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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Arthritis Management

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 #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,826 2,326 57.3 54.5-60.1 1,500 42.7 39.9-45.5
GENDER
Male 1,229 649 48.6 43.8-53.4 580 51.4 46.6-56.2
Female 2,597 1,677 63.3 60.1-66.4 920 36.7 33.6-39.9
RACE
White 2,611 1,528 56.3 53.2-59.4 1,083 43.7 40.6-46.8
African American 900 610 60.9 53.6-67.8 290 39.1 32.2-46.4
Other 173 99 53.3 40.3-65.9 74 46.7 34.1-59.7
HISPANIC
Yes 45 24 60.0 36.8-79.5 21 40.0 20.5-63.2
No 3,654 2,223 57.2 54.3-60.0 1,431 42.8 40.0-45.7
AGE
18-24 19 12 29.2 12.0-55.6 7 70.8 44.4-88.0
25-34 73 43 48.9 33.3-64.7 30 51.1 35.3-66.7
35-44 246 135 51.0 41.4-60.6 111 49.0 39.4-58.6
45-54 586 363 60.9 55.1-66.4 223 39.1 33.6-44.9
55-64 1,101 702 58.6 53.6-63.4 399 41.4 36.6-46.4
65+ 1,801 1,071 60.3 57.0-63.5 730 39.7 36.5-43.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 685 376 53.2 46.2-60.0 309 46.8 40.0-53.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,201 746 56.9 52.0-61.8 455 43.1 38.2-48.0
Some Post-H.S. 971 595 57.1 51.6-62.5 376 42.9 37.5-48.4
College Graduate 961 603 60.7 55.2-65.9 358 39.3 34.1-44.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 578 354 53.7 45.6-61.7 224 46.3 38.3-54.4
$15,000- $24,999 711 423 57.9 51.0-64.5 288 42.1 35.5-49.0
$25,000- $34,999 431 268 62.6 54.0-70.4 163 37.4 29.6-46.0
$35,000- $49,999 430 278 63.5 56.1-70.3 152 36.5 29.7-43.9
$50,000+ 1,014 605 55.7 50.7-60.7 409 44.3 39.3-49.3
REGION**
Region I 547 339 62.4 55.4-68.8 208 37.6 31.2-44.6
Region II 471 271 52.4 45.4-59.4 200 47.6 40.6-54.6
Region III 475 305 58.1 50.3-65.6 170 41.9 34.4-49.7
Region IV 449 274 56.6 49.3-63.5 175 43.4 36.5-50.7
Region V 430 271 62.9 57.0-68.4 159 37.1 31.6-43.0
Region VI 526 304 53.0 46.4-59.5 222 47.0 40.5-53.6
Region VII 452 281 58.2 50.3-65.6 171 41.8 34.4-49.7
Region VIII 476 281 59.2 52.8-65.3 195 40.8 34.7-47.2

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported they had been told by a health professional that they had some form of arthritis.

** 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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