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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Have you EVER taken an educational course or class to teach you how to manage problems related to your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,738 255 9.5 8.3-11.0 2,483 90.5 89.0-91.7
GENDER
Male 995 79 9.3 7.3-11.9 916 90.7 88.1-92.7
Female 1,743 176 9.7 8.2-11.4 1,567 90.3 88.6-91.8
RACE
White 2,238 197 8.5 7.3- 9.9 2,041 91.5 90.1-92.7
African American 432 50 13.4 9.7-18.3 382 86.6 81.7-90.3
Other 50 5 6.7 2.3-17.9 45 93.3 82.1-97.7
HISPANIC
Yes 66 5 11.3 4.6-25.2 61 88.7 74.8-95.4
No 2,639 245 9.4 8.1-10.9 2,394 90.6 89.1-91.9
AGE
18-24 81 4 5.8 1.9-15.9 77 94.2 84.1-98.1
25-34 249 15 6.0 3.4-10.2 234 94.0 89.8-96.6
35-44 435 44 11.3 8.0-15.8 391 88.7 84.2-92.0
45-54 612 62 10.9 8.2-14.2 550 89.1 85.8-91.8
55-64 580 59 9.5 7.1-12.5 521 90.5 87.5-92.9
65+ 760 69 9.6 7.2-12.5 691 90.4 87.5-92.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 415 26 6.4 4.0-10.2 389 93.6 89.8-96.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 819 59 7.4 5.3-10.2 760 92.6 89.8-94.7
Some Post-H.S. 756 77 10.5 8.2-13.4 679 89.5 86.6-91.8
College Graduate 743 93 13.3 10.7-16.4 650 86.7 83.6-89.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 397 34 11.4 7.4-17.2 363 88.6 82.8-92.6
$15,000- $24,999 481 37 7.5 5.1-10.9 444 92.5 89.1-94.9
$25,000- $34,999 331 40 9.6 6.8-13.3 291 90.4 86.7-93.2
$35,000- $49,999 375 38 10.6 7.4-14.9 337 89.4 85.1-92.6
$50,000+ 803 76 9.4 7.4-11.8 727 90.6 88.2-92.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 169 13 9.0 5.1-15.6 156 91.0 84.4-94.9
Appalachia II 316 19 5.9 3.1-10.8 297 94.1 89.2-96.9
Appalachia III 225 11 4.0 2.1- 7.5 214 96.0 92.5-97.9
Catawba 172 14 10.9 5.9-19.2 158 89.1 80.8-94.1
Edisto Savannah 235 27 11.0 6.4-18.2 208 89.0 81.8-93.6
Low Country 129 14 11.8 6.6-20.1 115 88.2 79.9-93.4
Palmetto 400 52 12.2 8.8-16.7 348 87.8 83.3-91.2
Pee Dee 195 18 9.1 5.6-14.5 177 90.9 85.5-94.4
Trident 322 32 10.0 7.0-14.2 290 90.0 85.8-93.0
Upper Savannah 156 11 7.7 3.9-14.7 145 92.3 85.3-96.1
Waccamaw 257 24 8.7 5.7-13.1 233 91.3 86.9-94.3
Wateree 139 17 12.8 7.7-20.7 122 87.2 79.3-92.3

* 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 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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