What is your major impairment or health problem?*
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Arthritis
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Back/neck
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Lung
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Heart/hypertension
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Other
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1892 310  13.8  (11.8-16.0) 368  21.6  (18.9-24.5) 137   6.3  ( 4.8- 8.1) 262  14.7  (12.5-17.1) 815  43.7  (40.3-47.0)
     GENDER            
Male  620  58   7.7  ( 5.5-10.8) 151  24.9  (20.5-29.8)  55   7.3  ( 4.9-10.8) 115  18.9  (15.1-23.4) 241  41.1  (35.6-46.9)
Female 1272 252  19.0  (16.1-22.2) 217  18.8  (15.7-22.3)  82   5.4  ( 3.9- 7.4) 147  11.0  ( 8.8-13.7) 574  45.8  (41.9-49.8)
   RACE/ETHNICITY            
White/NH 1779 289  13.5  (11.5-15.8) 351  21.8  (19.0-24.8) 129   6.5  ( 4.9- 8.5) 246  14.6  (12.4-17.1) 764  43.6  (40.2-47.1)
African American/NH   54  10  19.8  ( 9.8-35.9)   6  16.5  ( 5.9-38.3)   3   2.9  ( 0.8-10.2)   9  18.4  ( 7.7-38.2)  26  42.3  (26.9-59.4)
       AGE            
18-24   32   2   7.6  ( 1.5-30.7)   5  14.8  ( 5.2-35.5)   2   2.4  ( 0.5-10.4)    23  75.1  (52.8-89.1)
25-34  136   5   5.3  ( 1.9-14.1)  34  28.1  (19.2-39.2)   8   8.8  ( 3.4-20.8)   7   6.9  ( 2.6-17.0)  82  50.8  (39.6-62.0)
35-44  255  16   4.8  ( 2.4- 9.3)  72  30.1  (22.8-38.6)  12   3.6  ( 1.9- 6.8)  20   8.9  ( 5.2-14.6) 135  52.7  (43.9-61.3)
45-54  410  69  16.1  (12.0-21.4) 103  26.5  (20.8-33.2)  22   4.7  ( 2.8- 7.6)  45  12.8  ( 8.4-18.9) 171  39.9  (33.6-46.5)
55-64  415  70  14.8  (10.7-20.1)  89  23.2  (17.7-29.9)  31   8.4  ( 4.4-15.5)  75  20.4  (15.6-26.3) 150  33.2  (26.9-40.1)
65+  639 147  20.8  (16.7-25.5)  64   8.9  ( 6.0-12.9)  62   7.5  ( 5.5-10.3) 115  20.7  (16.3-25.9) 251  42.1  (36.4-48.0)
     EDUCATION            
Less Than H.S.  661  99  11.3  ( 8.6-14.8) 121  21.5  (17.1-26.6)  70   8.4  ( 6.3-11.2) 112  18.0  (14.1-22.6) 259  40.8  (35.0-46.8)
H.S. or G.E.D.  670 116  15.1  (11.9-19.0) 133  20.0  (15.9-24.7)  42   7.4  ( 4.4-12.3)  85  13.7  (10.2-18.2) 294  43.8  (38.5-49.3)
Some Post-H.S.  382  66  14.8  (10.5-20.6)  83  24.7  (18.9-31.7)  17   3.1  ( 1.7- 5.5)  48  13.0  ( 9.2-18.0) 168  44.4  (37.0-52.0)
College Graduate  177  28  13.9  ( 8.8-21.5)  31  20.6  (12.7-31.5)   8   3.4  ( 1.5- 7.5)  17  12.3  ( 6.6-21.8)  93  49.8  (39.5-60.0)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME            
Less than $15,000  472  64  11.9  ( 8.4-16.6)  93  23.0  (17.5-29.5)  45   6.8  ( 4.7- 9.7)  68  15.8  (11.6-21.1) 202  42.6  (36.4-49.0)
$15,000- 24,999  329  51  11.2  ( 7.4-16.6)  65  22.8  (16.9-30.1)  20   7.1  ( 3.7-13.2)  46  14.5  (10.2-20.4) 147  44.4  (36.7-52.3)
$25,000- 34,999  158  29  20.9  (13.3-31.4)  41  29.5  (20.2-40.8)   3   1.6  ( 0.3- 7.5)  15   8.3  ( 4.3-15.5)  70  39.7  (30.2-50.0)
$35,000- 49,999  148  29  15.5  ( 9.1-25.1)  37  25.8  (17.7-36.0)   8   3.9  ( 1.8- 8.3)  14  12.3  ( 6.7-21.6)  60  42.5  (32.0-53.7)
$50,000 - 74,999   97  15   9.9  ( 4.9-19.1)  22  19.6  (11.3-32.0)   3   1.6  ( 0.3- 7.0)  17  19.4  (10.8-32.4)  40  49.5  (36.2-62.8)
$75,000 +   54   6  10.0  ( 3.9-23.5)  14  30.3  (15.6-50.5)   2   3.2  ( 0.8-12.4)   8   9.6  ( 4.3-20.2)  24  46.8  (28.4-66.2)

*This question is asked to respondents who stated that they were limited in daily activities or had to use
special equipment.
First four most frequent response categories presented here. OTHER category was formed from the remaining
responses.
#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.