Percentage of Adults with Chronic Joint Symptoms

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3078 31.1 0.6 30.0 32.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1124 30.2 0.9 28.4 32.0
Female 1954 32.0 0.7 30.6 33.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 54 11.4 1.7 8.1 14.7
25-34 years 195 19.0 1.4 16.3 21.7
35-44 years 435 29.3 1.3 26.8 31.8
45-54 years 688 38.8 1.3 36.3 41.3
55-64 years 643 45.3 1.4 42.5 48.1
65+ years 1055 42.6 1.1 40.5 44.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 96 16.7 1.9 12.9 20.5
Non-Hispanic 2976 32.1 0.6 31.0 33.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2817 32.1 0.6 30.9 33.3
Black Only 104 34.9 3.4 28.2 41.7
Other Race Only 106 17.0 1.9 13.3 20.7
More than One Race 39 28.8 5.0 19.1 38.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 254 30.3 2.3 25.8 34.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 997 32.2 1.1 30.0 34.3
Some College 917 32.4 1.1 30.2 34.6
College Graduate 907 29.3 0.9 27.4 31.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 295 40.9 2.7 35.5 46.2
$15,000 - $24,999 579 33.6 1.5 30.6 36.6
$25,000 - $34,999 422 32.1 1.6 28.9 35.3
$35,000 - $49,999 512 33.7 1.4 30.8 36.5
$50,000+ 889 29.0 0.9 27.1 30.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1608 28.3 0.7 26.8 29.7
Out of Work 92 32.2 3.6 25.0 39.3
Homemaker / Student 189 20.8 1.7 17.5 24.2
Retired 963 42.9 1.2 40.6 45.1
Unable to Work 223 58.8 3.2 52.4 65.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1001 35.3 1.1 33.2 37.5
1-19 Hours 152 26.3 2.4 21.6 31.0
20-39 Hours 372 27.1 1.6 24.0 30.2
40 + Hours 1198 28.8 0.8 27.1 30.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1777 31.9 0.7 30.5 33.3
Divorced / Separated 534 39.5 1.6 36.4 42.5
Widowed 513 44.4 1.6 41.3 47.5
Never Married 252 17.6 1.5 14.7 20.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1264 59.3 1.4 56.6 62.1
Living without a Disability 1797 24.1 0.6 22.9 25.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 145 30.7 2.8 25.2 36.2
Rural 405 32.9 1.7 29.6 36.2
Densely-settled Rural 516 31.9 1.5 29.0 34.8
Semi-urban 586 31.2 1.3 28.6 33.8
Urban 1418 30.4 0.9 28.8 32.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 789 54.6 1.7 51.3 57.9
Excellent to Good 2279 27.5 0.6 26.4 28.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 278 26.8 1.9 23.1 30.5
Insured 2795 31.8 0.6 30.6 33.0
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 389 48.8 2.1 44.6 52.9
No Diabetes 2689 29.8 0.6 28.6 31.0
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1199 44.0 1.1 41.8 46.3
No Hypertension 1875 27.0 0.7 25.7 28.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 1939 66.5 1.0 64.5 68.6
No arthritis 1117 17.9 0.6 16.7 19.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 297 42.9 2.4 38.1 47.6
No Current Asthma 2771 30.2 0.6 29.0 31.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 422 50.0 2.3 45.5 54.5
<14 days mental health not good 2607 29.2 0.6 28.0 30.3
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 544 33.9 1.5 30.9 36.9
Non-Smoker 2526 30.5 0.6 29.3 31.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 914 24.5 0.9 22.7 26.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1123 32.9 1.0 31.0 34.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 917 40.8 1.3 38.3 43.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2124 29.3 0.7 28.0 30.6
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 952 36.7 1.2 34.3 39.1
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1185 27.5 0.8 25.8 29.1
Insufficient 1178 32.1 1.0 30.2 34.0
No Activity 605 41.6 1.6 38.4 44.8

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.