Chronic Joint Symptoms - (Calculated Variable)*
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6322 3331  57.2  (55.2-59.2) 2991  42.8  (40.8-44.8)
     GENDER      
Male 2086 1156  58.5  (55.3-61.6)  930  41.5  (38.4-44.7)
Female 4236 2175  56.0  (53.5-58.5) 2061  44.0  (41.5-46.5)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 5929 3094  56.6  (54.5-58.7) 2835  43.4  (41.3-45.5)
African American/NH  190  114  60.0  (49.6-69.7)   76  40.0  (30.3-50.4)
       AGE      
18-24  397  313  76.5  (68.8-82.7)   84  23.5  (17.3-31.2)
25-34  883  627  72.2  (67.5-76.5)  256  27.8  (23.5-32.5)
35-44 1179  711  60.3  (56.0-64.4)  468  39.7  (35.6-44.0)
45-54 1223  548  45.3  (41.0-49.6)  675  54.7  (50.4-59.0)
55-64 1038  430  44.6  (40.1-49.2)  608  55.4  (50.8-59.9)
65+ 1586  695  45.1  (41.7-48.6)  891  54.9  (51.4-58.3)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1425  592  48.8  (44.5-53.1)  833  51.2  (46.9-55.5)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2477 1373  58.8  (55.5-62.0) 1104  41.2  (38.0-44.5)
Some Post-H.S. 1451  783  55.8  (51.7-59.7)  668  44.2  (40.3-48.3)
College Graduate  959  578  64.1  (59.3-68.6)  381  35.9  (31.4-40.7)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  881  321  45.6  (38.2-53.1)  560  54.4  (46.9-61.8)
$15,000- 24,999  993  504  55.9  (51.1-60.6)  489  44.1  (39.4-48.9)
$25,000- 34,999  698  401  58.7  (52.9-64.2)  297  41.3  (35.8-47.1)
$35,000- 49,999  795  465  58.0  (52.6-63.3)  330  42.0  (36.7-47.4)
$50,000 - 74,999  673  412  66.1  (60.8-71.1)  261  33.9  (28.9-39.2)
$75,000 +  450  289  63.5  (56.5-69.9)  161  36.5  (30.1-43.5)

*The data are calculated from 'yes' responses to two questions:1)During the past 30 days have you had pain
or stiffness in or around a joint?2)Did your symptoms begin more than 3 months age. Response is generalized
to the state population
#Use caution in interpreting data for total respondents less than 50. N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, %
= Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.