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 3853 24.0 0.5 23.1 24.9
GENDER
Female 2581 27.6 0.6 26.4 28.8
Male 1272 20.3 0.7 19.0 21.6
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 26 4.0 0.8 2.4 5.7
25-34 years 85 7.1 0.8 5.5 8.8
35-44 years 199 13.9 1.1 11.8 16.1
45-54 years 497 23.6 1.1 21.4 25.8
55-64 years 1045 39.4 1.2 37.1 41.7
65+ years 2001 50.1 0.9 48.3 51.9
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 3773 25.3 0.5 24.3 26.2
Hispanic 75 11.7 1.7 8.3 15.1
RACE
White only 3479 25.4 0.5 24.5 26.4
Black or African American only 205 24.5 2.4 19.9 29.2
Other race only 105 12.6 1.7 9.3 15.9
More than one race 54 18.9 3.3 12.5 25.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 287 24.1 1.9 20.5 27.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 1250 29.0 0.9 27.1 30.8
Some college 1189 24.0 0.8 22.4 25.5
College graduate 1127 18.8 0.6 17.6 20.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 442 32.4 2.0 28.4 36.3
$15,000 to $24,999 789 29.7 1.4 27.0 32.3
$25,000 to $34,999 452 25.0 1.4 22.2 27.7
$35,000 to $49,999 569 26.9 1.3 24.3 29.4
$50,000 or more 1080 18.6 0.6 17.4 19.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1277 15.9 0.5 14.9 17.0
Out of work 150 23.2 2.2 18.8 27.5
Homemaker/Student 171 10.4 1.0 8.4 12.3
Retired 1778 49.2 1.0 47.3 51.2
Unable to work 472 59.0 2.7 53.7 64.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1733 36.4 1.0 34.5 38.3
1 to less than 20 hours 237 22.7 1.8 19.2 26.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 359 18.3 1.2 16.0 20.6
40 plus hours 840 15.3 0.6 14.1 16.5
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2047 24.1 0.6 23.0 25.3
Divorced/Seperated 703 33.1 1.5 30.2 36.1
Widowed 839 50.9 1.7 47.6 54.2
Never married 255 10.0 0.9 8.3 11.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 1830 15.2 0.4 14.4 16.0
Living with a disability 1999 55.1 1.2 52.7 57.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 252 31.9 2.2 27.6 36.3
Rural 428 28.0 1.5 25.1 30.9
Densely-settled rural 670 25.1 1.2 22.8 27.4
Semi-Urban 580 25.8 1.2 23.3 28.2
Urban 1923 21.8 0.6 20.6 23.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 290 16.6 1.2 14.3 19.0
Insured 3557 25.6 0.5 24.6 26.6
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 3035 21.2 0.5 20.3 22.1
Have diabetes 812 51.4 1.7 48.0 54.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 3363 22.8 0.5 21.8 23.7
Current asthma 465 37.4 2.0 33.5 41.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 3266 22.1 0.5 21.2 23.0
14+ days mental health NOT good 511 39.6 1.9 35.9 43.4
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 3248 24.2 0.5 23.2 25.2
Current smoker 580 23.6 1.1 21.4 25.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1035 17.9 0.7 16.6 19.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1252 23.4 0.8 21.9 25.0
Obese, BMI>=30 1399 32.4 1.0 30.4 34.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1271 34.2 1.2 31.9 36.4
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2580 21.0 0.5 20.1 22.0
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 3256 22.4 0.5 21.5 23.4
Served on active duty 597 36.7 1.5 33.7 39.7

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.