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 1232 28.6 0.8 27.0 30.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 409 26.8 1.3 24.2 29.4
Female 823 30.2 1.0 28.3 32.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 11 15.7 4.8 6.2 25.2
25-34 years 52 23.8 3.2 17.5 30.1
35-44 years 136 24.9 2.1 20.8 29.0
45-54 years 247 28.7 1.7 25.3 32.1
55-64 years 270 31.9 1.8 28.4 35.3
65+ years 513 32.9 1.3 30.4 35.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 30 22.1 4.3 13.6 30.6
Non-Hispanic 1200 28.8 0.8 27.2 30.5
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1107 28.1 0.9 26.5 29.8
Black Only 54 34.6 4.6 25.6 43.6
Other Race Only 42 29.7 4.6 20.6 38.7
More than One Race 26 43.5 7.5 28.8 58.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 136 37.6 3.1 31.4 43.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 440 30.3 1.5 27.5 33.2
Some College 365 29.5 1.6 26.5 32.6
College Graduate 290 23.5 1.4 20.8 26.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 182 48.1 3.3 41.7 54.6
$15,000 - $24,999 295 36.3 2.1 32.3 40.4
$25,000 - $34,999 179 30.7 2.2 26.3 35.0
$35,000 - $49,999 172 26.4 2.0 22.4 30.3
$50,000+ 222 19.6 1.3 17.0 22.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 437 21.0 1.0 19.0 23.0
Out of Work 54 44.2 5.6 33.1 55.2
Homemaker / Student 71 27.0 3.3 20.5 33.5
Retired 473 32.5 1.3 29.8 35.1
Unable to Work 196 74.9 3.0 69.0 80.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 481 31.4 1.4 28.8 34.1
1-19 Hours 57 25.6 3.3 19.0 32.2
20-39 Hours 119 24.2 2.3 19.7 28.7
40 + Hours 310 20.4 1.2 18.1 22.8
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 606 26.1 1.0 24.1 28.0
Divorced / Separated 243 33.3 2.0 29.4 37.2
Widowed 277 37.8 1.9 34.1 41.6
Never Married 106 31.8 3.6 24.6 38.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 932 58.9 1.5 56.0 61.8
Living without a Disability 291 11.8 0.8 10.3 13.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 42 17.9 2.8 12.5 23.4
Rural 173 28.9 2.2 24.6 33.1
Densely-settled Rural 227 32.1 2.1 27.9 36.2
Semi-urban 253 29.6 1.8 26.0 33.2
Urban 534 28.0 1.2 25.5 30.4
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 547 53.6 1.8 50.0 57.2
Excellent to Good 680 21.6 0.9 19.9 23.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 131 35.7 3.2 29.5 41.9
Insured 1098 27.7 0.8 26.1 29.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 225 44.0 2.5 39.1 49.0
No Diabetes 1007 26.8 0.9 25.1 28.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 599 35.8 1.4 33.1 38.5
No Hypertension 630 24.6 1.0 22.6 26.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 158 40.3 2.9 34.6 46.1
No Current Asthma 1069 27.4 0.9 25.7 29.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 249 45.5 2.6 40.4 50.6
<14 days mental health not good 950 25.6 0.9 23.9 27.3
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 239 32.6 2.1 28.4 36.8
Non-Smoker 988 27.7 0.9 25.9 29.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 331 24.6 1.4 21.7 27.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 403 26.6 1.3 24.1 29.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 433 35.0 1.6 31.8 38.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 681 23.7 0.9 21.8 25.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 551 41.2 1.6 38.0 44.4
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 361 22.2 1.2 19.8 24.6
Insufficient 440 27.2 1.3 24.7 29.7
No Activity 389 48.4 2.1 44.4 52.5

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.