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 3286 46.4 0.7 45.0 47.9
GENDER
Female 2245 49.0 0.9 47.2 50.8
Male 1041 42.9 1.2 40.6 45.3
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 19 38.3 7.4 23.9 52.8
25-34 years 80 47.8 4.3 39.4 56.2
35-44 years 185 50.2 3.0 44.4 56.0
45-54 years 471 48.9 1.9 45.1 52.6
55-64 years 906 47.8 1.4 45.2 50.5
65+ years 1625 43.8 0.9 41.9 45.6
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 3227 46.8 0.7 45.4 48.3
Hispanic 46 34.6 4.8 25.3 44.0
RACE
White only 2931 45.4 0.7 44.0 46.9
Black or African American only 162 54.3 4.0 46.5 62.1
Other race only 94 53.1 4.6 44.1 62.0
More than one race 72 57.0 5.3 46.6 67.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 325 56.6 2.5 51.8 61.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 998 43.9 1.2 41.5 46.4
Some college 1081 47.8 1.3 45.3 50.3
College graduate 882 41.7 1.3 39.2 44.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 527 70.5 2.2 66.3 74.8
$15,000 to $24,999 733 54.7 1.7 51.4 58.1
$25,000 to $34,999 396 46.2 2.1 42.1 50.3
$35,000 to $49,999 424 44.0 1.9 40.3 47.8
$50,000 or more 776 35.5 1.2 33.1 37.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 901 35.7 1.2 33.4 37.9
Out of work 142 58.8 3.7 51.5 66.1
Homemaker/Student 187 50.7 3.2 44.5 56.9
Retired 1358 43.0 1.0 40.9 45.0
Unable to work 684 81.4 1.6 78.3 84.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1379 44.9 1.1 42.8 47.0
1 to less than 20 hours 187 42.3 2.8 36.8 47.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 256 40.4 2.3 35.8 44.9
40 plus hours 578 33.0 1.4 30.3 35.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1577 42.4 0.9 40.6 44.3
Divorced/Separated 777 57.9 1.7 54.5 61.3
Widowed 691 48.9 1.5 45.8 51.9
Never married 235 46.9 3.1 40.9 53.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 825 23.3 0.9 21.6 25.0
Living with a disability 2437 71.0 0.9 69.2 72.8
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 205 47.0 2.8 41.5 52.5
Rural 382 47.8 2.1 43.6 52.0
Densely-settled rural 571 44.8 1.7 41.4 48.1
Semi-Urban 540 49.4 1.8 45.9 53.0
Urban 1588 45.7 1.1 43.6 47.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 258 51.1 2.7 45.8 56.4
Insured 3020 45.8 0.7 44.4 47.3
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 2485 43.9 0.8 42.3 45.5
Have diabetes 794 57.4 1.6 54.3 60.6
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 2679 43.8 0.8 42.3 45.3
Current asthma 580 62.0 2.0 58.0 66.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 2568 41.8 0.8 40.3 43.3
14+ days mental health NOT good 641 69.5 1.9 65.9 73.2
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2577 43.6 0.8 42.0 45.1
Current smoker 693 56.5 1.7 53.0 59.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 754 40.5 1.4 37.8 43.2
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 984 43.1 1.3 40.6 45.6
Obese, BMI>=30 1405 52.9 1.2 50.5 55.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 1321 54.1 1.3 51.6 56.5
Yes 1956 42.4 0.9 40.6 44.1
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 2788 46.3 0.8 44.7 47.8
Served on active duty 497 47.2 1.8 43.7 50.8

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