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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Arthritis Management

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

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,330 914 26.2 24.5-28.0 2,416 73.8 72.0-75.5
GENDER
Male 1,230 269 21.0 18.5-23.8 961 79.0 76.2-81.5
Female 2,100 645 30.5 28.3-32.8 1,455 69.5 67.2-71.7
RACE
White 2,659 664 23.6 21.9-25.5 1,995 76.4 74.5-78.1
African American 564 230 36.8 32.3-41.7 334 63.2 58.3-67.7
Other 84 13 12.6 6.8-22.3 71 87.4 77.7-93.2
HISPANIC
Yes 43 13 22.8 12.1-38.8 30 77.2 61.2-87.9
No 3,239 880 26.0 24.3-27.8 2,359 74.0 72.2-75.7
AGE
18-24 84 6 6.3 2.7-14.0 78 93.7 86.0-97.3
25-34 283 65 23.4 18.3-29.3 218 76.6 70.7-81.7
35-44 477 112 23.3 19.3-27.8 365 76.7 72.2-80.7
45-54 750 215 28.4 24.9-32.1 535 71.6 67.9-75.1
55-64 762 242 32.5 28.8-36.4 520 67.5 63.6-71.2
65+ 952 268 28.1 24.9-31.6 684 71.9 68.4-75.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 454 147 30.3 25.3-35.7 307 69.7 64.3-74.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,057 308 29.1 26.0-32.4 749 70.9 67.6-74.0
Some Post-H.S. 892 239 24.2 21.2-27.5 653 75.8 72.5-78.8
College Graduate 918 216 22.2 19.4-25.4 702 77.8 74.6-80.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 513 169 30.5 25.9-35.6 344 69.5 64.4-74.1
$15,000- $24,999 583 176 29.4 25.3-33.8 407 70.6 66.2-74.7
$25,000- $34,999 386 106 27.0 21.9-32.7 280 73.0 67.3-78.1
$35,000- $49,999 492 126 23.8 19.9-28.3 366 76.2 71.7-80.1
$50,000+ 936 221 22.5 19.7-25.7 715 77.5 74.3-80.3
Health District**
Appalachia I 201 61 26.1 20.1-33.1 140 73.9 66.9-79.9
Appalachia II 392 96 23.1 18.8-28.1 296 76.9 71.9-81.2
Appalachia III 261 71 25.4 19.6-32.1 190 74.6 67.9-80.4
Catawba 216 60 28.6 22.2-35.9 156 71.4 64.1-77.8
Edisto Savannah 263 93 35.3 28.9-42.4 170 64.7 57.6-71.1
Low Country 174 50 26.0 19.2-34.3 124 74.0 65.7-80.8
Palmetto 473 132 27.5 23.1-32.4 341 72.5 67.6-76.9
Pee Dee 251 72 31.0 24.6-38.1 179 69.0 61.9-75.4
Trident 404 96 22.8 18.5-27.9 308 77.2 72.1-81.5
Upper Savannah 174 39 19.1 13.6-26.1 135 80.9 73.9-86.4
Waccamaw 318 76 21.0 16.4-26.5 242 79.0 73.5-83.6
Wateree 179 60 30.1 23.0-38.3 119 69.9 61.7-77.0
Region***
Region I 375 100 22.7 18.4-27.6 275 77.3 72.4-81.6
Region II 653 167 24.1 20.5-28.0 486 75.9 72.0-79.5
Region III 689 192 27.9 24.2-31.9 497 72.1 68.1-75.8
Region IV 430 132 30.6 25.7-35.9 298 69.4 64.1-74.3
Region V 263 93 35.3 28.9-42.4 170 64.7 57.6-71.1
Region VI 318 76 21.0 16.4-26.5 242 79.0 73.5-83.6
Region VII 404 96 22.8 18.5-27.9 308 77.2 72.1-81.5
Region VIII 174 50 26.0 19.2-34.3 124 74.0 65.7-80.8

*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

*** 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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