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Errata: Vol. 55, No. 40

In the report, "Prevalence of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitation---United States, 2003--2005," multiple errors occurred.

On page 1090, the last sentence of the last paragraph should read: "Prevalence also was higher among those who were obese (30.6%) or overweight (21.7%) compared with those who were normal weight or underweight (16.3%) and among those who were physically inactive (25.0%) compared with those who were physically active (19.5%)."

On page 1091, the two full paragraphs should read:

"Unadjusted analyses for arthritis-attributable activity limitations among adults indicated an estimated overall prevalence of 8.8%, or 18.9 million persons, with differences among groups that were similar to those for doctor-diagnosed arthritis prevalence. The exception was a similar prevalence for non-Hispanic blacks (9.2%) and non-Hispanic whites (9.6%). Age-adjusted analyses identified differences among groups that were similar to the unadjusted figures except that prevalence among non-Hispanic blacks (10.3%) significantly exceeded that for non-Hispanic whites (8.9%)."

"In unadjusted analyses of all adults reporting arthritis, 40.9% reported arthritis-attributable activity limitation (Table). Proportions were significantly higher among women (42.3%) compared with men (38.8%) and among non-Hispanic blacks (47.8%) and Hispanics (47.6%) compared with non-Hispanic whites (39.5%). Persons with arthritis and activity limitations also were more likely to have less than a high school education (54.1% versus 38.0%) or to be obese (47.6% versus 36.4% underweight/normal weight) or physically inactive (52.7% versus 31.3%). Age-adjusted analyses eliminated the significant difference between men and women, but did not otherwise change the results."

On page 1092, the first sentence of the first paragraph should read: "Editorial Note: The findings in this report indicate that 21.6% (46.4 million) of U.S. adults reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and 8.8% (18.9 million) reported arthritis-attributable activity limitation during 2003--2005."

On page 1091, data in the Table should read:


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