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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics in individuals with arthritis (n = 4565)

From: Arthritis has an impact on the daily lives of Canadians young and old: results from a population-based survey

Characteristics Number % (95 % CI)a
Sex (female) 2886 63.1 (61.4–65.0)
Age group (years)   
 20–44 488 12.5 (11.2–13.8)
 45–64 1748 47.0 (45.1–48.9)
 65–74 1227 22.0 (20.5–23.6)
 75+ 1102 18.5 (17.3–19.7)
BMI (kg/m2)   
 Underweight or normal (<25.0) 1597 32.7 (30.4–35.1)
 Overweight (25.0–29.9) 1674 39.9 (37.1–42.7)
 Obese (>30.0) 1195 27.4 (25.0–29.8)
Post-secondary education 2676 68.7 (66.4–71.1)
Type of arthritis   
 OA 1755 38.0 (35.3–40.7)
 Inflammatory and other types of arthritis 646 16.3 (14.3–18.2)
 Inflammatory and other types of arthritis plus OA 142 2.5 (1.8–3.3)
  Does not know type of arthritis 1891 43.2 (40.2–46.2)
Multiple (≥4) painful joints 2581 55.2 (52.6–57.9)
Disease duration (≥10 years) 2316 50.3 (47.6–53.1)
Number of other chronic conditions   
 0 1282 28.8 (26.3–31.2)
 1 1485 36.3 (33.0–39.7)
 2 916 19.0 (17.1–20.9)
 3+ 634 15.9 (13.7–18.1)
  1. 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases, Arthritis Component
  2. aPrevalence estimates (%) and 95 % confidence intervals (95 % CI) are based on weighted data; BMI body mass index; OA osteoarthritis