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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 losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,846 1,405 36.5 33.9-39.2 2,441 63.5 60.8-66.1
GENDER
Male 1,233 418 33.6 29.1-38.5 815 66.4 61.5-70.9
Female 2,613 987 38.5 35.4-41.7 1,626 61.5 58.3-64.6
RACE
White 2,626 861 34.4 31.5-37.4 1,765 65.6 62.6-68.5
African American 907 412 42.6 36.0-49.5 495 57.4 50.5-64.0
Other 174 72 37.4 26.1-50.3 102 62.6 49.7-73.9
HISPANIC
Yes 43 17 51.1 27.4-74.3 26 48.9 25.7-72.6
No 3,679 1,332 36.1 33.4-38.8 2,347 63.9 61.2-66.6
AGE
18-24 19 2 3.4 0.7-14.8 17 96.6 85.2-99.3
25-34 73 28 44.5 28.9-61.2 45 55.5 38.8-71.1
35-44 246 93 35.8 27.2-45.5 153 64.2 54.5-72.8
45-54 586 244 41.0 35.3-46.9 342 59.0 53.1-64.7
55-64 1,110 457 42.4 37.8-47.3 653 57.6 52.7-62.2
65+ 1,812 581 29.8 26.9-32.8 1,231 70.2 67.2-73.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 687 256 35.4 29.0-42.5 431 64.6 57.5-71.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,207 431 35.8 31.2-40.7 776 64.2 59.3-68.8
Some Post-H.S. 979 371 38.1 33.0-43.5 608 61.9 56.5-67.0
College Graduate 966 347 36.4 31.4-41.6 619 63.6 58.4-68.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 587 237 38.2 30.9-46.1 350 61.8 53.9-69.1
$15,000- $24,999 707 268 37.8 31.0-45.0 439 62.2 55.0-69.0
$25,000- $34,999 437 180 41.2 32.9-50.0 257 58.8 50.0-67.1
$35,000- $49,999 431 171 38.7 31.8-46.2 260 61.3 53.8-68.2
$50,000+ 1,015 344 36.3 31.7-41.2 671 63.7 58.8-68.3
REGION**
Region I 550 208 37.1 30.5-44.2 342 62.9 55.8-69.5
Region II 472 163 34.0 27.5-41.1 309 66.0 58.9-72.5
Region III 474 194 42.8 35.6-50.3 280 57.2 49.7-64.4
Region IV 456 178 38.2 31.4-45.5 278 61.8 54.5-68.6
Region V 430 174 39.0 33.4-44.9 256 61.0 55.1-66.6
Region VI 529 186 30.1 25.1-35.6 343 69.9 64.4-74.9
Region VII 458 162 34.2 27.4-41.7 296 65.8 58.3-72.6
Region VIII 477 140 29.2 24.0-35.0 337 70.8 65.0-76.0

*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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