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 1026 33.9 1.0 32.0 35.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 323 32.7 1.7 29.3 36.1
Female 703 34.9 1.2 32.5 37.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 5 10.2 4.7 1.1 19.4
25-34 years 34 33.3 5.2 23.0 43.5
35-44 years 92 32.6 3.1 26.5 38.8
45-54 years 190 35.8 2.3 31.2 40.3
55-64 years 241 35.8 2.0 31.9 39.8
65+ years 462 34.9 1.4 32.0 37.7
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 22 26.6 5.6 15.6 37.5
Non-Hispanic 1003 34.2 1.0 32.2 36.2
RACE . . . . .
White Only 923 33.3 1.0 31.3 35.4
Black Only 45 39.1 5.5 28.4 49.8
Other Race Only 32 36.6 6.0 24.7 48.4
More than One Race 24 53.5 8.1 37.6 69.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 116 42.8 3.7 35.5 50.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 368 34.4 1.7 31.0 37.7
Some College 307 35.5 1.9 31.7 39.3
College Graduate 234 28.9 1.8 25.4 32.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 160 53.4 3.8 45.9 60.9
$15,000 - $24,999 249 39.1 2.3 34.5 43.6
$25,000 - $34,999 150 37.3 2.7 31.9 42.7
$35,000 - $49,999 139 31.1 2.5 26.2 36.0
$50,000+ 179 25.2 1.8 21.7 28.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 328 26.0 1.4 23.3 28.8
Out of Work 41 48.5 7.0 34.9 62.2
Homemaker / Student 59 32.7 4.2 24.5 41.0
Retired 430 34.5 1.5 31.6 37.4
Unable to Work 168 78.2 3.2 72.0 84.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 435 34.8 1.5 31.8 37.8
1-19 Hours 46 24.0 3.6 17.0 31.0
20-39 Hours 90 28.0 2.9 22.4 33.7
40 + Hours 232 25.9 1.7 22.6 29.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 497 31.7 1.3 29.2 34.2
Divorced / Separated 195 37.5 2.4 32.7 42.2
Widowed 257 41.0 2.1 36.9 45.1
Never Married 77 36.7 5.0 26.9 46.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 803 62.8 1.6 59.6 65.9
Living without a Disability 216 12.8 0.9 11.0 14.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 37 22.5 3.6 15.4 29.5
Rural 151 35.6 2.8 30.2 41.0
Densely-settled Rural 193 37.3 2.5 32.5 42.1
Semi-urban 210 35.6 2.3 31.1 40.1
Urban 434 32.6 1.5 29.6 35.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 466 56.5 2.0 52.6 60.4
Excellent to Good 555 26.0 1.1 23.8 28.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 102 43.9 4.1 35.8 52.0
Insured 921 32.8 1.0 30.8 34.8
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 190 45.4 2.8 39.9 50.9
No Diabetes 836 32.2 1.1 30.1 34.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 531 40.0 1.6 36.9 43.0
No Hypertension 494 29.6 1.3 27.1 32.2
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 131 44.2 3.3 37.7 50.8
No Current Asthma 891 32.7 1.1 30.7 34.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 208 53.1 3.1 47.1 59.2
<14 days mental health not good 789 30.4 1.1 28.3 32.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 185 37.0 2.6 31.9 42.1
Non-Smoker 838 33.3 1.1 31.1 35.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 267 27.5 1.7 24.2 30.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 329 31.6 1.6 28.5 34.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 373 41.9 2.0 38.0 45.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 551 27.8 1.2 25.5 30.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 475 47.8 1.9 44.1 51.5
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 295 27.2 1.6 24.1 30.3
Insufficient 365 32.0 1.6 28.9 35.1
No Activity 331 53.4 2.3 48.9 57.9

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.