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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

* Based on response to the 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.

§ 95% confidence interval.

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%).

SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2006. Information available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 7/26/2007

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