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 2867 44.9 0.8 43.4 46.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 873 42.7 1.4 40.0 45.4
Female 1994 46.5 0.9 44.7 48.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 9 65.6 13.6 39.0 92.2
25-34 years 50 39.5 5.0 29.7 49.2
35-44 years 160 42.5 2.8 36.9 48.1
45-54 years 496 45.8 1.7 42.4 49.2
55-64 years 771 44.8 1.3 42.1 47.4
65+ years 1381 45.1 1.0 43.1 47.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 70 57.0 5.2 46.8 67.3
Non-Hispanic 2795 44.6 0.8 43.0 46.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2564 44.0 0.8 42.4 45.7
Black Only 133 51.9 3.8 44.5 59.3
Other Race Only 86 52.5 4.4 43.8 61.1
More than One Race 75 58.6 5.7 47.5 69.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 271 58.7 2.8 53.1 64.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 934 44.9 1.3 42.3 47.5
Some College 935 46.1 1.5 43.2 49.0
College Graduate 724 40.1 1.4 37.4 42.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 418 66.0 2.5 61.1 70.8
$15,000 - $24,999 593 53.6 1.9 49.9 57.3
$25,000 - $34,999 394 50.1 2.4 45.3 54.9
$35,000 - $49,999 416 42.9 1.9 39.2 46.7
$50,000+ 692 36.0 1.3 33.5 38.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 912 37.1 1.2 34.7 39.5
Out of Work 117 52.0 4.1 43.9 60.1
Homemaker / Student 139 46.9 4.2 38.6 55.2
Retired 1230 45.6 1.1 43.5 47.6
Unable to Work 457 76.3 2.5 71.3 81.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1230 47.3 1.2 45.0 49.6
1-19 Hours 165 44.3 3.8 36.8 51.8
20-39 Hours 246 37.6 2.2 33.2 41.9
40 + Hours 605 35.2 1.4 32.5 38.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1448 41.8 1.0 39.9 43.7
Divorced / Separated 547 54.8 1.9 51.0 58.5
Widowed 696 49.6 1.5 46.7 52.5
Never Married 170 50.7 4.7 41.5 59.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 2205 71.9 1.0 69.8 74.0
Living without a Disability 650 20.1 0.9 18.3 21.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 121 40.6 3.4 33.8 47.3
Rural 381 45.1 2.0 41.2 49.1
Densely-settled Rural 443 45.4 2.1 41.3 49.4
Semi-urban 582 47.8 1.9 44.1 51.6
Urban 1337 44.0 1.1 41.8 46.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 211 58.0 3.7 50.8 65.1
Insured 2652 43.9 0.8 42.3 45.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 621 55.6 1.7 52.3 58.8
No Diabetes 2246 42.9 0.9 41.2 44.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1738 49.4 1.0 47.4 51.3
No Hypertension 1121 39.9 1.2 37.5 42.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 416 55.6 2.5 50.7 60.6
No Current Asthma 2418 43.2 0.8 41.6 44.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 1216 70.0 1.4 67.3 72.6
Excellent to Good 1642 36.1 0.9 34.3 37.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 525 67.8 2.3 63.4 72.3
<14 days mental health not good 2290 41.1 0.8 39.5 42.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 532 52.9 2.1 48.8 57.0
Non-Smoker 2324 43.2 0.9 41.6 44.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 659 40.2 1.6 37.0 43.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 903 43.0 1.4 40.3 45.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 1188 49.4 1.3 46.9 51.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1653 40.0 1.0 38.1 42.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1213 55.4 1.3 52.9 57.9
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 844 37.4 1.3 34.9 39.9
Insufficient 1088 44.4 1.3 41.8 47.0
No Activity 799 60.3 1.6 57.2 63.5

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.