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 3150 48.8 0.8 47.3 50.4
GENDER
Male 915 43.6 1.4 40.9 46.2
Female 2235 52.6 0.9 50.7 54.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 9 24.1 7.9 8.6 39.6
25-34 Years 62 46.9 5.0 37.2 56.6
35-44 Years 146 48.1 3.3 41.6 54.6
45-54 Years 499 50.4 1.9 46.7 54.1
55-64 Years 898 52.0 1.4 49.3 54.8
65+ Years 1536 47.5 1.0 45.5 49.6
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 65 40.0 4.8 30.5 49.5
Non-Hispanic 3078 49.1 0.8 47.6 50.7
RACE
White Only 2799 47.4 0.8 45.8 49.0
Black or AA only 153 60.7 4.1 52.5 68.8
Other Race Only 107 55.1 4.8 45.7 64.5
More than one race 82 73.2 4.6 64.2 82.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 289 58.4 2.8 52.9 63.9
High school graduate or G.E.D. 1060 48.1 1.3 45.5 50.7
Some college 972 47.9 1.4 45.2 50.7
College graduate 825 45.5 1.4 42.9 48.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 507 70.8 2.1 66.6 75.0
$15,000 - $24,999 659 55.4 1.9 51.7 59.1
$25,000 - $34,999 412 46.9 2.1 42.7 51.0
$35,000 - $49,999 417 45.3 2.0 41.4 49.2
$50,000+ 710 40.3 1.4 37.5 43.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 856 38.7 1.3 36.2 41.2
Out of work 138 49.5 3.9 41.9 57.1
Homemaker or Student 167 49.6 3.7 42.5 56.8
Retired 1367 47.0 1.1 44.9 49.1
Unable to work 617 84.5 1.6 81.4 87.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1389 48.8 1.1 46.6 51.0
1-19 hours 149 39.1 3.2 32.9 45.4
20-39 hours 237 41.0 2.6 35.9 46.1
40+ hours 580 37.1 1.5 34.2 40.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 1537 46.0 1.0 44.0 48.0
Divorced or seperated 683 58.4 1.9 54.6 62.1
Widowed 721 49.7 1.6 46.6 52.8
Never married 202 47.6 3.5 40.6 54.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 176 44.8 3.1 38.6 50.9
Rural 366 46.7 2.2 42.5 50.9
Densely-settled Rural 582 49.1 1.8 45.6 52.7
Semi-urban 485 48.0 2.0 44.0 51.9
Urban 1541 49.9 1.2 47.7 52.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2911 48.3 0.8 46.7 49.9
Uninsured 237 53.5 3.1 47.5 59.6
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 745 56.5 1.7 53.2 59.8
No diabetes 2399 46.9 0.9 45.2 48.6
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 519 65.6 2.1 61.4 69.8
No current asthma 2604 46.0 0.8 44.4 47.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 1390 69.1 1.3 66.6 71.6
Excellent, very good or good health 1752 39.4 0.9 37.6 41.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 594 70.7 2.1 66.7 74.8
<14 days mental health not good 2473 44.5 0.8 42.8 46.1
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 664 58.2 1.9 54.5 61.8
Non-smoker 2474 46.1 0.9 44.4 47.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 712 43.9 1.6 40.7 47.0
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 964 44.6 1.3 42.0 47.2
Obese (BMI>=30) 1331 55.3 1.3 52.8 57.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1854 44.8 1.0 42.9 46.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1293 56.0 1.3 53.4 58.7
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 293 39.4 2.3 35.0 43.8
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 845 44.1 1.4 41.4 46.8
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 198 53.5 3.3 47.0 60.0
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 1726 53.7 1.1 51.4 55.9
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 293 39.4 2.3 35.0 43.8
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 2769 50.4 0.9 48.8 52.1
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 470 48.7 1.9 44.9 52.5
Not served on active duty 2680 48.8 0.9 47.2 50.5

Numerator: Respondents who reported any limitation in their usual activities
because of arthritis or joint symptoms.
Denominator: Respondents with doctor, nurse or other health professional diagnosed arthritis, excluding unknowns and refusals.