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ALASKA ADULTS >18 WITH DOCTOR-DIAGNOSED ARTHRITIS (DRDX+), BRFSS 2007

DOCTOR-DIAGNOSED ARTHRITIS (DRDX+)
(STANDARD TABLE 1)
  • 240,000 adults have doctor diagnosed arthritis; 29% of all adults have DRDX+
  • 97,000 men have DRDX+ (25%)
  • 143,000 women have DRDX+ (33%)
  • 44,000 adults 18-44 have DRDX+ (11%)
  • 106,000 adults 45-64 have DRDX+ (39%)
  • 88,000 adults 65 and older have DRDX+ (59%)
  • 217,000 non-Hispanic white adults have DRDX+ (31%)
  • 5,000 non-Hispanic black adults have DRDX+ (22%)
  • 8,000 Hispanic adults have DRDX+ (13%)
  • 22,000 adults with less than a high school education have DRDX+ (32%)
  • 70,000 adults with a high school education have DRDX+ (31%)
  • 147,000 adults with more than a high school education have DRDX+ (28%)
  • 69,000 obese adults have DRDX+ (41%)
  • 42,000 adults who are physically inactive have DrDX+
  • 44% of adults who are physically inactive have DrDX+

ACTIVITY LIMITATION DUE TO ARTHRITIS OR JOINT SYMPTOMS
(STANDARD TABLE 2)
  • 80,000 adults have activity limitation due to arthritis or joint symptoms.
  • 10% of the adult population has activity limitation due to arthritis or joint symptoms.
  • 33% of adults with arthritis have activity limitation due to arthritis or joint symptoms.
  • 31,000 ( 8%) men have activity limitation; (32%) of men with DRDX+ have act limitation due to arthritis.
  • 49,000 (11%) of women have activity limitation; (34%) of women with DRDX+ have activity limitation due to arthritis.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, BODY WEIGHT, AND HEALTH STATUS AMONG ADULTS WITH ARTHRITIS
(STANDARD TABLE 3)
  • Of adults with arthritis 19% report they are inactive and another 39% are insufficiently active.
  • Of adults with arthritis 30% are obese and another 37% are overweight.
  • Of adults with arthritis 27% report fair or poor health.

ARTHRITIS AMONG ADULTS WITH DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, AND THEIR RISK FACTORS
(STANDARD TABLE 4)
  • Of adults with diabetes 34,000(57%) also have arthritis.
  • Of adults with heart disease 31,000(60%) also have arthritis.
  • Of adults with high blood pressure 114,000(48%) also have arthritis.
  • Of adults with high cholesterol 106,000(42%) also have arthritis.
  • Of adults who are overweight 86,000(29%) also have arthritis.
  • Of adults who are obese 69,000(41%) also have arthritis.
  • Of adults who are inactive 42,000(44%) also have arthritis.

MANAGEMENT OF ARTHRITIS SYMPTOMS
(STANDARD TABLE 5)
  • 172,000 (76%) of adults with arthritis can do everything or most things they want to do.
  • 55,000 (24%) of adults with arthritis can do some things or hardly anything they want to do.
  • 77,000 (34%) of adults with arthritis were told by their doctor to lose weight.
  • 133,000 (58%) of adults with arthritis were told by their doctor to exercise.
  • 26,000 (11%) of adults with arthritis have every taken a course or class to manage their arthritis.

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