-22.3 932 80.4 77.7-82.8
45-54 1,355 512 36.0 33.1-38.9 843 64.0 61.1-66.9
55-64 1,226 601 49.3 46.2-52.4 625 50.7 47.6-53.8
65+ 1,467 820 56.9 54.0-59.7 647 43.1 40.3-46.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 721 362 40.9 36.5-45.5 359 59.1 54.5-63.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,020 765 31.9 29.6-34.3 1,255 68.1 65.7-70.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,698 606 29.4 26.9-31.9 1,092 70.6 68.1-73.1
College Graduate 2,140 580 23.2 21.3-25.2 1,560 76.8 74.8-78.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 766 417 43.7 39.2-48.3 349 56.3 51.7-60.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,070 425 32.3 29.1-35.6 645 67.7 64.4-70.9
$25,000- $34,999 785 262 28.5 24.8-32.6 523 71.5 67.4-75.2
$35,000- $49,999 1,033 320 26.8 23.9-29.9 713 73.2 70.1-76.1
$50,000+ 2,103 570 24.1 22.2-26.2 1,533 75.9 73.8-77.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 402 143 30.8 26.0-36.1 259 69.2 63.9-74.0
Appalachia II 806 257 26.5 23.3-30.0 549 73.5 70.0-76.7
Appalachia III 500 176 28.3 24.0-33.0 324 71.7 67.0-76.0
Catawba 461 143 26.2 22.0-30.8 318 73.8 69.2-78.0
Edisto Savannah 499 196 34.1 29.5-39.0 303 65.9 61.0-70.5
Low Country 338 126 32.0 26.5-38.0 212 68.0 62.0-73.5
Palmetto 996 329 27.7 24.7-30.9 667 72.3 69.1-75.3
Pee Dee 484 187 32.1 27.4-37.1 297 67.9 62.9-72.6
Trident 835 267 26.3 23.1-29.8 568 73.7 70.2-76.9
Upper Savannah 315 125 37.1 30.6-44.0 190 62.9 56.0-69.4
Waccamaw 551 221 33.9 29.5-38.7 330 66.1 61.3-70.5
Wateree 349 129 29.8 24.6-35.7 220 70.2 64.3-75.4
Region***
Region I 717 268 33.6 29.6-37.9 449 66.4 62.1-70.4
Region II 1,306 433 27.2 24.6-30.0 873 72.8 70.0-75.4
Region III 1,457 472 27.2 24.7-29.8 985 72.8 70.2-75.3
Region IV 833 316 31.1 27.6-34.9 517 68.9 65.1-72.4
Region V 499 196 34.1 29.5-39.0 303 65.9 61.0-70.5
Region VI 551 221 33.9 29.5-38.7 330 66.1 61.3-70.5
Region VII 835 267 26.3 23.1-29.8 568 73.7 70.2-76.9
Region VIII 338 126 32.0 26.5-38.0 212 68.0 62.0-73.5

*Arthritis diagnoses include: rheumatism, polymyalgia rheumatica, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, bunion, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, joint infection, Reiter's syndrome, ankylosing spomdylitis, spondylosis, rotator cuff syndrome, connective tissue disease, scleroderma, polymyositis, Raynaud's syndrome, vasculitis.

#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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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