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 3152 48.2 0.8 46.7 49.7
GENDER
Male 1099 44.9 1.2 42.6 47.3
Female 2053 50.6 1.0 48.7 52.5
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 16 39.3 8.7 22.3 56.2
25-34 years 68 38.0 4.2 29.8 46.2
35-44 years 160 48.0 3.1 42.0 54.1
45-54 years 409 49.9 2.0 46.0 53.9
55-64 years 883 51.3 1.4 48.6 54.0
65+ years 1616 47.2 1.0 45.2 49.1
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 81 56.9 4.8 47.5 66.3
Non-hispanic 3053 47.9 0.8 46.4 49.4
RACE
White only 2811 46.9 0.8 45.4 48.4
Black or African American only 142 56.0 4.0 48.1 63.9
Other race only 58 50.4 5.9 38.8 61.9
More than one race 93 62.4 4.5 53.6 71.3
EDUCATION
Less than high school 243 58.0 2.9 52.4 63.7
High school graduate or G.E.D 975 49.6 1.3 47.0 52.1
Some college 1006 48.3 1.3 45.8 50.9
College graduate 926 41.6 1.3 39.1 44.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 410 72.5 2.7 67.3 77.7
$15,000 to $24,999 600 57.0 1.9 53.3 60.7
$25,000 to $34,999 345 51.3 2.3 46.8 55.9
$35,000 to $49,999 425 43.9 1.9 40.1 47.7
$50,000 or more 834 37.2 1.2 34.8 39.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 830 37.2 1.2 34.8 39.6
Out of work 109 56.4 5.0 46.5 66.2
Homemaker/Student 177 44.0 3.0 38.0 49.9
Retired 1387 46.7 1.1 44.6 48.8
Unable to work 640 84.8 1.5 81.8 87.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1395 48.1 1.1 45.9 50.3
1 to less than 20 hours 152 42.6 3.2 36.3 48.8
20 hours to less than 40 hours 240 39.6 2.4 34.9 44.3
40 plus hours 545 34.4 1.4 31.6 37.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1598 43.5 1.0 41.6 45.4
Divorced/Seperated 670 61.0 1.8 57.5 64.6
Widowed 674 52.4 1.7 49.2 55.6
Never married 210 48.4 3.3 41.9 54.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 2411 73.3 0.9 71.5 75.1
Not living with a disability 719 23.1 0.9 21.3 24.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 193 46.2 2.8 40.7 51.8
Rural 383 51.6 2.1 47.5 55.8
Densely-settled rural 532 46.8 1.8 43.3 50.4
Semi-Urban 492 46.2 1.9 42.6 49.9
Urban 1552 48.7 1.1 46.6 50.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2983 48.1 0.8 46.6 49.6
Uninsured 157 48.9 3.4 42.3 55.5
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 794 59.0 1.6 56.0 62.1
No diabetes 2352 45.5 0.9 43.9 47.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 511 61.9 2.1 57.9 66.0
No current asthma 2600 45.9 0.8 44.3 47.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 592 71.5 1.9 67.7 75.4
<14 days mental health NOT good 2484 43.8 0.8 42.3 45.4
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 583 58.3 1.9 54.5 62.0
Non-smoker 2550 45.8 0.8 44.2 47.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 639 42.4 1.6 39.4 45.5
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 886 42.5 1.3 39.9 45.1
Obese, BMI>=30 1438 55.3 1.2 53.0 57.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 1829 43.1 0.9 41.3 44.9
No 1313 57.7 1.3 55.2 60.2
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 529 48.7 1.8 45.1 52.2
Did not serve on active duty 2621 48.1 0.8 46.5 49.7

Numerator: Respondents with diagnosed arthritis who reported any 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.