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 7380 23.9 0.3 23.3 24.5
GENDER
Female 4846 27.2 0.4 26.3 28.0
Male 2534 20.6 0.5 19.7 21.5
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 52 3.3 0.5 2.3 4.2
25-34 years 190 7.8 0.6 6.6 9.0
35-44 years 387 13.2 0.7 11.8 14.6
45-54 years 1001 25.6 0.8 24.0 27.2
55-64 years 1914 37.4 0.8 35.9 39.0
65+ years 3836 49.9 0.7 48.6 51.2
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 7213 25.6 0.3 24.9 26.2
Hispanic 144 8.6 0.8 7.0 10.2
RACE
White only 6687 25.4 0.3 24.7 26.0
Black or African American only 320 23.2 1.7 19.9 26.5
Other race only 189 10.9 0.9 9.0 12.7
More than one race 137 26.1 2.5 21.1 31.0
EDUCATION
Less than high school 615 28.0 1.2 25.6 30.5
High school graduate or G.E.D 2325 26.7 0.6 25.5 27.8
Some college 2336 24.2 0.6 23.1 25.3
College graduate 2104 19.0 0.5 18.1 19.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 796 30.0 1.3 27.5 32.4
$15,000 to $24,999 1429 28.6 0.9 26.9 30.3
$25,000 to $34,999 899 26.3 1.0 24.3 28.3
$35,000 to $49,999 1026 24.0 0.8 22.4 25.6
$50,000 or more 2154 19.7 0.5 18.8 20.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 2561 16.1 0.4 15.4 16.8
Out of work 271 19.4 1.4 16.8 22.1
Homemaker/Student 384 13.2 0.8 11.6 14.7
Retired 3243 49.2 0.7 47.7 50.6
Unable to work 898 61.1 1.7 57.8 64.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 3194 37.5 0.7 36.1 38.9
1 to less than 20 hours 477 25.8 1.4 23.1 28.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 680 17.5 0.8 16.0 19.0
40 plus hours 1714 15.3 0.4 14.5 16.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 3844 24.4 0.4 23.6 25.2
Divorced/Separated 1442 32.5 1.0 30.6 34.4
Widowed 1579 51.4 1.1 49.2 53.5
Never married 499 8.5 0.5 7.5 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 3668 15.6 0.3 15.1 16.2
Living with a disability 3649 55.6 0.8 54.0 57.2
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 460 31.5 1.5 28.5 34.4
Rural 811 28.1 1.1 26.0 30.1
Densely-settled rural 1294 25.9 0.8 24.4 27.5
Semi-Urban 1182 24.2 0.8 22.6 25.7
Urban 3633 21.9 0.4 21.1 22.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 527 15.1 0.8 13.6 16.5
Insured 6841 25.8 0.3 25.2 26.5
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 5941 21.6 0.3 21.0 22.3
Have diabetes 1430 45.7 1.2 43.5 48.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 6364 22.6 0.3 22.0 23.2
Current asthma 967 37.7 1.3 35.2 40.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 6274 22.2 0.3 21.6 22.8
14+ days mental health NOT good 974 38.4 1.3 35.8 40.9
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 5990 23.4 0.3 22.7 24.0
Current smoker 1296 27.0 0.8 25.4 28.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1958 18.3 0.5 17.4 19.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 2412 23.6 0.5 22.6 24.7
Obese, BMI>=30 2682 32.4 0.7 31.1 33.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 2437 31.5 0.7 30.2 32.9
Yes 4681 21.8 0.4 21.1 22.5
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 6237 22.5 0.3 21.8 23.1
Served on active duty 1140 34.8 1.0 32.8 36.8

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.