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

Arthritis

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia?

Denominator excludes respondents that have not had joint symptoms in the last 30 days, 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

11173

25.0

24.1-25.9

75.0

74.1-75.9

 

Arthritis diagnosis by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

556

5.0

2.99-7.07

95.0

92.8-97.1

25-34

1541

7.7

6.28-9.14

92.3

90.8-93.8

35-44

2419

13.8

12.3-15.3

86.2

84.7-87.7

45-54

2334

27.6

25.5-29.8

72.3

70.2-74.5

55-64

1687

40.9

38.2-43.7

59.1

56.3-61.8

65+

2449

52.5

50.2-54.8

47.5

45.2-49.8

 

Arthritis diagnosis by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

4458

19.4

18.2-20.7

80.5

79.3-81.8

Female

6715

30.1

28.8-31.3

69.9

68.7-71.2

 

Arthritis diagnosis by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

705

36.7

32.3-41.1

63.3

58.9-67.7

$15,000-24,999

1416

29.1

26.4-31.8

70.9

68.2-73.7

$25,000-34,999

991

30.8

27.5-34.2

69.2

65.8-72.5

$35,000-49,999

1448

25.3

22.8-27.9

74.6

72.1-77.2

$50,000-74,999

1639

22.6

20.4-24.8

77.4

75.2-79.6

$75,000+

3375

19.2

17.7-20.7

80.8

79.3-82.3

 

Arthritis diagnosis by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

880

29.7

26.3-33.2

70.3

66.8-73.7

H.S. or G.E.D.

3045

29.2

27.4-31.0

70.8

68.9-72.6

Some Post-H.S.

2614

26.5

24.6-28.5

73.5

71.5-75.4

College Graduate

4595

19.6

18.4-20.9

80.4

79.1-81.6

 

Arthritis diagnosis by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/ Non-Hispanic

8439

28.9

27.8-30.0

71.1

70.0-72.2

Black or African American/ Non-Hispanic

1011

23.8

20.8-26.8

76.2

73.2-79.2

Other Race/ Non-Hispanic

524

10.7

7.84-13.5

89.3

86.4-92.3

Multiracial/ Non-Hispanic

58

18.3

7.65-29.0

81.7

71.0-92.4

Hispanic

990

15.0

12.6-17.5

85.0

82.5-87.4

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

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