Percentage of Adults Diagnosed with Some Form of Arthritis,
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 6493 23.1 0.3 22.4 23.8
GENDER
Male 2095 19.5 0.5 18.5 20.5
Female 4398 26.6 0.5 25.7 27.5
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 35 3.3 0.6 2.1 4.4
25-34 Years 146 7.4 0.7 6.1 8.8
35-44 Years 313 12.8 0.8 11.3 14.4
45-54 Years 977 24.5 0.8 23.0 26.1
55-64 Years 1746 37.0 0.8 35.4 38.6
65+ Years 3276 50.0 0.7 48.6 51.4
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 161 11.1 1.1 9.0 13.1
Non-Hispanic 6324 24.2 0.4 23.5 24.9
RACE
White Only 5891 24.3 0.4 23.6 25.1
Black or AA only 271 21.4 1.7 18.0 24.8
Other Race Only 190 11.5 1.1 9.4 13.6
More than one race 120 26.4 2.9 20.7 32.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 531 26.3 1.4 23.6 29.0
High school graduate or G.E.D. 2193 27.0 0.7 25.7 28.3
Some college 1973 23.0 0.6 21.8 24.2
College graduate 1789 17.6 0.5 16.7 18.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 769 31.7 1.4 28.9 34.5
$15,000 - $24,999 1228 27.5 1.0 25.6 29.4
$25,000 - $34,999 860 27.3 1.1 25.2 29.4
$35,000 - $49,999 924 24.4 0.9 22.7 26.2
$50,000+ 1742 18.4 0.5 17.5 19.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 2173 15.5 0.4 14.7 16.2
Out of work 270 20.1 1.5 17.2 22.9
Homemaker or Student 354 12.9 0.9 11.1 14.6
Retired 2925 48.4 0.8 46.9 49.9
Unable to work 760 57.5 2.0 53.6 61.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 2913 36.8 0.7 35.3 38.2
1-19 hours 365 22.3 1.5 19.4 25.2
20-39 hours 593 16.3 0.8 14.6 17.9
40+ hours 1494 15.1 0.4 14.2 16.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 3361 23.1 0.4 22.3 24.0
Divorced or seperated 1194 31.5 1.0 29.5 33.5
Widowed 1512 50.8 1.1 48.7 53.0
Never married 410 8.9 0.6 7.7 10.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 3593 51.6 0.9 49.9 53.3
Living without a disability 2749 14.0 0.3 13.4 14.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 400 28.1 1.6 25.0 31.2
Rural 780 26.1 1.0 24.0 28.1
Densely-settled Rural 1164 23.6 0.8 22.1 25.2
Semi-urban 1050 25.3 0.9 23.5 27.1
Urban 3099 21.3 0.5 20.4 22.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 6032 24.9 0.4 24.1 25.6
Uninsured 451 14.7 0.8 13.0 16.3
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 1333 48.6 1.2 46.2 51.0
No diabetes 5151 20.4 0.3 19.8 21.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 816 36.8 1.5 33.9 39.7
No current asthma 5627 21.7 0.3 21.0 22.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 2095 49.5 1.1 47.3 51.7
Excellent, very good or good health 4380 18.4 0.3 17.8 19.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 849 33.8 1.3 31.1 36.4
<14 days mental health not good 5506 21.7 0.3 21.0 22.4
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 1165 24.4 0.8 22.7 26.0
Non-smoker 5302 22.8 0.4 22.1 23.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 1704 17.7 0.5 16.6 18.7
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 2099 22.3 0.6 21.2 23.4
Obese (BMI>=30) 2384 31.5 0.7 30.1 32.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 4096 20.3 0.4 19.6 21.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 2271 30.9 0.8 29.5 32.4
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 707 16.5 0.8 15.0 18.0
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 1900 22.7 0.6 21.5 23.8
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 371 17.7 1.1 15.4 19.9
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 3167 27.0 0.6 25.9 28.1
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 707 16.5 0.8 15.0 18.0
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 5438 24.5 0.4 23.8 25.3
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 983 33.9 1.1 31.8 36.0
Not served on active duty 5510 21.7 0.3 21.0 22.4

Numerator: Respondents who reported they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or other
health professional that they have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,
gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.