Have you ever seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3569 2721  73.8  (71.5-76.0) 848  26.2  (24.0-28.5)
     GENDER      
Male 1132  857  72.1  (68.0-75.9) 275  27.9  (24.1-32.0)
Female 2437 1864  75.2  (72.6-77.7) 573  24.8  (22.3-27.4)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 3368 2562  73.9  (71.5-76.1) 806  26.1  (23.9-28.5)
African American/NH  103   82  76.1  (60.4-86.9)  21  23.9  (13.1-39.6)
Hispanic   47   37  70.8  (44.1-88.2)  10  29.2  (11.8-55.9)
       AGE      
18-24   79   45  61.5  (45.8-75.1)  34  38.5  (24.9-54.2)
25-34  291  191  66.1  (58.5-73.0) 100  33.9  (27.0-41.5)
35-44  548  354  63.7  (57.4-69.6) 194  36.3  (30.4-42.6)
45-54  783  574  72.8  (68.0-77.1) 209  27.2  (22.9-32.0)
55-64  795  624  79.4  (75.3-82.9) 171  20.6  (17.1-24.7)
65+ 1063  924  86.5  (83.5-89.0) 139  13.5  (11.0-16.5)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S.  908  730  75.7  (71.1-79.8) 178  24.3  (20.2-28.9)
H.S. or G.E.D. 1387 1046  73.1  (69.1-76.8) 341  26.9  (23.2-30.9)
Some Post-H.S.  770  576  74.4  (69.5-78.7) 194  25.6  (21.3-30.5)
College Graduate  498  363  71.9  (65.7-77.3) 135  28.1  (22.7-34.3)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  714  595  80.8  (75.4-85.3) 119  19.2  (14.7-24.6)
$15,000- 24,999  638  461  71.6  (66.1-76.5) 177  28.4  (23.5-33.9)
$25,000- 34,999  372  253  63.2  (54.9-70.8) 119  36.8  (29.2-45.1)
$35,000- 49,999  363  257  67.0  (60.2-73.3) 106  33.0  (26.7-39.8)
$50,000 - 74,999  304  218  73.0  (65.3-79.6)  86  27.0  (20.4-34.7)
$75,000 +  213  160  74.6  (65.2-82.1)  53  25.4  (17.9-34.8)

*This question is asked to respondents who reported having pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around
a joint in the past 30 days and the jointsymptoms beginning more than three months ago.
# 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.