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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Arthritis

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Were these symptoms present on most days for at least one month?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,310 761 57.3 54.2-60.4 549 42.7 39.6-45.8
GENDER
Male 471 266 56.2 51.2-61.1 205 43.8 38.9-48.8
Female 839 495 58.2 54.2-62.0 344 41.8 38.0-45.8
RACE
White 1,019 588 56.7 53.3-60.1 431 43.3 39.9-46.7
African American 240 134 56.5 48.6-64.0 106 43.5 36.0-51.4
Other Minorities 42 34 74.9 56.9-87.0 8 25.1 13.0-43.1
HISPANIC
Yes 29 21 76.0 55.7-88.8 8 24.0 11.2-44.3
No 1,274 734 56.6 53.5-59.7 540 43.4 40.3-46.5
AGE
18-24 69 29 37.2 25.5-50.7 40 62.8 49.3-74.5
25-34 161 83 54.0 44.9-62.8 78 46.0 37.2-55.1
35-44 255 149 57.2 50.3-63.9 106 42.8 36.1-49.7
45-54 290 160 55.6 48.9-62.1 130 44.4 37.9-51.1
55-64 238 149 63.7 56.9-69.9 89 36.3 30.1-43.1
65+ 278 184 64.5 58.0-70.4 94 35.5 29.6-42.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 222 156 66.7 58.0-74.3 66 33.3 25.7-42.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 368 223 61.3 55.6-66.7 145 38.7 33.3-44.4
Some Post-H.S. 379 207 53.1 47.4-58.7 172 46.9 41.3-52.6
College Graduate 338 172 50.2 44.3-56.0 166 49.8 44.0-55.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 126 73.5 62.0-82.4 39 26.5 17.6-38.0
$15,000- 24,999 228 153 67.8 60.3-74.5 75 32.2 25.5-39.7
$25,000- 34,999 177 96 55.6 47.2-63.8 81 44.4 36.2-52.8
$35,000- 49,999 227 115 50.2 43.2-57.1 112 49.8 42.9-56.8
$50,000+ 323 158 47.3 41.3-53.3 165 52.7 46.7-58.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 96 53 52.9 41.7-63.9 43 47.1 36.1-58.3
Appalachia II 148 82 51.0 41.8-60.1 66 49.0 39.9-58.2
Appalachia III 94 61 65.3 54.1-75.0 33 34.7 25.0-45.9
Catawba 78 47 60.7 48.3-71.8 31 39.3 28.2-51.7
Edisto 40 27 69.9 51.2-83.7 13 30.1 16.3-48.8
Low Country 55 35 63.3 49.1-75.5 20 36.7 24.5-50.9
Palmetto 196 102 52.7 44.7-60.5 94 47.3 39.5-55.3
Pee Dee 88 53 61.6 49.9-72.2 35 38.4 27.8-50.1
Savannah 57 34 58.3 44.0-71.3 23 41.7 28.7-56.0
Trident 163 91 51.4 42.0-60.8 72 48.6 39.2-58.0
Upper Savannah 83 47 57.9 45.7-69.2 36 42.1 30.8-54.3
Waccamaw 121 70 59.0 48.7-68.5 51 41.0 31.5-51.3
Wateree 65 46 70.6 57.4-81.1 19 29.4 18.9-42.6

* 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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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

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