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BRFSS Survey Results 2007 for South Carolina

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Arthritis Management

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

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,196 1,559 28.7 27.0-30.4 3,637 71.3 69.6-73.0
GENDER
Male 1,812 445 23.2 20.5-26.2 1,367 76.8 73.8-79.5
Female 3,384 1,114 33.1 31.0-35.2 2,270 66.9 64.8-69.0
RACE
White 3,895 1,073 27.0 25.0-29.0 2,822 73.0 71.0-75.0
African American 943 377 35.6 31.4-39.9 566 64.4 60.1-68.6
Other 218 59 22.1 15.8-30.0 159 77.9 70.0-84.2
HISPANIC
Yes 59 14 14.8 7.4-27.2 45 85.2 72.8-92.6
No 5,021 1,500 28.9 27.1-30.7 3,521 71.1 69.3-72.9
AGE
18-24 63 7 9.0 3.7-20.4 56 91.0 79.6-96.3
25-34 228 52 22.8 16.1-31.3 176 77.2 68.7-83.9
35-44 537 138 25.0 20.7-30.0 399 75.0 70.0-79.3
45-54 1,058 334 32.4 28.9-36.0 724 67.6 64.0-71.1
55-64 1,373 479 33.0 30.0-36.1 894 67.0 63.9-70.0
65+ 1,937 549 30.0 27.4-32.7 1,388 70.0 67.3-72.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 821 279 32.8 28.1-37.9 542 67.2 62.1-71.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,614 468 27.6 24.7-30.7 1,146 72.4 69.3-75.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,353 412 28.4 25.1-32.0 941 71.6 68.0-74.9
College Graduate 1,388 393 27.6 24.6-30.9 995 72.4 69.1-75.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 669 250 34.9 30.0-40.1 419 65.1 59.9-70.0
$15,000- $24,999 816 273 33.1 28.3-38.4 543 66.9 61.6-71.7
$25,000- $34,999 610 188 29.4 24.8-34.5 422 70.6 65.5-75.2
$35,000- $49,999 713 217 30.0 25.1-35.5 496 70.0 64.5-74.9
$50,000+ 1,627 414 24.7 22.0-27.6 1,213 75.3 72.4-78.0
Health District**
Appalachia I 381 117 29.5 23.9-35.8 264 70.5 64.2-76.1
Appalachia II 341 102 26.6 21.5-32.5 239 73.4 67.5-78.5
Appalachia III 275 74 30.4 22.8-39.4 201 69.6 60.6-77.2
Catawba 222 71 29.6 22.9-37.3 151 70.4 62.7-77.1
Edisto Savannah 651 204 29.5 25.3-34.2 447 70.5 65.8-74.7
Low Country 603 177 26.8 22.6-31.5 426 73.2 68.5-77.4
Palmetto 397 101 24.3 19.8-29.5 296 75.7 70.5-80.2
Pee Dee 413 131 32.2 26.8-38.1 282 67.8 61.9-73.2
Trident 594 187 29.5 25.1-34.3 407 70.5 65.7-74.9
Upper Savannah 339 120 33.8 27.7-40.6 219 66.2 59.4-72.3
Waccamaw 677 176 23.4 19.7-27.5 501 76.6 72.5-80.3
Wateree 264 88 32.9 26.2-40.4 176 67.1 59.6-73.8
Region***
Region I 720 237 31.6 27.3-36.1 483 68.4 63.9-72.7
Region II 616 176 28.4 23.7-33.6 440 71.6 66.4-76.3
Region III 619 172 26.4 22.5-30.7 447 73.6 69.3-77.5
Region IV 677 219 32.5 28.2-37.1 458 67.5 62.9-71.8
Region V 651 204 29.5 25.3-34.2 447 70.5 65.8-74.7
Region VI 677 176 23.4 19.7-27.5 501 76.6 72.5-80.3
Region VII 594 187 29.5 25.1-34.3 407 70.5 65.7-74.9
Region VIII 603 177 26.8 22.6-31.5 426 73.2 68.5-77.4

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported that their joint symptoms first begin more than 3 month ago
or had been told by a health professional that they had some form of arthritis.

#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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