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 7320 24.5 0.3 23.9 25.1
GENDER
Male 2718 20.9 0.4 20.0 21.8
Female 4602 28.0 0.5 27.1 28.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 45 3.5 0.6 2.4 4.6
25-34 years 203 8.0 0.6 6.7 9.2
35-44 years 381 13.5 0.7 12.1 14.9
45-54 years 938 26.0 0.8 24.4 27.7
55-64 years 1939 38.2 0.8 36.7 39.8
65+ years 3814 50.1 0.7 48.8 51.5
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 185 10.3 0.9 8.6 12.0
Non-hispanic 7094 26.1 0.3 25.4 26.7
RACE
White only 6580 25.2 0.3 24.6 25.9
Black or African American only 328 23.3 1.6 20.1 26.5
Other race only 133 16.9 1.8 13.5 20.4
More than one race 178 36.7 2.8 31.2 42.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 493 25.6 1.3 23.1 28.0
High school graduate or G.E.D 2276 27.2 0.6 26.0 28.4
Some college 2254 26.0 0.6 24.8 27.1
College graduate 2267 19.7 0.5 18.8 20.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 640 33.5 1.5 30.5 36.5
$15,000 to $24,999 1167 28.7 1.0 26.9 30.6
$25,000 to $34,999 755 27.1 1.1 24.9 29.2
$35,000 to $49,999 1016 25.7 0.9 24.0 27.5
$50,000 or more 2358 20.9 0.5 20.0 21.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 2461 16.3 0.4 15.6 17.0
Out of work 212 23.1 1.8 19.5 26.7
Homemaker/Student 437 13.0 0.7 11.6 14.5
Retired 3251 49.8 0.7 48.4 51.3
Unable to work 870 61.0 1.7 57.6 64.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 3168 38.8 0.7 37.4 40.2
1 to less than 20 hours 400 21.1 1.3 18.6 23.6
20 hours to less than 40 hours 649 17.7 0.8 16.1 19.3
40 plus hours 1709 16.1 0.4 15.3 17.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 4078 24.7 0.4 23.9 25.5
Divorced/Seperated 1276 32.9 1.0 30.9 34.9
Widowed 1468 52.2 1.2 49.9 54.5
Never married 498 9.6 0.6 8.4 10.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 3577 56.0 0.8 54.3 57.6
Not living with a disability 3479 16.0 0.3 15.4 16.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 457 30.3 1.5 27.4 33.2
Rural 832 27.8 1.0 25.8 29.8
Densely-settled rural 1262 26.1 0.8 24.5 27.6
Semi-Urban 1143 24.7 0.8 23.1 26.3
Urban 3626 23.0 0.4 22.2 23.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 6923 26.2 0.3 25.5 26.9
Uninsured 373 14.2 0.8 12.6 15.8
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 1525 50.4 1.1 48.2 52.6
No diabetes 5783 21.7 0.3 21.1 22.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 926 38.8 1.3 36.2 41.4
No current asthma 6312 23.1 0.3 22.5 23.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 915 37.0 1.3 34.5 39.6
<14 days mental health NOT good 6259 23.0 0.3 22.4 23.7
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 1104 27.3 0.9 25.5 29.0
Non-smoker 5902 24.3 0.4 23.6 25.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1679 18.5 0.5 17.5 19.5
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 2216 24.2 0.6 23.1 25.3
Obese, BMI>=30 2815 32.1 0.6 30.9 33.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 4405 22.4 0.4 21.6 23.1
No 2292 32.7 0.7 31.2 34.1
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 1211 35.8 1.0 33.8 37.8
Did not serve on active duty 6068 23.1 0.3 22.4 23.7

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.