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 1062 32.1 1.0 30.2 34.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 352 29.7 1.6 26.7 32.8
Female 710 34.3 1.2 31.9 36.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 10 19.1 6.0 7.3 30.9
25-34 years 46 25.7 3.7 18.5 32.9
35-44 years 122 26.9 2.3 22.3 31.5
45-54 years 217 30.6 1.9 26.8 34.3
55-64 years 243 37.5 2.1 33.4 41.6
65+ years 421 38.9 1.6 35.8 42.1
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 25 22.9 4.9 13.3 32.5
Non-Hispanic 1035 32.4 1.0 30.5 34.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 954 31.6 1.0 29.6 33.6
Black Only 44 35.0 5.2 24.8 45.2
Other Race Only 38 32.7 5.3 22.3 43.1
More than One Race 23 55.6 9.7 36.7 74.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 117 42.0 3.8 34.6 49.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 371 34.2 1.8 30.8 37.7
Some College 321 33.7 1.8 30.1 37.3
College Graduate 253 25.9 1.6 22.7 29.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 167 54.6 3.8 47.0 62.1
$15,000 - $24,999 246 40.3 2.5 35.5 45.1
$25,000 - $34,999 154 33.2 2.6 28.2 38.3
$35,000 - $49,999 153 30.4 2.4 25.7 35.0
$50,000+ 198 22.0 1.5 19.0 25.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 389 23.2 1.2 20.8 25.5
Out of Work 49 46.8 6.3 34.5 59.0
Homemaker / Student 61 30.3 3.9 22.6 38.0
Retired 388 38.8 1.7 35.5 42.2
Unable to Work 174 79.9 2.9 74.1 85.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 396 37.1 1.7 33.7 40.4
1-19 Hours 52 32.8 4.1 24.8 40.8
20-39 Hours 99 26.0 2.7 20.8 31.2
40 + Hours 279 22.5 1.4 19.8 25.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 526 29.1 1.2 26.8 31.4
Divorced / Separated 215 37.8 2.4 33.1 42.4
Widowed 223 43.4 2.3 38.8 47.9
Never Married 98 35.9 4.1 27.9 44.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 815 63.4 1.6 60.2 66.6
Living without a Disability 239 13.3 1.0 11.4 15.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 36 20.6 3.4 14.0 27.2
Rural 145 31.6 2.6 26.6 36.6
Densely-settled Rural 198 35.6 2.5 30.7 40.5
Semi-urban 217 33.8 2.2 29.4 38.1
Urban 463 31.5 1.5 28.6 34.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 473 58.2 2.1 54.2 62.3
Excellent to Good 585 24.5 1.0 22.4 26.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 114 37.5 3.6 30.5 44.5
Insured 946 31.4 1.0 29.4 33.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 197 50.3 2.9 44.6 56.0
No Diabetes 865 29.9 1.0 27.9 31.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 514 40.7 1.6 37.5 43.9
No Hypertension 545 27.5 1.2 25.2 29.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 138 44.2 3.4 37.6 50.8
No Current Asthma 920 30.8 1.0 28.8 32.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 216 48.6 2.9 43.0 54.2
<14 days mental health not good 815 28.8 1.0 26.8 30.9
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 210 36.6 2.5 31.8 41.5
Non-Smoker 848 31.0 1.1 28.9 33.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 278 29.3 1.8 25.8 32.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 355 29.4 1.5 26.5 32.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 377 37.8 1.9 34.1 41.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 591 26.9 1.1 24.7 29.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 471 45.3 1.9 41.5 49.0
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 311 25.5 1.5 22.5 28.4
Insufficient 386 30.2 1.5 27.2 33.1
No Activity 329 53.0 2.4 48.4 57.6

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.