Did your joint symptoms first begin more than 3 months ago?*
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4100 3572  83.9  (81.7-85.9) 528  16.1  (14.1-18.3)
     GENDER      
Male 1297 1133  82.7  (78.8-86.0) 164  17.3  (14.0-21.2)
Female 2803 2439  85.0  (82.5-87.1) 364  15.0  (12.9-17.5)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 3868 3371  84.1  (81.8-86.1) 497  15.9  (13.9-18.2)
African American/NH  118  103  86.5  (75.1-93.2)  15  13.5  ( 6.8-24.9)
Hispanic   51   47  95.2  (86.0-98.5)   4   4.8  ( 1.5-14.0)
       AGE      
18-24  113   79  65.1  (51.1-76.9)  34  34.9  (23.1-48.9)
25-34  388  291  71.3  (63.6-77.9)  97  28.7  (22.1-36.4)
35-44  669  548  80.2  (74.8-84.7) 121  19.8  (15.3-25.2)
45-54  899  783  88.6  (85.4-91.2) 116  11.4  ( 8.8-14.6)
55-64  882  796  90.5  (87.3-92.9)  86   9.5  ( 7.1-12.7)
65+ 1138 1065  92.7  (90.0-94.7)  73   7.3  ( 5.3-10.0)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S.  995  910  87.4  (81.6-91.5)  85  12.6  ( 8.5-18.4)
H.S. or G.E.D. 1575 1387  85.6  (82.5-88.2) 188  14.4  (11.8-17.5)
Some Post-H.S.  912  770  83.1  (78.0-87.2) 142  16.9  (12.8-22.0)
College Graduate  612  499  77.4  (71.2-82.5) 113  22.6  (17.5-28.8)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  767  715  92.9  (90.0-95.0)  52   7.1  ( 5.0-10.0)
$15,000- 24,999  731  638  84.9  (79.7-89.0)  93  15.1  (11.0-20.3)
$25,000- 34,999  424  372  87.8  (82.5-91.6)  52  12.2  ( 8.4-17.5)
$35,000- 49,999  435  363  80.6  (73.7-86.0)  72  19.4  (14.0-26.3)
$50,000 - 74,999  373  304  81.5  (74.7-86.8)  69  18.5  (13.2-25.3)
$75,000 +  266  213  77.9  (67.2-85.8)  53  22.1  (14.2-32.8)

*This question is asked to respondents who reported having pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around
a joint in past 30 days.
# 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.