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Were these symptoms present on most days for at least one month?*


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1339 808  58.9  (55.9-61.9) 531  41.1  (38.1-44.1)
GENDER      
Male  481 277  56.7  (51.7-61.6) 204  43.3  (38.4-48.3)
Female  858 531  60.7  (57.0-64.4) 327  39.3  (35.6-43.0)
RACE      
White 1078 659  59.6  (56.2-62.9) 419  40.4  (37.1-43.8)
African American  230 133  56.3  (48.6-63.7)  97  43.7  (36.3-51.4)
AGE      
18-24   56  21  34.3  (21.6-49.7)  35  65.7  (50.3-78.4)
25-34  159  72  49.4  (39.8-59.1)  87  50.6  (40.9-60.2)
35-44  249 134  54.9  (48.0-61.6) 115  45.1  (38.4-52.0)
45-54  273 156  57.3  (50.4-63.8) 117  42.7  (36.2-49.6)
55-64  227 146  63.9  (56.7-70.5)  81  36.1  (29.5-43.3)
65+  368 275  72.0  (66.6-76.9)  93  28.0  (23.1-33.4)
EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S.  273 189  67.5  (61.0-73.4)  84  32.5  (26.6-39.0)
H.S. or G.E.D.  405 249  57.9  (52.2-63.3) 156  42.1  (36.7-47.8)
Some Post-H.S.  338 195  58.2  (52.1-64.1) 143  41.8  (35.9-47.9)
College Graduate  319 173  54.2  (47.7-60.6) 146  45.8  (39.4-52.3)
HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  183 141  73.1  (64.6-80.1)  42  26.9  (19.9-35.4)
$15,000- 24,999  254 171  69.3  (62.8-75.2)  83  30.7  (24.8-37.2)
$25,000- 34,999  176  98  53.7  (45.4-61.8)  78  46.3  (38.2-54.6)
$35,000- 49,999  207 123  62.7  (54.9-69.9)  84  37.3  (30.1-45.1)
$50,000+  311 162  50.0  (43.7-56.3) 149  50.0  (43.7-56.3)

*This question is asked to respondents who reported having pain, aching, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint.
#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.