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?
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7419 3185  34.6  (33.0-36.2) 4234  65.4  (63.8-67.0)
     GENDER      
Male 2496  969  31.3  (28.9-33.8) 1527  68.7  (66.2-71.1)
Female 4923 2216  37.6  (35.6-39.6) 2707  62.4  (60.4-64.4)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 6951 3005  35.3  (33.7-37.0) 3946  64.7  (63.0-66.3)
African American/NH  239   92  27.9  (21.0-36.0)  147  72.1  (64.0-79.0)
Hispanic   96   39  26.4  (16.4-39.7)   57  73.6  (60.3-83.6)
       AGE      
18-24  400   48  12.0  ( 8.2-17.2)  352  88.0  (82.8-91.8)
25-34 1042  167  14.0  (11.5-17.0)  875  86.0  (83.0-88.5)
35-44 1340  391  27.0  (23.6-30.7)  949  73.0  (69.3-76.4)
45-54 1480  651  40.7  (37.1-44.3)  829  59.3  (55.7-62.9)
55-64 1302  752  53.6  (49.8-57.4)  550  46.4  (42.6-50.2)
65+ 1832 1168  60.9  (57.5-64.2)  664  39.1  (35.8-42.5)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1539  912  50.8  (47.0-54.6)  627  49.2  (45.4-53.0)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2878 1259  36.0  (33.4-38.7) 1619  64.0  (61.3-66.6)
Some Post-H.S. 1713  639  29.7  (26.7-32.8) 1074  70.3  (67.2-73.3)
College Graduate 1278  370  25.0  (21.8-28.6)  908  75.0  (71.4-78.2)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000 1115  685  52.8  (48.1-57.4)  430  47.2  (42.6-51.9)
$15,000- 24,999 1230  578  40.2  (36.1-44.4)  652  59.8  (55.6-63.9)
$25,000- 34,999  812  314  31.4  (27.1-36.1)  498  68.6  (63.9-72.9)
$35,000- 49,999  907  272  27.2  (23.2-31.6)  635  72.8  (68.4-76.8)
$50,000 - 74,999  774  236  24.5  (20.6-28.8)  538  75.5  (71.2-79.4)
$75,000 +  621  148  21.3  (17.2-26.1)  473  78.7  (73.9-82.8)

# The CDC strongly urges all data users to follow the general rule of not reporting or interpreting percentages
based upon a denominator with fewer than 50 unweighted respondents or confidence intervals with a half-width
of > 10.
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.