Percentage of Adults With Chronic Joint Symptoms 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 498 29.1 1.3 26.7 31.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 153 23.2 1.9 19.5 26.8
Female 345 34.2 1.7 31.0 37.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 10 17.5 5.7 6.3 28.7
25-34 years 23 12.9 2.7 7.6 18.1
35-44 years 59 22.3 2.8 16.7 27.8
45-54 years 139 33.8 2.6 28.8 38.9
55-64 years 107 33.4 3.0 27.6 39.2
65+ years 157 38.4 2.7 33.2 43.6
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 443 29.1 1.3 26.4 31.7
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 15 32.1 7.5 17.5 46.8
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 17 30.8 7.1 16.8 44.8
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 8 43.5 13.4 17.3 69.8
Hispanic 12 20.1 6.0 8.3 31.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 60 45.2 5.0 35.4 55.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 153 27.8 2.2 23.5 32.2
Some College 149 28.3 2.2 23.9 32.7
College Graduate 135 26.6 2.2 22.3 31.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 88 55.7 5.6 44.6 66.8
$15,000 - $24,999 108 33.7 3.1 27.6 39.9
$25,000 - $34,999 52 22.5 3.0 16.7 28.4
$35,000 - $49,999 66 26.4 3.2 20.1 32.6
$50,000+ 106 21.4 2.1 17.3 25.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 211 21.0 1.5 18.1 23.9
Out of Work 24 47.3 8.0 31.6 62.9
Homemaker / Student 30 26.3 4.7 17.1 35.5
Retired 163 39.4 2.6 34.2 44.6
Unable to Work 70 75.4 6.4 62.9 88.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 254 27.4 1.6 24.3 30.5
Divorced / Separated 118 37.6 3.2 31.4 43.8
Widowed 87 38.6 3.5 31.7 45.6
Never Married 37 20.4 3.9 12.8 28.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 361 66.7 2.4 61.9 71.5
Living without a Disability 132 11.8 1.1 9.7 13.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 26 35.2 6.5 22.5 47.9
Rural 83 33.3 3.3 26.7 39.9
Densely-settled Rural 84 32.0 3.4 25.3 38.6
Semi-urban 101 27.3 2.6 22.1 32.5
Urban 201 26.9 1.9 23.3 30.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 232 59.8 2.9 54.2 65.4
Excellent to Good 264 20.3 1.3 17.8 22.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 75 38.9 4.2 30.5 47.2
Insured 423 28.0 1.3 25.4 30.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 65 41.9 4.4 33.2 50.6
No Diabetes 433 27.9 1.3 25.3 30.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 229 37.4 2.3 33.0 41.9
No Hypertension 268 25.0 1.5 22.1 28.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 73 44.6 4.5 35.8 53.4
No Current Asthma 424 27.5 1.3 24.9 30.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 99 47.3 4.0 39.4 55.2
<14 days mental health not good 384 26.3 1.3 23.7 28.9
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 118 28.8 2.6 23.6 34.0
Non-Smoker 380 29.3 1.4 26.5 32.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 113 22.5 2.1 18.3 26.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 164 28.7 2.1 24.5 32.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 189 35.7 2.4 30.9 40.4

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