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

Arthritis

Have you ever seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?

Denominator excludes respondents that have not had joint symptoms in the last 30 days, respondents that had first symptoms in the past 3 months, respondents with do not know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

 

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

All Adults

3804

71.7

69.9-73.5

28.3

26.5-30.1

 

Visited Doctor by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

120

59.0

49.0-68.9

41.0

31.1-51.0

25-34

285

57.1

50.4-63.9

42.9

36.1-49.6

35-44

683

65.1

60.6-69.6

34.9

30.4-39.4

45-54

874

72.3

68.7-75.9

27.7

24.1-31.3

55-64

744

76.1

72.6-79.6

23.9

20.4-27.4

65+

1047

82.3

79.4-85.1

17.7

14.9-20.6

 

Visited Doctor by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

1325

67.8

64.6-70.9

32.3

29.1-35.4

Female

2479

74.6

72.5-76.7

25.4

23.3-27.5

 

Visited Doctor by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

316

71.0

63.6-78.4

29.0

21.6-36.4

$15,000-24,999

564

74.4

69.2-79.7

25.6

20.3-30.8

$25,000-34,999

388

74.8

69.7-80.0

25.2

20.0-30.3

$35,000-49,999

493

71.3

66.4-76.2

28.7

23.8-33.6

$50,000-74,999

556

72.0

67.6-76.4

28.0

23.7-32.3

$75,000+

989

67.5

64.0-71.0

32.5

29.0-36.0

 

Visited Doctor by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

335

72.0

64.8-79.1

28.0

20.9-35.2

H.S. or G.E.D.

1119

71.7

68.4-75.0

28.3

25.0-31.6

Some Post-H.S.

964

72.1

68.5-75.6

27.9

24.4-31.5

College Graduate

1380

71.3

68.5-74.1

28.7

25.9-31.5

 

Visited Doctor by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/ Non-Hispanic

3028

73.3

71.4-75.2

26.7

24.8-28.6

Black or African American/ Non-Hispanic

336

68.1

62.0-74.2

31.9

25.8-38.0

Other Race/ Non-Hispanic

110

65.4

54.2-76.6

34.6

23.4-45.8

Multiracial/ Non-Hispanic

23

70.3

48.2-92.5

29.7

7.54-51.8

Hispanic

267

66.9

59.6-74.2

33.1

25.8-40.4

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

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