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 4555 25.4 0.4 24.6 26.2
GENDER
Male 1630 21.6 0.6 20.5 22.7
Female 2925 29.0 0.6 27.9 30.2
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 28 3.1 0.6 1.9 4.3
25-34 years 105 7.8 0.8 6.1 9.4
35-44 years 238 14.1 0.9 12.3 15.9
45-54 years 623 27.5 1.1 25.4 29.6
55-64 years 1230 38.9 1.0 37.0 40.9
65+ years 2331 53.1 0.8 51.4 54.7
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 124 10.1 1.1 8.0 12.2
Non-Hispanic 4406 26.9 0.4 26.1 27.8
RACE
White only 4103 26.2 0.4 25.3 27.0
Black or African American only 207 28.4 2.2 24.2 32.6
Other race only 93 16.3 1.9 12.6 20.0
More than one race 85 25.7 3.0 19.8 31.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 332 29.7 1.7 26.3 33.1
High school graduate or G.E.D 1443 27.8 0.8 26.3 29.3
Some college 1386 25.9 0.7 24.4 27.3
College graduate 1394 20.5 0.6 19.3 21.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 480 35.8 1.8 32.4 39.3
$15,000 to $24,999 740 28.8 1.2 26.4 31.1
$25,000 to $34,999 502 27.7 1.3 25.2 30.3
$35,000 to $49,999 636 25.6 1.1 23.4 27.7
$50,000 or more 1398 20.6 0.6 19.4 21.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1558 16.5 0.5 15.6 17.4
Out of work 140 22.4 2.2 18.1 26.8
Homemaker/Student 287 14.6 1.0 12.5 16.6
Retired 1930 52.0 0.9 50.2 53.8
Unable to work 605 64.9 2.1 60.7 69.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1899 40.2 0.9 38.4 42.1
1 to less than 20 hours 287 22.3 1.5 19.3 25.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 384 16.5 0.9 14.6 18.3
40 hours to less than 60 hours 1088 16.7 0.6 15.6 17.7
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2491 25.6 0.5 24.6 26.6
Divorced/Seperated 784 33.5 1.3 31.0 36.0
Widowed 923 54.8 1.4 52.0 57.6
Never married 328 9.6 0.7 8.3 10.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 2226 58.3 1.1 56.3 60.4
Living without a disability 2183 16.1 0.4 15.4 16.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 288 31.2 2.0 27.3 35.1
Rural 530 29.5 1.4 26.8 32.2
Densely-settled rural 762 26.6 1.0 24.5 28.6
Semi-Urban 735 26.7 1.1 24.6 28.8
Urban 2240 23.4 0.5 22.3 24.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 4273 27.3 0.4 26.4 28.2
Uninsured 269 15.2 1.1 13.1 17.3
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 947 50.3 1.4 47.5 53.1
No diabetes 3595 22.5 0.4 21.7 23.3
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 603 41.2 1.7 37.9 44.4
No current asthma 3904 23.8 0.4 23.0 24.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 562 39.7 1.7 36.3 43.1
<14 days mental health NOT good 3894 23.8 0.4 23.0 24.6
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 715 30.0 1.2 27.7 32.3
Non-smoker 3672 24.6 0.4 23.7 25.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1049 17.9 0.6 16.6 19.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1464 24.8 0.7 23.4 26.1
Obese, BMI>=30 1753 35.0 0.9 33.3 36.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2981 21.5 0.4 20.7 22.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1572 37.7 1.0 35.8 39.6
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 729 37.7 1.3 35.1 40.3
Did not serve on active duty 3816 23.7 0.4 22.9 24.6

Numerator: Respondents who 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.