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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had Some Form of Arthritis or a Related Condition,* by Race/Ethnicity and Hispanic† Subpopulation --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2009§

The figure shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who had some form of arthritis or a related condition, by race/ethnicity and Hispanic subpopulation in the United States in 2000, according to the National Health Interview Survey. During 2009, Hispanic adults (16.2%) were less likely to have been told by a doctor or other health-care professional that they had some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia compared with non-Hispanic white adults (23.6%) and non-Hispanic black adults (23.2%). Puerto Rican adults (27.4%) were more likely to have arthritis or a related condition than were other Hispanic subgroups.

* Respondents were asked if they had ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.

Persons of Hispanic origin might be of any race or combination of races.

§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population. Estimates are age-adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. standard population and using four age groups: 18--44 years, 45--64 years, 65--74 years, and ≥75 years.

95% confidence interval.

In 2009, Hispanic adults (16.2%) were less likely to have been told by a doctor or other health-care professional that they had some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia compared with non-Hispanic white adults (23.6%) and non-Hispanic black adults (23.2%). Puerto Rican adults (27.4%) were more likely to have arthritis or a related condition than were other Hispanic subgroups.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2009 data. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who had some form of arthritis or a related condition, by race/ethnicity and Hispanic subpopulation in the United States in 2000, according to the National Health Interview Survey. During 2009, Hispanic adults (16.2%) were less likely to have been told by a doctor or other health-care professional that they had some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia compared with non-Hispanic white adults (23.6%) and non-Hispanic black adults (23.2%). Puerto Rican adults (27.4%) were more likely to have arthritis or a related condition than were other Hispanic subgroups.



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