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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 for South Carolina

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Arthritis Management

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested
losing weight to help with your arthritis or joint symptoms?

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,156 1,255 29.6 28.0-31.3 2,901 70.4 68.7-72.0
GENDER
Male 1,524 418 26.2 23.7-28.9 1,106 73.8 71.1-76.3
Female 2,632 837 32.4 30.3-34.5 1,795 67.6 65.5-69.7
RACE
White 3,185 889 27.7 25.9-29.5 2,296 72.3 70.5-74.1
African American 852 335 35.7 31.7-39.8 517 64.3 60.2-68.3
Other 95 25 23.8 15.8-34.2 70 76.2 65.8-84.2
HISPANIC
Yes 47 13 28.6 15.9-46.0 34 71.4 54.0-84.1
No 4,017 1,213 29.5 27.9-31.3 2,804 70.5 68.7-72.1
AGE
18-24 85 8 11.5 5.4-22.6 77 88.5 77.4-94.6
25-34 236 52 20.3 15.4-26.2 184 79.7 73.8-84.6
35-44 562 168 31.6 27.4-36.1 394 68.4 63.9-72.6
45-54 870 305 34.3 30.8-37.9 565 65.7 62.1-69.2
55-64 1,003 322 32.3 29.2-35.6 681 67.7 64.4-70.8
65+ 1,371 393 30.8 28.1-33.7 978 69.2 66.3-71.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 718 219 30.1 26.2-34.4 499 69.9 65.6-73.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,381 416 29.0 26.2-32.0 965 71.0 68.0-73.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,030 317 29.8 26.5-33.3 713 70.2 66.7-73.5
College Graduate 1,017 298 29.6 26.5-32.8 719 70.4 67.2-73.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 671 229 34.4 29.9-39.3 442 65.6 60.7-70.1
$15,000- $24,999 700 226 29.4 25.6-33.6 474 70.6 66.4-74.4
$25,000- $34,999 491 137 28.6 23.7-34.0 354 71.4 66.0-76.3
$35,000- $49,999 584 184 31.4 27.1-36.0 400 68.6 64.0-72.9
$50,000+ 1,115 304 26.6 23.9-29.6 811 73.4 70.4-76.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 276 88 31.1 25.3-37.6 188 68.9 62.4-74.7
Appalachia II 451 125 25.4 21.1-30.2 326 74.6 69.8-78.9
Appalachia III 349 104 29.7 24.1-35.9 245 70.3 64.1-75.9
Catawba 257 81 32.5 26.1-39.6 176 67.5 60.4-73.9
Edisto Savannah 327 112 31.6 25.7-38.2 215 68.4 61.8-74.3
Low Country 228 68 26.9 20.5-34.5 160 73.1 65.5-79.5
Palmetto 616 196 31.9 27.6-36.5 420 68.1 63.5-72.4
Pee Dee 354 99 30.9 25.0-37.5 255 69.1 62.5-75.0
Trident 452 120 27.4 22.8-32.6 332 72.6 67.4-77.2
Upper Savannah 232 72 31.2 24.8-38.4 160 68.8 61.6-75.2
Waccamaw 362 106 27.2 22.3-32.8 256 72.8 67.2-77.7
Wateree 202 67 30.7 24.0-38.3 135 69.3 61.7-76.0
Region***
Region I 508 160 31.2 26.7-35.9 348 68.8 64.1-73.3
Region II 800 229 27.3 23.8-31.1 571 72.7 68.9-76.2
Region III 873 277 32.1 28.5-35.9 596 67.9 64.1-71.5
Region IV 556 166 30.8 26.2-35.8 390 69.2 64.2-73.8
Region V 327 112 31.6 25.7-38.2 215 68.4 61.8-74.3
Region VI 362 106 27.2 22.3-32.8 256 72.8 67.2-77.7
Region VII 452 120 27.4 22.8-32.6 332 72.6 67.4-77.2
Region VIII 228 68 26.9 20.5-34.5 160 73.1 65.5-79.5

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported that their joint symptoms first begin more than 3 month ago
or had been told by a health professional that they had some form of arthritis.

#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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