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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 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 2,007 1,356 64.1 61.2-66.9 651 35.9 33.1-38.8
GENDER
Male 725 459 59.8 55.1-64.3 266 40.2 35.7-44.9
Female 1,282 897 67.6 64.0-71.0 385 32.4 29.0-36.0
RACE
White 1,577 1,061 63.2 60.0-66.3 516 36.8 33.7-40.0
African American 375 259 66.7 59.6-73.1 116 33.3 26.9-40.4
Other Minorities 35 20 61.4 41.5-78.0 15 38.6 22.0-58.5
HISPANIC
Yes 37 20 47.5 28.5-67.2 17 52.5 32.8-71.5
No 1,941 1,313 64.4 61.5-67.2 628 35.6 32.8-38.5
AGE
18-24 90 41 45.0 32.0-58.7 49 55.0 41.3-68.0
25-34 229 124 50.1 42.2-58.0 105 49.9 42.0-57.8
35-44 350 207 60.3 53.4-66.8 143 39.7 33.2-46.6
45-54 452 298 64.3 58.2-70.0 154 35.7 30.0-41.8
55-64 397 298 74.0 68.1-79.1 99 26.0 20.9-31.9
65+ 475 379 77.3 72.0-81.7 96 22.7 18.3-28.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 338 237 61.4 53.1-69.0 101 38.6 31.0-46.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 599 401 65.9 60.4-70.9 198 34.1 29.1-39.6
Some Post-H.S. 531 361 65.6 60.3-70.6 170 34.4 29.4-39.7
College Graduate 538 356 62.0 56.7-67.0 182 38.0 33.0-43.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 314 228 69.1 60.9-76.2 86 30.9 23.8-39.1
$15,000- 24,999 348 236 64.9 57.6-71.6 112 35.1 28.4-42.4
$25,000- 34,999 268 176 61.5 53.4-69.1 92 38.5 30.9-46.6
$35,000- 49,999 312 207 65.5 58.4-72.0 105 34.5 28.0-41.6
$50,000+ 535 351 61.6 56.3-66.6 184 38.4 33.4-43.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 91 62 64.8 52.9-75.1 29 35.2 24.9-47.1
Appalachia II 156 101 62.8 53.9-70.9 55 37.2 29.1-46.1
Appalachia III 140 101 68.5 59.3-76.5 39 31.5 23.5-40.7
Catawba 92 53 50.6 38.9-62.3 39 49.4 37.7-61.1
Edisto 41 30 67.3 48.1-82.0 11 32.7 18.0-51.9
Low Country 84 54 57.8 45.0-69.6 30 42.2 30.4-55.0
Palmetto 218 143 61.6 53.5-69.1 75 38.4 30.9-46.5
Pee Dee 585 419 73.0 68.3-77.3 166 27.0 22.7-31.7
Savannah 67 47 68.2 52.8-80.5 20 31.8 19.5-47.2
Trident 185 123 65.5 57.2-72.9 62 34.5 27.1-42.8
Upper Savannah 126 75 57.9 46.0-69.0 51 42.1 31.0-54.0
Waccamaw 127 86 67.1 56.3-76.4 41 32.9 23.6-43.7
Wateree 74 50 67.1 53.7-78.2 24 32.9 21.8-46.3

* 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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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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