Percentage of Adults with Doctor Diagnosed Arthritis

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 6314 24.1 0.4 23.4 24.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2042 20.6 0.5 19.6 21.7
Female 4272 27.4 0.5 26.5 28.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 15 3.3 1.0 1.4 5.2
25-34 years 126 8.3 0.8 6.7 9.9
35-44 years 377 14.7 0.8 13.1 16.2
45-54 years 1066 26.4 0.8 24.9 28.0
55-64 years 1670 38.6 0.8 37.0 40.2
65+ years 3060 49.9 0.7 48.6 51.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 149 12.2 1.3 9.7 14.8
Non-Hispanic 6157 24.8 0.4 24.1 25.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 5719 24.9 0.4 24.1 25.7
Black Only 260 23.2 1.8 19.7 26.7
Other Race Only 187 12.1 1.1 10.0 14.2
More than One Race 128 29.9 3.4 23.2 36.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 487 28.0 1.7 24.7 31.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 2107 26.8 0.7 25.4 28.3
Some College 1997 26.2 0.7 24.7 27.7
College Graduate 1711 19.4 0.5 18.3 20.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 647 35.2 1.9 31.4 39.1
$15,000 - $24,999 1165 32.4 1.2 30.2 34.7
$25,000 - $34,999 834 27.8 1.3 25.3 30.2
$35,000 - $49,999 961 25.5 1.0 23.6 27.4
$50,000+ 1906 19.7 0.5 18.7 20.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 2462 17.9 0.4 17.1 18.8
Out of Work 236 20.0 1.6 16.8 23.2
Homemaker / Student 298 12.6 1.1 10.6 14.7
Retired 2704 49.5 0.8 48.0 51.0
Unable to Work 599 60.1 2.2 55.9 64.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 2604 37.0 0.8 35.4 38.7
1-19 Hours 407 24.4 1.7 20.9 27.8
20-39 Hours 622 17.6 0.9 15.9 19.3
40 + Hours 1752 17.6 0.5 16.7 18.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 3484 24.2 0.4 23.3 25.0
Divorced / Separated 1036 33.1 1.1 30.9 35.3
Widowed 1418 52.2 1.1 50.1 54.3
Never Married 360 9.1 0.8 7.4 10.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 3107 56.6 1.0 54.7 58.6
Living without a Disability 3188 15.8 0.3 15.1 16.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 287 29.2 1.9 25.4 32.9
Rural 830 25.9 1.1 23.8 28.0
Densely-settled Rural 978 24.5 1.0 22.6 26.5
Semi-urban 1246 25.6 0.9 23.8 27.5
Urban 2966 22.6 0.5 21.6 23.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 374 15.5 1.1 13.3 17.8
Insured 5933 25.3 0.4 24.6 26.1
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 1143 45.1 1.3 42.4 47.7
No Diabetes 5169 22.1 0.4 21.4 22.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 3536 42.9 0.7 41.4 44.3
No Hypertension 2766 16.5 0.4 15.7 17.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 708 34.0 1.7 30.8 37.3
No Current Asthma 5551 23.1 0.4 22.4 23.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 1757 51.7 1.3 49.2 54.2
Excellent to Good 4540 20.3 0.4 19.5 21.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 773 37.6 1.6 34.3 40.8
<14 days mental health not good 5454 22.7 0.4 22.0 23.5
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 983 24.0 1.0 22.1 25.9
Non-Smoker 5309 24.1 0.4 23.3 24.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1662 17.9 0.6 16.8 19.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 2098 23.7 0.6 22.5 24.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 2322 32.4 0.8 30.9 34.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 4135 21.3 0.4 20.5 22.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 2173 33.6 0.8 32.0 35.3
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 2291 20.0 0.5 19.0 21.0
Insufficient 2399 24.1 0.6 22.9 25.3
No Activity 1330 38.4 1.2 36.1 40.8

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.