Percentage of Adults With Doctor Diagnosed Arthritis Who Are Limited
In Their Usual Activities Because of Arthritis or Joint Symptoms

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 481 37.6 1.5 34.6 40.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 148 34.3 2.5 29.3 39.2
Female 333 39.9 1.9 36.2 43.6
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 9 39.5 12.1 15.8 63.1
25-34 years 21 32.0 6.3 19.7 44.3
35-44 years 49 33.2 4.3 24.9 41.6
45-54 years 121 39.3 3.1 33.2 45.4
55-64 years 101 39.6 3.5 32.7 46.5
65+ years 177 37.9 2.5 33.1 42.8
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 429 37.6 1.6 34.4 40.7
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 17 34.5 7.5 19.8 49.2
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 16 46.1 10.3 25.9 66.4
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 6 40.9 15.4 10.7 71.0
Hispanic 10 30.8 9.1 13.0 48.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 53 53.4 5.6 42.5 64.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 148 33.6 2.6 28.6 38.7
Some College 151 39.2 2.8 33.6 44.8
College Graduate 128 35.8 2.8 30.3 41.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 83 61.2 5.2 51.1 71.4
$15,000 - $24,999 98 38.6 3.5 31.7 45.4
$25,000 - $34,999 57 31.8 3.9 24.3 39.4
$35,000 - $49,999 66 36.2 3.9 28.6 43.7
$50,000+ 93 31.7 3.0 25.9 37.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 189 31.1 2.1 27.0 35.2
Out of Work 18 43.7 9.3 25.4 62.0
Homemaker / Student 23 35.4 6.6 22.5 48.2
Retired 178 39.1 2.5 34.1 44.0
Unable to Work 73 79.5 6.3 67.2 91.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 247 36.8 2.0 32.9 40.7
Divorced / Separated 109 48.0 3.9 40.4 55.7
Widowed 90 35.8 3.3 29.4 42.3
Never Married 33 30.5 5.4 19.9 41.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 345 68.9 2.4 64.2 73.6
Living without a Disability 130 16.9 1.5 13.9 19.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 24 41.2 7.1 27.2 55.2
Rural 82 41.6 3.8 34.1 49.1
Densely-settled Rural 82 41.6 4.0 33.7 49.5
Semi-urban 92 35.7 3.3 29.1 42.2
Urban 197 35.0 2.3 30.5 39.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 220 61.0 2.9 55.3 66.6
Excellent to Good 259 28.6 1.7 25.3 32.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 57 46.3 5.4 35.7 57.0
Insured 424 36.8 1.6 33.6 39.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 67 46.0 4.6 37.0 55.0
No Diabetes 414 36.5 1.6 33.3 39.7
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 232 42.3 2.4 37.6 46.9
No Hypertension 248 34.5 2.0 30.6 38.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 72 47.3 4.7 38.1 56.5
No Current Asthma 408 36.3 1.6 33.2 39.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 86 52.6 4.6 43.6 61.7
<14 days mental health not good 382 35.2 1.6 32.1 38.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 101 40.1 3.6 33.0 47.1
Non-Smoker 380 37.0 1.7 33.7 40.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 100 28.4 2.6 23.2 33.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 168 37.0 2.6 32.0 42.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 184 46.0 2.8 40.5 51.6

Numerator: Respondents who reported any limitation in their usual activities
because of arthritis or joint symptoms
Denominator: Respondents with doctor diagnosed arthritis, excluding unknowns and refusals.