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 1159 36.7 1.0 34.6 38.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 361 34.0 1.7 30.6 37.3
Female 798 38.6 1.3 36.1 41.1
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 5 17.8 8.1 2.0 33.6
25-34 years 27 28.6 5.0 18.7 38.4
35-44 years 71 33.4 3.6 26.2 40.5
45-54 years 196 34.7 2.2 30.3 39.0
55-64 years 306 38.5 1.9 34.8 42.2
65+ years 548 41.1 1.5 38.3 44.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 21 21.3 4.9 11.7 30.9
Non-Hispanic 1135 37.2 1.1 35.1 39.2
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1057 36.7 1.1 34.5 38.8
Black Only 49 46.1 5.5 35.3 56.9
Other Race Only 33 28.0 5.3 17.6 38.5
More than One Race 13 42.8 10.1 23.1 62.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 129 43.0 4.1 34.9 51.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 360 34.9 1.8 31.4 38.4
Some College 342 36.5 1.9 32.8 40.3
College Graduate 326 36.9 1.9 33.2 40.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 186 68.1 3.9 60.4 75.7
$15,000 - $24,999 249 47.1 2.7 41.9 52.3
$25,000 - $34,999 131 32.7 2.8 27.2 38.2
$35,000 - $49,999 156 33.7 2.5 28.7 38.6
$50,000+ 273 29.3 1.7 25.9 32.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 351 26.6 1.5 23.7 29.5
Out of Work 24 44.7 8.5 28.0 61.4
Homemaker / Student 74 32.9 3.9 25.3 40.6
Retired 521 42.6 1.5 39.6 45.6
Unable to Work 188 76.7 3.2 70.4 83.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 552 42.8 1.5 39.9 45.8
1-19 Hours 46 31.8 5.0 22.0 41.5
20-39 Hours 105 31.1 3.1 25.0 37.3
40 + Hours 231 24.6 1.7 21.3 27.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 600 34.6 1.3 32.1 37.1
Divorced / Separated 211 45.8 2.7 40.5 51.1
Widowed 279 41.9 2.1 37.8 46.0
Never Married 68 31.9 5.4 21.3 42.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 925 66.7 1.6 63.7 69.8
Living without a Disability 232 14.8 1.1 12.7 16.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 55 32.7 4.1 24.6 40.8
Rural 162 35.5 2.6 30.4 40.6
Densely-settled Rural 214 39.6 2.5 34.8 44.5
Semi-urban 237 38.4 2.4 33.7 43.1
Urban 491 35.6 1.6 32.4 38.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 544 67.3 2.1 63.2 71.4
Excellent to Good 611 26.3 1.1 24.1 28.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 83 48.8 5.2 38.5 59.0
Insured 1076 35.8 1.1 33.8 37.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 243 51.6 2.6 46.6 56.7
No Diabetes 915 34.3 1.1 32.1 36.5
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 668 42.0 1.5 39.1 44.8
No Hypertension 487 32.0 1.5 29.1 34.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 169 45.8 3.6 38.7 52.9
No Current Asthma 985 35.4 1.1 33.3 37.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 176 52.7 3.8 45.3 60.2
<14 days mental health not good 943 34.0 1.1 31.9 36.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 214 41.8 2.7 36.5 47.0
Non-Smoker 940 35.5 1.1 33.3 37.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 286 34.2 2.0 30.3 38.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 359 32.2 1.7 28.9 35.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 471 43.3 1.8 39.7 46.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 619 30.2 1.2 27.8 32.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 539 51.1 1.9 47.4 54.8
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 328 28.2 1.6 25.0 31.3
Insufficient 409 35.7 1.7 32.4 38.9
No Activity 358 57.0 2.4 52.3 61.6

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.