Percentage of Adults with Doctor Diagnosed Arthritis

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1496 27.1 0.8 25.6 28.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 495 23.4 1.2 21.1 25.7
Female 1001 30.7 1.0 28.7 32.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 3 2.7 1.7 0.0 6.1
25-34 years 25 7.5 1.7 4.1 10.9
35-44 years 54 9.3 1.4 6.6 11.9
45-54 years 212 27.0 1.8 23.5 30.5
55-64 years 406 40.5 1.8 37.1 44.0
65+ years 796 53.4 1.5 50.5 56.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 34 16.6 3.6 9.6 23.6
Non-Hispanic 1461 27.7 0.8 26.2 29.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1341 27.5 0.8 25.9 29.1
Black Only 84 31.4 3.8 24.0 38.9
Other Race Only 38 18.0 3.8 10.6 25.4
More than One Race 32 31.7 6.2 19.5 43.8
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 93 28.0 3.5 21.0 34.9
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 520 33.9 1.6 30.8 37.1
Some College 432 28.8 1.5 25.8 31.8
College Graduate 448 21.2 1.1 19.0 23.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 163 43.5 3.7 36.2 50.8
$15,000 - $24,999 268 36.2 2.5 31.3 41.2
$25,000 - $34,999 215 37.1 2.8 31.7 42.6
$35,000 - $49,999 216 27.7 2.0 23.8 31.7
$50,000+ 425 19.8 1.0 17.8 21.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 511 18.8 0.9 17.0 20.6
Out of Work 55 24.0 3.7 16.8 31.2
Homemaker / Student 68 13.4 1.8 9.8 16.9
Retired 715 53.7 1.6 50.5 56.9
Unable to Work 145 59.8 4.3 51.4 68.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 713 43.8 1.6 40.7 46.9
1-19 Hours 80 23.3 2.9 17.6 28.9
20-39 Hours 114 15.5 1.6 12.3 18.7
40 + Hours 367 19.4 1.1 17.2 21.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 793 25.6 0.9 23.8 27.4
Divorced / Separated 248 37.0 2.5 32.1 41.9
Widowed 363 53.6 2.4 49.0 58.3
Never Married 90 12.2 1.8 8.6 15.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 62 29.7 3.9 22.0 37.3
Rural 254 33.4 2.1 29.4 37.5
Densely-settled Rural 194 30.2 2.3 25.6 34.8
Semi-urban 254 31.5 2.0 27.5 35.5
Urban 732 22.9 1.0 20.9 24.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 779 55.3 1.8 51.8 58.8
Living without a Disability 707 17.8 0.8 16.3 19.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 77 15.3 2.1 11.1 19.4
Insured 1418 28.6 0.8 27.0 30.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 275 49.6 2.6 44.4 54.8
No Diabetes 1216 24.7 0.8 23.1 26.2
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 177 40.1 3.2 33.8 46.3
No Current Asthma 1304 25.9 0.8 24.3 27.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 171 40.9 3.3 34.5 47.3
<14 days mental health not good 1295 25.7 0.8 24.1 27.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 193 24.0 2.0 20.0 27.9
Non-Smoker 1288 27.6 0.8 26.0 29.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 400 19.8 1.1 17.5 22.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 482 26.3 1.3 23.7 28.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 563 38.0 1.7 34.7 41.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 958 23.3 0.8 21.7 25.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 535 38.7 1.8 35.2 42.1

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.
 
 
 
On Questionnaire Split B