Percentage of Adults with Doctor Diagnosed Arthritis

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3038 27.5 0.6 26.4 28.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 996 23.5 0.8 21.8 25.2
Female 2042 31.3 0.8 29.8 32.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 19 7.6 1.8 4.1 11.2
25-34 years 95 9.6 1.0 7.6 11.6
35-44 years 210 17.2 1.2 14.8 19.5
45-54 years 540 29.4 1.2 27.1 31.7
55-64 years 809 46.5 1.3 43.9 49.1
65+ years 1353 55.2 1.1 53.1 57.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 75 12.7 1.9 8.9 16.4
Non-Hispanic 2956 28.5 0.6 27.3 29.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2787 28.7 0.6 27.5 29.9
Black Only 107 29.2 3.2 23.0 35.5
Other Race Only 100 14.6 1.9 10.8 18.3
More than One Race 31 20.6 4.6 11.5 29.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 263 30.8 2.5 25.9 35.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1015 32.5 1.2 30.2 34.8
Some College 901 28.5 1.1 26.4 30.7
College Graduate 856 22.2 0.8 20.5 23.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 277 39.2 2.9 33.5 44.9
$15,000 - $24,999 544 33.6 1.7 30.1 37.0
$25,000 - $34,999 428 32.2 1.9 28.5 36.0
$35,000 - $49,999 447 27.7 1.4 24.9 30.4
$50,000+ 910 22.2 0.8 20.6 23.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1277 20.5 0.7 19.2 21.8
Out of Work 53 21.1 3.7 14.0 28.3
Homemaker / Student 210 19.9 1.8 16.4 23.5
Retired 1249 54.5 1.1 52.2 56.7
Unable to Work 247 59.9 3.3 53.3 66.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1314 43.6 1.2 41.3 46.0
1-19 Hours 151 26.7 2.8 21.3 32.2
20-39 Hours 313 22.7 1.6 19.7 25.8
40 + Hours 910 19.6 0.7 18.2 21.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1704 27.1 0.7 25.8 28.4
Divorced / Separated 480 35.8 1.6 32.7 39.0
Widowed 685 57.2 1.6 54.1 60.2
Never Married 168 12.3 1.6 9.2 15.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1392 57.4 1.4 54.7 60.1
Living without a Disability 1641 19.9 0.6 18.8 21.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 161 31.6 2.6 26.4 36.8
Rural 421 30.5 1.6 27.4 33.7
Densely-settled Rural 525 28.2 1.4 25.5 30.9
Semi-urban 604 30.6 1.4 27.8 33.3
Urban 1327 24.9 0.8 23.3 26.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 823 53.1 1.8 49.5 56.8
Excellent to Good 2207 23.7 0.6 22.5 24.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 167 14.7 1.5 11.8 17.7
Insured 2871 29.4 0.6 28.2 30.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 481 51.6 2.1 47.4 55.7
No Diabetes 2556 25.6 0.6 24.4 26.8
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1562 47.5 1.1 45.3 49.8
No Hypertension 1469 20.1 0.6 18.9 21.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 342 40.9 2.6 35.8 46.0
No Current Asthma 2683 26.3 0.6 25.2 27.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 323 42.4 2.6 37.2 47.5
<14 days mental health not good 2652 26.0 0.6 24.8 27.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 492 26.4 1.4 23.7 29.2
Non-Smoker 2536 27.7 0.6 26.4 28.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 870 22.0 0.9 20.2 23.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1027 27.2 0.9 25.3 29.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 1024 35.4 1.2 33.0 37.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2005 24.5 0.6 23.3 25.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1031 37.5 1.3 35.0 40.0
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1115 23.9 0.8 22.2 25.5
Insufficient 1136 26.8 0.9 25.0 28.5
No Activity 624 43.2 1.8 39.6 46.8

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.