Arthritis - (Calculated Variable)**
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6332 2687  48.7  (46.7-50.8) 3645  51.3  (49.2-53.3)
     GENDER      
Male 2090  966  50.7  (47.5-53.9) 1124  49.3  (46.1-52.5)
Female 4242 1721  47.0  (44.4-49.6) 2521  53.0  (50.4-55.6)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 5939 2488  48.1  (46.0-50.2) 3451  51.9  (49.8-54.0)
African American/NH  190   94  53.3  (42.8-63.4)   96  46.7  (36.6-57.2)
       AGE      
18-24  397  298  73.5  (65.7-80.0)   99  26.5  (20.0-34.3)
25-34  884  575  67.2  (62.4-71.8)  309  32.8  (28.2-37.6)
35-44 1181  611  52.5  (48.3-56.8)  570  47.5  (43.2-51.7)
45-54 1225  439  36.7  (32.6-40.9)  786  63.3  (59.1-67.4)
55-64 1037  312  32.3  (28.2-36.7)  725  67.7  (63.3-71.8)
65+ 1592  445  30.7  (27.5-34.1) 1147  69.3  (65.9-72.5)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1431  417  37.9  (33.6-42.4) 1014  62.1  (57.6-66.4)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2480 1115  50.5  (47.1-53.8) 1365  49.5  (46.2-52.9)
Some Post-H.S. 1450  655  48.6  (44.5-52.7)  795  51.4  (47.3-55.5)
College Graduate  961  496  56.0  (51.1-60.8)  465  44.0  (39.2-48.9)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  882  237  37.3  (29.6-45.8)  645  62.7  (54.2-70.4)
$15,000- 24,999  994  403  46.2  (41.3-51.2)  591  53.8  (48.8-58.7)
$25,000- 34,999  699  341  52.8  (47.1-58.4)  358  47.2  (41.6-52.9)
$35,000- 49,999  794  385  49.5  (44.2-54.7)  409  50.5  (45.3-55.8)
$50,000 - 74,999  673  363  58.2  (52.5-63.6)  310  41.8  (36.4-47.5)
$75,000 +  450  243  55.8  (48.9-62.5)  207  44.2  (37.5-51.1)

*For this calculated variable 'Yes' means that respondents have eitherchronic joint symptoms or have ever
been told by a doctor that they have arthritis. 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.