Data table for Figure 32. Adults 18 years of age and over reporting joint pain in the 30 days prior to interview, by severity level and selected characteristics: United States, 2003
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NOTE: See Chartbook Figure 32.

Any joint pain Severe joint pain Lesser joint pain
Characteristic Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
18 years and over31.
 18–44 years20.
 45–64 years39.90.611.50.428.50.6
 65 years and over49.90.813.60.536.30.8
Race and Hispanic origin
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 White only34.
 Black only27.80.911.20.616.60.7
 Asian only17.
Percent of poverty level
Below 100%30.60.913.40.617.20.7
100%–less than 200%34.00.811.50.522.60.7
200% or more30.

SE is standard error.

NOTES: Data are for the civilian noninstitutionalized population. Respondents were asked "During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness in or around a joint?" Respondents, who reported joint symptoms, were asked "During the past 30 days, how bad was your joint pain on average?" Respondents were instructed to answer on a scale of 0–10 where 0 is no pain or aching and 10 is pain or aching as bad as it can be. In this analysis, lesser joint pain was defined as 0–6 and severe pain was defined as a response of 7–10. This analysis excludes a small number of adults who did not provide information on both joint pain questions. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Asian only race includes persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Percent of poverty level is based on family income and family size and composition using U.S. Census Bureau poverty thresholds. Missing family income data were imputed for 36% of persons 18 years of age and over in 2003. See Appendix II, Family income; Hispanic origin; Poverty; Race. See related Table 57.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

From: Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans

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Health, United States, 2006: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
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Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2006 Nov.

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