Percentage of Adults with Chronic Joint Symptoms

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1612 33.1 0.8 31.5 34.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 585 31.1 1.2 28.7 33.6
Female 1027 35.0 1.0 33.0 37.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 48 16.7 2.5 11.8 21.7
25-34 years 167 24.4 1.8 20.9 27.9
35-44 years 251 27.6 1.6 24.4 30.8
45-54 years 402 40.4 1.7 37.1 43.8
55-64 years 312 49.4 2.2 45.1 53.8
65+ years 423 41.9 1.7 38.5 45.2
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 1444 34.0 0.9 32.3 35.7
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 48 25.7 3.7 18.5 32.9
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 43 32.6 4.7 23.5 41.7
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 19 44.9 8.4 28.4 61.4
Hispanic 51 21.2 3.1 15.1 27.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 126 41.7 3.5 34.7 48.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 489 35.1 1.5 32.1 38.1
Some College 490 31.1 1.4 28.3 33.9
College Graduate 506 31.4 1.3 28.9 34.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 145 38.2 3.6 31.1 45.3
$15,000 - $24,999 297 35.9 2.0 31.9 39.9
$25,000 - $34,999 235 28.8 1.9 25.1 32.5
$35,000 - $49,999 244 30.9 1.9 27.2 34.6
$50,000+ 481 36.0 1.5 33.1 38.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 944 31.5 1.0 29.6 33.5
Out of Work 47 30.2 4.6 21.2 39.2
Homemaker / Student 107 20.8 2.2 16.4 25.2
Retired 423 42.5 1.7 39.1 45.9
Unable to Work 90 59.9 4.8 50.6 69.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 913 33.8 1.0 31.9 35.8
Divorced / Separated 309 37.8 2.0 33.8 41.8
Widowed 228 44.2 2.4 39.5 49.0
Never Married 159 22.2 2.1 18.0 26.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 526 58.4 1.9 54.6 62.2
Living without a Disability 1077 27.6 0.8 25.9 29.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 70 35.6 4.0 27.8 43.4
Rural 229 41.2 2.4 36.4 46.0
Densely-settled Rural 258 33.8 2.1 29.8 37.9
Semi-urban 356 34.6 1.8 31.1 38.2
Urban 692 30.0 1.1 27.8 32.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 375 55.4 2.3 50.8 60.0
Excellent to Good 1231 29.7 0.8 28.0 31.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 180 29.7 2.3 25.1 34.2
Insured 1430 33.6 0.9 31.9 35.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 157 49.7 3.1 43.6 55.9
No Diabetes 1455 32.1 0.8 30.4 33.7
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 586 47.1 1.6 43.9 50.3
No Hypertension 1022 28.8 0.9 27.0 30.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 160 42.3 3.1 36.3 48.3
No Current Asthma 1450 32.4 0.8 30.8 34.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 205 49.4 3.2 43.0 55.8
<14 days mental health not good 1381 31.6 0.8 29.9 33.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 364 38.8 1.9 35.0 42.6
Non-Smoker 1247 31.7 0.9 30.0 33.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 472 26.4 1.3 23.9 28.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 569 32.8 1.3 30.2 35.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 489 45.2 1.8 41.8 48.7

Numerator: Respondents who reported symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in
or around a joint in the past 30 days and the joint symptoms first began
more than 3 months ago.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.