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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Arthritis Burden

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 2,686 2,021 73.7 71.7-75.7 665 26.3 24.3-28.3
GENDER
Male 993 722 71.6 68.2-74.9 271 28.4 25.1-31.8
Female 1,693 1,299 75.5 73.0-77.9 394 24.5 22.1-27.0
RACE
White 2,165 1,620 73.3 71.1-75.5 545 26.7 24.5-28.9
African American 438 343 75.7 70.2-80.4 95 24.3 19.6-29.8
Other 67 48 73.0 58.0-84.1 19 27.0 15.9-42.0
HISPANIC
Yes 40 31 77.2 58.7-89.0 9 22.8 11.0-41.3
No 2,609 1,961 73.6 71.5-75.6 648 26.4 24.4-28.5
AGE
18-24 75 41 61.4 48.2-73.1 34 38.6 26.9-51.8
25-34 240 139 58.5 51.4-65.2 101 41.5 34.8-48.6
35-44 402 272 68.0 62.5-73.0 130 32.0 27.0-37.5
45-54 634 479 75.6 71.6-79.2 155 24.4 20.8-28.4
55-64 619 510 82.8 79.3-85.8 109 17.2 14.2-20.7
65+ 700 565 81.0 77.4-84.1 135 19.0 15.9-22.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 348 274 76.7 70.5-82.0 74 23.3 18.0-29.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 854 645 74.1 70.5-77.5 209 25.9 22.5-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 733 540 71.8 67.6-75.7 193 28.2 24.3-32.4
College Graduate 745 558 73.9 70.0-77.4 187 26.1 22.6-30.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 416 337 77.5 71.6-82.5 79 22.5 17.5-28.4
$15,000- $24,999 475 371 75.6 70.6-80.0 104 24.4 20.0-29.4
$25,000- $34,999 305 223 71.7 64.9-77.6 82 28.3 22.4-35.1
$35,000- $49,999 413 299 73.1 67.9-77.7 114 26.9 22.3-32.1
$50,000+ 758 551 72.1 68.3-75.7 207 27.9 24.3-31.7
Health District**
Appalachia I 159 123 75.2 66.6-82.3 36 24.8 17.7-33.4
Appalachia II 324 239 74.4 68.5-79.5 85 25.6 20.5-31.5
Appalachia III 216 174 79.1 71.7-85.0 42 20.9 15.0-28.3
Catawba 171 115 67.1 58.4-74.8 56 32.9 25.2-41.6
Edisto Savannah 212 161 72.1 63.7-79.2 51 27.9 20.8-36.3
Low Country 140 114 80.5 71.5-87.2 26 19.5 12.8-28.5
Palmetto 383 289 73.1 67.4-78.1 94 26.9 21.9-32.6
Pee Dee 202 154 78.3 71.5-83.9 48 21.7 16.1-28.5
Trident 327 228 68.4 62.0-74.2 99 31.6 25.8-38.0
Upper Savannah 135 99 71.1 60.7-79.6 36 28.9 20.4-39.3
Waccamaw 266 204 74.0 66.7-80.2 62 26.0 19.8-33.3
Wateree 131 105 74.3 63.4-82.8 26 25.7 17.2-36.6
Region***
Region I 294 222 73.2 66.6-78.9 72 26.8 21.1-33.4
Region II 540 413 76.4 71.9-80.4 127 23.6 19.6-28.1
Region III 554 404 71.2 66.5-75.5 150 28.8 24.5-33.5
Region IV 333 259 76.7 70.9-81.7 74 23.3 18.3-29.1
Region V 212 161 72.1 63.7-79.2 51 27.9 20.8-36.3
Region VI 266 204 74.0 66.7-80.2 62 26.0 19.8-33.3
Region VII 327 228 68.4 62.0-74.2 99 31.6 25.8-38.0
Region VIII 140 114 80.5 71.5-87.2 26 19.5 12.8-28.5

*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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