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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Arthritis

Are you now limited in any way in any activities because of joint symptoms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,893 885 30.2 28.3-32.3 2,008 69.8 67.7-71.7
GENDER
Male 1,051 279 28.5 25.3-32.0 772 71.5 68.0-74.7
Female 1,842 606 31.7 29.4-34.1 1,236 68.3 65.9-70.6
RACE
White 2,345 694 28.0 26.1-30.1 1,651 72.0 69.9-73.9
African American 473 165 35.9 30.7-41.3 308 64.1 58.7-69.3
Other 54 21 42.4 26.8-59.8 33 57.6 40.2-73.2
HISPANIC
Yes 73 24 37.9 25.0-52.8 49 62.1 47.2-75.0
No 2,786 840 29.6 27.6-31.7 1,946 70.4 68.3-72.4
AGE
18-24 93 12 18.1 10.0-30.6 81 81.9 69.4-90.0
25-34 264 43 16.2 11.7-22.1 221 83.8 77.9-88.3
35-44 461 123 27.6 23.0-32.9 338 72.4 67.1-77.0
45-54 643 213 33.9 29.8-38.2 430 66.1 61.8-70.2
55-64 614 233 38.2 33.9-42.7 381 61.8 57.3-66.1
65+ 792 253 33.0 29.3-36.9 539 67.0 63.1-70.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 446 206 42.6 37.2-48.2 240 57.4 51.8-62.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 873 271 31.0 27.4-34.9 602 69.0 65.1-72.6
Some Post-H.S. 797 242 29.9 26.4-33.8 555 70.1 66.2-73.6
College Graduate 771 166 21.5 18.1-25.2 605 78.5 74.8-81.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 427 202 47.0 41.1-53.0 225 53.0 47.0-58.9
$15,000- $24,999 512 176 33.6 28.8-38.8 336 66.4 61.2-71.2
$25,000- $34,999 343 95 30.2 24.5-36.6 248 69.8 63.4-75.5
$35,000- $49,999 393 108 26.4 21.8-31.6 285 73.6 68.4-78.2
$50,000+ 832 180 21.0 18.1-24.2 652 79.0 75.8-81.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 182 53 34.6 26.0-44.4 129 65.4 55.6-74.0
Appalachia II 330 102 30.3 24.7-36.5 228 69.7 63.5-75.3
Appalachia III 241 82 32.0 25.3-39.4 159 68.0 60.6-74.7
Catawba 178 61 33.9 26.4-42.4 117 66.1 57.6-73.6
Edisto Savannah 244 83 35.4 28.3-43.1 161 64.6 56.9-71.7
Low Country 137 37 24.5 17.0-34.1 100 75.5 65.9-83.0
Palmetto 421 131 29.5 24.6-34.8 290 70.5 65.2-75.4
Pee Dee 207 63 30.0 23.1-38.1 144 70.0 61.9-76.9
Trident 342 96 25.2 20.4-30.6 246 74.8 69.4-79.6
Upper Savannah 164 46 30.4 22.6-39.5 118 69.6 60.5-77.4
Waccamaw 271 77 27.4 22.0-33.7 194 72.6 66.3-78.0
Wateree 146 48 32.6 24.4-42.1 98 67.4 57.9-75.6

* 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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