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 1205 31.4 1.0 29.6 33.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 379 27.4 1.5 24.6 30.3
Female 826 34.8 1.2 32.4 37.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 5 7.7 3.6 0.7 14.7
25-34 years 37 16.2 2.6 11.0 21.3
35-44 years 94 24.1 2.5 19.3 28.9
45-54 years 230 30.6 1.9 26.9 34.3
55-64 years 313 37.2 1.8 33.6 40.8
65+ years 520 46.4 1.6 43.2 49.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 16 14.8 3.9 7.1 22.5
Non-Hispanic 1186 31.8 1.0 29.9 33.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1098 31.6 1.0 29.7 33.6
Black Only 48 33.3 5.4 22.7 43.9
Other Race Only 38 26.6 4.6 17.6 35.6
More than One Race 14 25.1 7.4 10.6 39.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 129 44.2 4.1 36.1 52.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 362 32.6 1.9 28.9 36.2
Some College 357 31.0 1.7 27.6 34.4
College Graduate 354 28.0 1.5 25.0 31.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 191 63.0 3.5 56.2 69.9
$15,000 - $24,999 255 45.1 2.8 39.7 50.5
$25,000 - $34,999 136 28.6 2.8 23.1 34.1
$35,000 - $49,999 170 29.4 2.4 24.7 34.1
$50,000+ 302 22.8 1.3 20.2 25.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 419 20.9 1.1 18.7 23.1
Out of Work 25 26.9 6.6 13.9 39.9
Homemaker / Student 76 30.5 3.6 23.5 37.6
Retired 487 46.8 1.7 43.5 50.2
Unable to Work 196 76.3 3.1 70.1 82.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 524 44.6 1.6 41.4 47.8
1-19 Hours 48 32.3 4.7 23.1 41.4
20-39 Hours 112 26.3 2.7 21.0 31.6
40 + Hours 285 18.9 1.2 16.5 21.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 626 29.3 1.1 27.1 31.5
Divorced / Separated 232 40.6 2.5 35.7 45.5
Widowed 264 49.4 2.3 44.8 53.9
Never Married 81 20.1 3.3 13.7 26.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 948 63.4 1.6 60.2 66.6
Living without a Disability 254 12.1 0.9 10.4 13.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 60 33.3 4.0 25.5 41.1
Rural 151 29.5 2.3 24.9 34.0
Densely-settled Rural 221 34.3 2.3 29.8 38.9
Semi-urban 253 33.5 2.2 29.3 37.8
Urban 520 29.8 1.5 26.9 32.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 552 62.9 2.3 58.3 67.5
Excellent to Good 650 22.3 1.0 20.4 24.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 109 31.7 3.3 25.2 38.2
Insured 1095 31.5 1.0 29.6 33.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 233 54.7 2.8 49.2 60.2
No Diabetes 971 28.7 1.0 26.8 30.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 664 43.1 1.5 40.2 46.0
No Hypertension 538 24.6 1.2 22.3 26.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 169 38.5 3.3 31.9 45.0
No Current Asthma 1030 30.6 1.0 28.6 32.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 192 46.5 3.5 39.6 53.4
<14 days mental health not good 971 28.9 1.0 27.0 30.9
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 240 32.4 2.3 27.8 37.0
Non-Smoker 958 31.1 1.0 29.0 33.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 293 28.0 1.8 24.4 31.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 374 27.9 1.5 24.9 30.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 495 37.5 1.7 34.2 40.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 666 25.5 1.0 23.4 27.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 536 46.2 2.0 42.3 50.2
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 348 23.5 1.4 20.8 26.1
Insufficient 440 30.9 1.5 28.0 33.8
No Activity 351 54.7 2.5 49.9 59.6

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.