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 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6343 2712  34.2  (32.5-36.1) 3631  65.8  (63.9-67.5)
     GENDER      
Male 2091  758  30.0  (27.3-32.8) 1333  70.0  (67.2-72.7)
Female 4252 1954  38.0  (35.7-40.4) 2298  62.0  (59.6-64.3)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 5951 2573  34.9  (33.1-36.8) 3378  65.1  (63.2-66.9)
African American/NH  190   74  29.6  (21.9-38.6)  116  70.4  (61.4-78.1)
       AGE      
18-24  399   35   7.8  ( 4.8-12.5)  364  92.2  (87.5-95.2)
25-34  885  169  15.6  (12.6-19.1)  716  84.4  (80.9-87.4)
35-44 1184  351  27.6  (23.9-31.6)  833  72.4  (68.4-76.1)
45-54 1226  547  43.1  (38.9-47.4)  679  56.9  (52.6-61.1)
55-64 1035  586  52.5  (47.9-57.1)  449  47.5  (42.9-52.1)
65+ 1598 1016  60.1  (56.7-63.4)  582  39.9  (36.6-43.3)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 1433  849  47.7  (43.6-51.9)  584  52.3  (48.1-56.4)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2481  991  32.3  (29.5-35.3) 1490  67.7  (64.7-70.5)
Some Post-H.S. 1452  560  31.5  (28.2-34.9)  892  68.5  (65.1-71.8)
College Graduate  965  309  28.8  (24.6-33.5)  656  71.2  (66.5-75.4)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  884  535  49.6  (42.6-56.6)  349  50.4  (43.4-57.4)
$15,000- 24,999  993  430  36.9  (32.6-41.5)  563  63.1  (58.5-67.4)
$25,000- 34,999  700  254  30.0  (25.4-35.0)  446  70.0  (65.0-74.6)
$35,000- 49,999  795  275  33.0  (28.0-38.3)  520  67.0  (61.7-72.0)
$50,000 - 74,999  673  198  25.9  (21.4-30.9)  475  74.1  (69.1-78.6)
$75,000 +  452  121  24.4  (18.8-31.0)  331  75.6  (69.0-81.2)

#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.