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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Has a doctor or other health professional EVER suggested physical activity or exercise to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,722 1,104 39.1 37.0-41.2 1,618 60.9 58.8-63.0
GENDER
Male 985 324 33.0 29.7-36.4 661 67.0 63.6-70.3
Female 1,737 780 44.1 41.5-46.8 957 55.9 53.2-58.5
RACE
White 2,224 880 37.9 35.7-40.1 1,344 62.1 59.9-64.3
African American 430 201 44.7 39.2-50.4 229 55.3 49.6-60.8
Other 50 18 31.6 19.3-47.2 32 68.4 52.8-80.7
HISPANIC
Yes 66 29 45.2 32.3-58.7 37 54.8 41.3-67.7
No 2,624 1,062 38.9 36.7-41.0 1,562 61.1 59.0-63.3
AGE
18-24 81 18 19.0 11.8-29.1 63 81.0 70.9-88.2
25-34 249 81 32.5 26.2-39.6 168 67.5 60.4-73.8
35-44 433 169 39.6 34.4-45.0 264 60.4 55.0-65.6
45-54 611 237 38.0 33.8-42.4 374 62.0 57.6-66.2
55-64 576 269 45.3 40.7-49.9 307 54.7 50.1-59.3
65+ 752 323 43.3 39.3-47.3 429 56.7 52.7-60.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 414 176 42.8 37.2-48.6 238 57.2 51.4-62.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 814 306 35.5 31.7-39.4 508 64.5 60.6-68.3
Some Post-H.S. 750 309 39.4 35.5-43.5 441 60.6 56.5-64.5
College Graduate 739 313 41.2 37.3-45.2 426 58.8 54.8-62.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 393 179 47.8 41.7-54.0 214 52.2 46.0-58.3
$15,000- $24,999 479 189 36.2 31.4-41.3 290 63.8 58.7-68.6
$25,000- $34,999 330 142 42.1 36.1-48.4 188 57.9 51.6-63.9
$35,000- $49,999 372 149 37.6 32.3-43.3 223 62.4 56.7-67.7
$50,000+ 800 309 37.3 33.7-41.0 491 62.7 59.0-66.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 168 70 41.7 33.7-50.2 98 58.3 49.8-66.3
Appalachia II 316 140 43.4 37.1-49.9 176 56.6 50.1-62.9
Appalachia III 223 90 36.8 29.8-44.4 133 63.2 55.6-70.2
Catawba 172 80 45.1 36.8-53.6 92 54.9 46.4-63.2
Edisto Savannah 235 96 41.8 34.5-49.6 139 58.2 50.4-65.5
Low Country 129 60 41.7 32.4-51.6 69 58.3 48.4-67.6
Palmetto 397 151 34.7 29.6-40.2 246 65.3 59.8-70.4
Pee Dee 194 67 32.3 25.3-40.1 127 67.7 59.9-74.7
Trident 320 130 38.8 33.1-44.9 190 61.2 55.1-66.9
Upper Savannah 153 56 39.6 30.9-48.9 97 60.4 51.1-69.1
Waccamaw 256 102 38.6 32.2-45.5 154 61.4 54.5-67.8
Wateree 137 56 42.1 32.8-51.9 81 57.9 48.1-67.2

* 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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