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 1358 28.4 0.8 26.8 30.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 435 25.0 1.3 22.6 27.5
Female 923 31.3 1.1 29.2 33.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 6 8.2 3.4 1.4 14.9
25-34 years 42 16.1 2.5 11.3 20.9
35-44 years 109 23.3 2.2 19.0 27.7
45-54 years 253 28.0 1.7 24.7 31.3
55-64 years 347 33.1 1.6 29.9 36.2
65+ years 594 38.2 1.3 35.6 40.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 22 13.7 3.1 7.6 19.8
Non-Hispanic 1333 28.9 0.8 27.3 30.5
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1235 28.6 0.9 26.9 30.2
Black Only 54 32.9 4.8 23.5 42.4
Other Race Only 45 21.9 3.6 14.9 29.0
More than One Race 16 26.9 7.3 12.7 41.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 149 37.8 3.4 31.1 44.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 423 29.5 1.6 26.5 32.6
Some College 393 27.6 1.5 24.7 30.5
College Graduate 390 25.8 1.3 23.2 28.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 211 57.9 3.5 51.0 64.8
$15,000 - $24,999 286 40.0 2.4 35.4 44.7
$25,000 - $34,999 156 26.9 2.4 22.2 31.6
$35,000 - $49,999 189 26.7 2.0 22.7 30.7
$50,000+ 334 20.8 1.2 18.5 23.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 463 19.4 1.0 17.4 21.3
Out of Work 28 27.4 6.1 15.4 39.3
Homemaker / Student 89 26.2 2.9 20.5 32.0
Retired 565 39.5 1.4 36.7 42.3
Unable to Work 211 71.3 3.2 65.0 77.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 608 38.4 1.4 35.7 41.1
1-19 Hours 52 26.5 4.0 18.8 34.3
20-39 Hours 129 24.0 2.4 19.4 28.7
40 + Hours 312 17.6 1.1 15.4 19.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 708 26.4 1.0 24.6 28.3
Divorced / Separated 253 37.8 2.3 33.4 42.2
Widowed 304 40.8 2.0 36.9 44.7
Never Married 91 19.9 3.1 13.9 25.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 1053 60.3 1.5 57.3 63.2
Living without a Disability 302 11.3 0.8 9.8 12.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 65 28.0 3.4 21.4 34.6
Rural 180 27.0 2.0 23.1 30.9
Densely-settled Rural 260 32.7 2.1 28.7 36.7
Semi-urban 273 30.2 1.9 26.6 33.9
Urban 580 26.5 1.2 24.1 29.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 614 59.1 2.1 55.0 63.1
Excellent to Good 740 20.1 0.8 18.5 21.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 121 31.6 3.1 25.5 37.7
Insured 1236 28.1 0.8 26.5 29.8
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 268 47.6 2.4 42.9 52.3
No Diabetes 1089 26.0 0.8 24.4 27.7
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 739 36.8 1.3 34.3 39.3
No Hypertension 615 23.1 1.0 21.1 25.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 190 35.9 2.9 30.1 41.6
No Current Asthma 1161 27.5 0.8 25.8 29.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 206 41.8 3.1 35.7 48.0
<14 days mental health not good 1106 26.3 0.8 24.7 27.9
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 268 31.1 2.1 27.0 35.1
Non-Smoker 1083 27.7 0.9 26.0 29.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 345 25.6 1.5 22.6 28.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 422 25.0 1.3 22.5 27.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 540 34.2 1.5 31.3 37.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 751 23.2 0.9 21.4 25.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 604 41.8 1.7 38.4 45.1
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 397 21.7 1.2 19.4 24.1
Insufficient 485 27.3 1.3 24.8 29.9
No Activity 398 49.2 2.2 44.8 53.5

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.