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 722 47.8 1.6 44.8 50.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 227 44.8 2.6 39.7 49.9
Female 495 50.0 1.9 46.3 53.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
25-34 years 10 38.8 12.3 14.7 62.8
35-44 years 26 42.3 7.4 27.8 56.8
45-54 years 111 50.7 3.9 43.0 58.4
55-64 years 201 48.4 2.8 43.0 53.9
65+ years 374 48.6 2.1 44.6 52.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 17 59.7 10.6 38.9 80.6
Non-Hispanic 704 47.3 1.6 44.2 50.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 641 47.1 1.6 43.9 50.3
Black Only 43 47.0 6.4 34.4 59.6
Other Race Only 17 55.3 11.0 33.8 76.7
More than One Race 20 66.2 9.6 47.3 85.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 45 54.3 6.9 40.8 67.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 259 52.0 2.6 46.8 57.1
Some College 224 50.6 2.9 44.9 56.2
College Graduate 193 39.5 2.7 34.2 44.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 107 69.4 4.3 60.9 77.9
$15,000 - $24,999 142 55.6 3.7 48.3 62.8
$25,000 - $34,999 91 42.8 4.1 34.8 50.9
$35,000 - $49,999 112 56.0 3.9 48.4 63.6
$50,000+ 165 36.2 2.6 31.0 41.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 205 38.6 2.5 33.6 43.6
Out of Work 17 26.5 6.5 13.8 39.2
Homemaker / Student 37 57.7 6.6 44.7 70.7
Retired 337 48.2 2.2 43.9 52.5
Unable to Work 126 91.2 2.2 87.0 95.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 347 50.9 2.2 46.6 55.3
1-19 Hours 30 37.9 6.3 25.7 50.2
20-39 Hours 48 39.9 5.3 29.6 50.3
40 + Hours 147 37.8 3.0 31.9 43.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 360 45.2 2.0 41.3 49.1
Divorced / Separated 152 64.3 3.7 57.0 71.6
Widowed 167 48.1 3.0 42.2 54.0
Never Married 42 41.7 7.4 27.2 56.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 30 51.2 7.0 37.4 64.9
Rural 120 46.7 3.6 39.7 53.8
Densely-settled Rural 103 54.2 4.4 45.6 62.8
Semi-urban 128 52.0 3.7 44.8 59.3
Urban 341 43.9 2.2 39.6 48.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 567 75.1 1.8 71.5 78.6
Living without a Disability 150 20.0 1.7 16.6 23.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 40 54.3 7.0 40.6 68.0
Insured 681 47.4 1.6 44.2 50.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 157 57.7 3.5 50.9 64.5
No Diabetes 561 45.5 1.7 42.1 48.9
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 111 59.0 4.6 50.1 68.0
No Current Asthma 601 46.0 1.7 42.7 49.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 128 71.8 4.4 63.3 80.4
<14 days mental health not good 578 44.4 1.7 41.2 47.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 110 59.8 4.2 51.7 68.0
Non-Smoker 608 46.1 1.7 42.8 49.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 169 42.5 2.9 36.7 48.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 199 41.0 2.8 35.6 46.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 324 55.4 2.5 50.5 60.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 416 42.7 1.9 39.0 46.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 305 57.3 2.7 52.1 62.6

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.
 
On Questionnaire Split B