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New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
CDC Summary Prevalence Tables, 2003

Arthritis

During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint?

Denominator includes all respondents except those with don’t know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

 

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

All Adults

11201

40.3

39.2-41.4

59.7

58.6-60.8

 

Joint pain by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

557

33.5

29.1-37.9

66.5

62.1-70.9

25-34

1549

26.9

24.4-29.4

73.1

70.6-75.7

35-44

2424

36.1

33.9-38.3

63.9

61.7-66.1

45-54

2340

46.5

44.0-48.9

53.5

51.1-56.0

55-64

1686

49.0

46.2-51.8

51.0

48.2-53.8

65+

2458

50.0

47.7-52.3

50.0

47.7-52.3

 

Joint pain by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

4464

36.8

35.1-38.4

63.2

61.6-64.9

Female

6737

43.5

42.1-44.9

56.5

55.1-57.9

 

Joint pain by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

708

47.2

42.4-52.0

52.8

48.0-57.6

$15,000-24,999

1429

44.5

41.3-47.8

55.4

52.2-58.7

$25,000-34,999

995

43.9

40.1-47.6

56.1

52.4-59.9

$35,000-49,999

1448

39.4

36.5-42.4

60.6

57.6-63.5

$50,000-74,999

1638

40.9

38.2-43.7

59.1

56.3-61.9

$75,000+

3383

37.9

36.0-39.8

62.1

60.2-64.0

 

Joint pain by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

881

39.9

35.9-43.9

60.1

56.1-64.1

H.S. or G.E.D.

3059

44.0

41.9-46.1

56.0

53.9-58.1

Some Post-H.S.

2620

42.8

40.5-45.1

57.2

54.9-59.5

College Graduate

4602

36.3

34.7-37.9

63.7

62.1-65.3

 

Joint pain by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/ Non-Hispanic

8463

43.1

41.8-44.3

56.9

55.7-58.2

Black or African American/ Non-Hispanic

1012

41.4

37.8-45.0

58.6

55.0-62.2

Other Race/ Non-Hispanic

524

27.8

23.4-32.2

72.2

67.8-76.6

Multiracial/ Non-Hispanic

58

45.4

30.4-60.3

54.6

39.7-69.6

Hispanic

993

32.9

29.5-36.4

67.1

63.6-70.5

C.I = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level)

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