Percentage of Adults with Chronic Joint Symptoms

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3321 34.1 0.7 32.8 35.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1189 31.9 1.0 29.9 33.9
Female 2132 36.2 0.8 34.5 37.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 46 17.3 2.6 12.2 22.5
25-34 years 209 21.6 1.4 18.8 24.5
35-44 years 365 30.2 1.4 27.4 33.1
45-54 years 713 39.5 1.3 37.0 42.0
55-64 years 846 48.9 1.3 46.3 51.5
65+ years 1130 46.7 1.1 44.5 48.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 71 13.8 2.0 9.9 17.7
Non-Hispanic 3245 35.5 0.7 34.1 36.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 3051 35.4 0.7 34.0 36.8
Black Only 106 37.8 4.0 29.9 45.6
Other Race Only 111 18.0 2.1 14.0 22.0
More than One Race 41 38.0 7.2 23.9 52.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 248 31.8 2.5 26.8 36.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 978 35.6 1.3 33.0 38.2
Some College 998 36.2 1.3 33.7 38.7
College Graduate 1091 31.7 1.0 29.7 33.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 299 43.9 3.0 37.9 49.8
$15,000 - $24,999 525 36.2 1.9 32.6 39.9
$25,000 - $34,999 435 38.8 2.2 34.4 43.1
$35,000 - $49,999 512 35.8 1.7 32.4 39.2
$50,000+ 1175 31.8 0.9 29.9 33.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1722 31.1 0.8 29.5 32.8
Out of Work 65 31.9 5.1 22.0 41.9
Homemaker / Student 216 23.2 2.0 19.3 27.0
Retired 1053 46.4 1.1 44.1 48.6
Unable to Work 260 64.6 3.3 58.2 71.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1155 40.0 1.2 37.8 42.3
1-19 Hours 155 27.9 2.7 22.5 33.2
20-39 Hours 364 29.7 1.8 26.1 33.3
40 + Hours 1275 31.3 1.0 29.4 33.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1975 34.3 0.7 32.8 35.7
Divorced / Separated 545 44.4 1.7 41.0 47.8
Widowed 556 46.8 1.6 43.8 49.9
Never Married 242 22.4 2.3 18.0 26.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1435 63.5 1.4 60.9 66.2
Living without a Disability 1880 26.6 0.7 25.2 28.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 174 34.5 2.7 29.2 39.8
Rural 459 34.9 1.7 31.5 38.3
Densely-settled Rural 567 34.4 1.6 31.3 37.5
Semi-urban 674 38.0 1.6 34.9 41.0
Urban 1447 32.2 1.0 30.3 34.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 834 59.3 1.8 55.7 62.9
Excellent to Good 2480 30.3 0.7 29.0 31.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 275 29.9 2.2 25.7 34.1
Insured 3044 34.7 0.7 33.4 36.1
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 422 48.4 2.1 44.3 52.5
No Diabetes 2898 32.9 0.7 31.6 34.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1460 46.7 1.1 44.5 49.0
No Hypertension 1854 29.4 0.8 27.9 31.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 2121 68.7 1.1 66.6 70.8
No arthritis 1189 20.8 0.7 19.4 22.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 356 48.9 2.8 43.5 54.4
No Current Asthma 2944 32.6 0.7 31.3 33.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 362 50.9 2.8 45.4 56.3
<14 days mental health not good 2891 32.4 0.7 31.1 33.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 610 38.1 1.7 34.6 41.5
Non-Smoker 2699 33.2 0.7 31.8 34.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 907 27.2 1.1 25.0 29.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1149 34.7 1.1 32.5 36.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 1161 43.6 1.3 41.1 46.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2275 31.6 0.7 30.2 33.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1043 42.3 1.4 39.5 45.1
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1300 31.3 1.0 29.4 33.2
Insufficient 1268 33.8 1.0 31.8 35.8
No Activity 595 44.5 1.9 40.9 48.2

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.