* Based on response of adults age 18 and older to the National Health Information Survey question, "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?"
† Estimates were age adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population and four age groups: 18--44 years, 45--64 years, 65--74 years, and >75 years. Estimates were based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2006, women were more likely than men to report having some form of arthritis or a related condition. The prevalence was higher for non-Hispanic white men (19.7%) than non-Hispanic black men (16.4%) and Hispanic men (11.0%). Non-Hispanic black women (25.2%) and non-Hispanic white women (24.2%) had comparable prevalence, but both groups of women were more likely to report having some form of arthritis or a related condition than Hispanic women (18.3%).
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2006. Information available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
For more information, see:
CDC Arthritis Web Page: http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/
Chronic Disease Prevention Arthritis at a Glance: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/aag/arthritis.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Who Reported Some Form of Arthritis or a Related Condition, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006. MMWR 2007;56:743 (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5629a7.htm)
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