Percentage of Adults with Doctor Diagnosed Arthritis

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1273 24.6 0.7 23.3 26.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 422 20.7 1.0 18.6 22.7
Female 851 28.4 0.9 26.6 30.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 22 5.3 1.3 2.7 7.9
25-34 years 65 9.6 1.3 7.1 12.2
35-44 years 149 16.0 1.3 13.4 18.6
45-54 years 297 29.7 1.6 26.5 32.8
55-64 years 245 40.1 2.2 35.8 44.4
65+ years 487 47.7 1.7 44.3 51.1
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 1145 25.4 0.8 24.0 26.9
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 48 26.4 3.8 19.0 33.8
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 28 19.0 3.7 11.7 26.2
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 14 32.8 8.0 17.1 48.5
Hispanic 32 11.9 2.3 7.4 16.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 101 30.2 3.1 24.1 36.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 424 27.5 1.3 24.8 30.1
Some College 379 24.0 1.3 21.5 26.6
College Graduate 368 21.5 1.1 19.3 23.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 137 33.8 3.3 27.3 40.3
$15,000 - $24,999 243 26.8 1.8 23.4 30.3
$25,000 - $34,999 184 22.7 1.7 19.3 26.1
$35,000 - $49,999 189 22.1 1.6 19.0 25.3
$50,000+ 313 22.0 1.2 19.6 24.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 612 19.0 0.8 17.5 20.6
Out of Work 36 22.6 4.1 14.5 30.8
Homemaker / Student 67 12.3 1.6 9.1 15.5
Retired 465 46.6 1.7 43.2 50.0
Unable to Work 90 59.5 4.8 50.2 68.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 688 24.7 0.9 23.0 26.5
Divorced / Separated 224 27.0 1.8 23.4 30.6
Widowed 251 48.8 2.4 44.0 53.6
Never Married 108 11.9 1.4 9.1 14.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 497 55.0 2.0 51.1 58.8
Living without a Disability 766 18.0 0.7 16.7 19.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 58 28.7 3.6 21.6 35.8
Rural 194 33.5 2.3 29.1 38.0
Densely-settled Rural 197 24.2 1.8 20.7 27.7
Semi-urban 261 23.5 1.5 20.6 26.5
Urban 556 22.8 1.0 20.8 24.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 358 51.3 2.3 46.7 55.8
Excellent to Good 909 20.5 0.7 19.1 21.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 116 17.8 1.8 14.2 21.5
Insured 1155 25.7 0.8 24.2 27.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 152 48.4 3.1 42.2 54.5
No Diabetes 1121 23.1 0.7 21.7 24.5
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 551 42.9 1.6 39.7 46.0
No Hypertension 719 19.1 0.7 17.6 20.5
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 147 37.8 3.0 32.0 43.7
No Current Asthma 1124 23.6 0.7 22.2 25.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 160 36.9 3.0 31.0 42.7
<14 days mental health not good 1090 23.4 0.7 22.0 24.8
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 242 23.4 1.6 20.3 26.5
Non-Smoker 1030 25.0 0.8 23.4 26.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 353 17.9 1.0 16.0 19.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 463 25.8 1.2 23.4 28.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 392 33.9 1.6 30.8 37.1

Numerator: Respondents who reported they had been told by a doctor or other
health professional that they have some form of arthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.