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 4057 25.0 0.4 24.2 25.9
GENDER
Male 1500 21.3 0.6 20.1 22.5
Female 2557 28.7 0.6 27.4 29.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 26 3.0 0.6 1.7 4.2
25-34 years 103 7.5 0.8 5.9 9.1
35-44 years 206 14.4 1.1 12.3 16.6
45-54 years 450 23.3 1.1 21.1 25.5
55-64 years 1052 41.1 1.1 38.9 43.4
65+ years 2220 51.7 0.9 50.0 53.5
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 100 10.9 1.3 8.4 13.5
Non-Hispanic 3933 26.6 0.5 25.6 27.5
RACE
White only 3692 25.7 0.5 24.8 26.6
Black or African American only 163 23.3 2.2 18.9 27.6
Other race only 78 18.3 2.4 13.6 23.0
More than one race 78 29.5 3.8 22.0 37.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 216 23.8 1.8 20.3 27.3
High school graduate or G.E.D 1298 28.9 0.9 27.1 30.6
Some college 1235 25.5 0.8 23.9 27.1
College graduate 1290 21.2 0.6 19.9 22.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 351 35.3 2.2 31.1 39.6
$15,000 to $24,999 627 28.6 1.3 26.0 31.2
$25,000 to $34,999 438 25.6 1.4 22.8 28.3
$35,000 to $49,999 530 25.7 1.3 23.2 28.2
$50,000 or more 1284 20.9 0.7 19.7 22.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1390 17.2 0.5 16.2 18.2
Out of work 108 20.3 2.2 16.0 24.7
Homemaker/Student 219 12.9 1.1 10.8 14.9
Retired 1798 51.3 1.0 49.4 53.3
Unable to work 484 59.5 2.3 54.9 64.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 1740 40.4 1.0 38.3 42.4
1 to less than 20 hours 239 24.1 1.8 20.5 27.8
20 hours to less than 40 hours 356 17.5 1.1 15.4 19.6
40 hours or more 930 16.9 0.6 15.7 18.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 2214 25.4 0.6 24.2 26.5
Divorced/Seperated 687 32.1 1.4 29.5 34.8
Widowed 857 52.7 1.6 49.6 55.8
Never married 299 10.5 0.8 8.9 12.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 1836 50.0 1.2 47.7 52.3
Living without a disability 2017 17.5 0.5 16.6 18.3
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 261 29.8 1.9 26.1 33.5
Rural 438 26.9 1.4 24.2 29.6
Densely-settled rural 709 27.5 1.1 25.3 29.7
Semi-Urban 655 25.4 1.1 23.3 27.6
Urban 1994 23.5 0.6 22.3 24.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 3861 27.0 0.5 26.1 28.0
Uninsured 185 12.7 1.1 10.6 14.9
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 837 53.3 1.6 50.2 56.4
No diabetes 3211 22.1 0.5 21.2 23.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current Asthma 519 40.2 1.9 36.5 43.8
No current asthma 3502 23.5 0.5 22.7 24.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 475 34.2 1.7 30.8 37.6
<14 days mental health NOT good 3468 23.7 0.5 22.8 24.6
SMOKING STATUS
Current Smoker 596 28.1 1.3 25.6 30.5
Non-smoker 3270 24.7 0.5 23.7 25.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 943 18.8 0.7 17.4 20.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1288 24.9 0.8 23.4 26.5
Obese, BMI>=30 1441 32.9 0.9 31.1 34.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2705 22.1 0.5 21.1 23.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1338 34.6 1.1 32.6 36.7
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 669 35.5 1.4 32.8 38.2
Did not serve on active duty 3356 23.7 0.5 22.7 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.