Percentage of Adults with Doctor Diagnosed Arthritis

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 2897 26.9 0.5 25.9 28.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 959 23.6 0.8 21.9 25.2
Female 1938 30.1 0.7 28.8 31.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 31 7.0 1.4 4.3 9.8
25-34 years 108 10.0 1.0 8.0 12.0
35-44 years 280 17.8 1.1 15.7 19.9
45-54 years 526 29.6 1.2 27.2 31.9
55-64 years 664 46.8 1.4 44.0 49.6
65+ years 1282 52.4 1.1 50.2 54.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 73 10.8 1.4 8.0 13.5
Non-Hispanic 2820 28.1 0.6 27.0 29.2
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2656 27.9 0.6 26.8 29.0
Black Only 102 31.3 3.2 25.0 37.6
Other Race Only 81 12.2 1.5 9.2 15.2
More than One Race 50 31.2 4.9 21.6 40.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 260 27.6 2.1 23.4 31.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1018 30.9 1.0 28.9 32.9
Some College 840 27.3 1.0 25.2 29.3
College Graduate 777 22.7 0.8 21.1 24.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 292 37.6 2.6 32.5 42.7
$15,000 - $24,999 605 32.9 1.5 29.9 35.8
$25,000 - $34,999 399 28.8 1.5 25.8 31.8
$35,000 - $49,999 463 28.7 1.3 26.1 31.3
$50,000+ 726 21.9 0.8 20.3 23.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1238 20.4 0.6 19.1 21.6
Out of Work 73 23.0 3.1 17.0 29.0
Homemaker / Student 168 16.7 1.5 13.7 19.6
Retired 1200 53.7 1.2 51.4 56.0
Unable to Work 216 57.6 3.2 51.3 64.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1199 40.6 1.1 38.4 42.9
1-19 Hours 163 29.2 2.7 24.0 34.4
20-39 Hours 307 21.4 1.4 18.6 24.2
40 + Hours 899 20.1 0.7 18.7 21.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1603 27.2 0.7 25.9 28.4
Divorced / Separated 501 35.2 1.5 32.3 38.2
Widowed 628 54.5 1.6 51.4 57.7
Never Married 162 9.9 1.1 7.7 12.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1276 57.8 1.4 55.0 60.5
Living without a Disability 1608 19.3 0.5 18.3 20.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 142 28.4 2.6 23.2 33.5
Rural 397 29.8 1.6 26.6 32.9
Densely-settled Rural 502 28.8 1.4 26.1 31.4
Semi-urban 566 28.7 1.3 26.2 31.2
Urban 1287 24.9 0.8 23.4 26.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 817 54.6 1.7 51.3 57.9
Excellent to Good 2065 22.7 0.5 21.6 23.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 211 18.8 1.5 15.8 21.8
Insured 2680 28.2 0.6 27.0 29.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 416 51.5 2.1 47.3 55.7
No Diabetes 2481 25.1 0.5 24.0 26.2
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1313 46.3 1.1 44.1 48.5
No Hypertension 1582 20.7 0.6 19.6 21.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1313 46.3 1.1 44.1 48.5
No Hypertension 1582 20.7 0.6 19.6 21.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 296 40.7 2.4 36.1 45.4
No Current Asthma 2591 25.9 0.6 24.8 26.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 376 41.7 2.2 37.5 46.0
<14 days mental health not good 2473 25.3 0.6 24.3 26.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 469 26.6 1.4 23.9 29.3
Non-Smoker 2420 27.0 0.6 25.8 28.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 902 21.9 0.8 20.3 23.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1016 27.5 0.9 25.8 29.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 863 35.4 1.2 33.0 37.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1946 24.6 0.6 23.4 25.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 948 34.1 1.2 31.8 36.5
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1080 22.7 0.8 21.2 24.2
Insufficient 1088 27.6 0.9 25.8 29.3
No Activity 618 39.6 1.6 36.5 42.7

Numerator: Respondents who reported they had been told by a doctor or other
health professional that they have some form of arthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.