Percentage of Adults With Doctor Diagnosed Arthritis or 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 574 27.6 1.1 25.4 29.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 185 23.0 1.7 19.7 26.3
Female 389 31.5 1.5 28.6 34.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 12 17.6 5.3 7.3 28.0
25-34 years 27 13.8 2.6 8.7 19.0
35-44 years 70 22.1 2.6 17.0 27.1
45-54 years 153 31.4 2.3 26.9 36.0
55-64 years 117 31.3 2.7 26.0 36.6
65+ years 191 33.8 2.2 29.5 38.1
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 510 27.5 1.2 25.2 29.8
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 20 32.1 6.5 19.4 44.8
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 20 31.6 6.8 18.2 45.0
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 8 33.7 11.2 11.7 55.6
Hispanic 13 19.2 5.5 8.4 30.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 64 42.2 4.7 33.0 51.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 178 26.3 2.0 22.5 30.2
Some College 174 27.4 2.0 23.4 31.3
College Graduate 157 25.3 2.0 21.5 29.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 97 52.4 5.0 42.6 62.2
$15,000 - $24,999 118 30.1 2.7 24.7 35.4
$25,000 - $34,999 66 23.1 2.7 17.7 28.5
$35,000 - $49,999 80 26.0 2.8 20.5 31.5
$50,000+ 119 20.8 1.9 17.1 24.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 245 20.7 1.3 18.1 23.4
Out of Work 25 41.3 7.3 27.1 55.5
Homemaker / Student 32 24.9 4.3 16.5 33.3
Retired 194 34.6 2.2 30.2 38.9
Unable to Work 78 74.0 5.9 62.6 85.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 297 26.5 1.4 23.7 29.3
Divorced / Separated 134 35.4 2.8 29.9 41.0
Widowed 97 32.6 3.0 26.7 38.4
Never Married 44 19.8 3.5 13.0 26.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 398 63.0 2.3 58.5 67.4
Living without a Disability 170 12.0 1.0 10.1 13.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 29 31.3 5.5 20.5 42.1
Rural 95 32.6 3.1 26.6 38.6
Densely-settled Rural 98 30.8 3.0 24.8 36.7
Semi-urban 112 25.3 2.3 20.7 29.9
Urban 236 25.5 1.6 22.3 28.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 252 55.3 2.6 50.1 60.5
Excellent to Good 320 20.0 1.1 17.8 22.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 81 35.9 3.8 28.4 43.5
Insured 493 26.7 1.2 24.4 29.0
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 73 40.4 4.0 32.4 48.3
No Diabetes 501 26.4 1.2 24.1 28.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 260 34.8 2.0 30.9 38.7
No Hypertension 313 24.0 1.3 21.3 26.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 82 42.2 4.1 34.2 50.2
No Current Asthma 491 26.1 1.2 23.8 28.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 105 45.9 3.8 38.5 53.4
<14 days mental health not good 454 25.1 1.2 22.8 27.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 131 28.3 2.5 23.4 33.1
Non-Smoker 443 27.4 1.3 25.0 29.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 131 20.8 1.8 17.2 24.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 195 27.5 1.9 23.8 31.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 212 34.1 2.2 29.8 38.4

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