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Table 2 Impact-of-arthritis outcomes in individuals with arthritis by age group (n = 4565)

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

Outcomes Overall Age group (years)
   20–44 45–64 65–74 75+
Number % (95 % CI)a % (95 % CI)a % (95 % CI)a % (95 % CI)a % (95 % CI)a
Joint pain
 (severe and frequent) 1103 26.0 (23.6–28.4) 23.1 (17.2–28.9) 28.5 (24.1–32.9)** 26.7 (21.8–31.6) 20.8 (16.8–24.9)
Fatigue
 (severe and frequent) 804 19.8 (17.4–22.3) 28.8 (22.3–35.3)*** 21.8 (17.3–26.2) 13.6 (10.5–16.7) 16.1 (12.5–19.8)
Sleep
 (limited a lot) 1037 24.4 (21.9–27.0) 24.2 (18.5–30.0) 28.8 (24.0–33.6)*** 20.7 (16.5–24.9) 18.0 (14.0–21.9)
IADLs
 (≥3 IADLs limited a lot) 504 11.0 (9.3–12.8) 11.0 (6.6–15.4)b 11.0 (8.0–14.0) 10.0 (7.3–12.7) 12.2 (9.1–15.4)
General health
 (fair or poor) 1334 30.4 (27.6–33.2) 22.5 (17.1–27.8)** 30.5 (25.6–35.4) 32.4 (27.9–36.9) 33.0 (27.9–38.0)
Life stress
 (quite a bit or extremely stressful) 862 20.5 (18.5–22.5) 31.6 (25.0–38.1)*** 25.4 (21.7–29.0)*** 12.1 (9.3–14.9) 10.6 (7.7–13.5)
Mental health
 (fair or poor) 428 11.8 (9.3–14.3) 12.5 (8.3–16.6)b*** 17.2 (12.3–22.9)*** 6.2 (3.9–8.4)b 4.4 (2.9–5.9)b
  1. 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases, Arthritis Component
  2. aPrevalence estimates (%) and 95 % confidence intervals (95 % CI) are based on weighted data; IADLs Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; bHigh sampling variability (the coefficient of variation is between 16.6 and 33.3 %); Statistically significantly different from those in the oldest age group (75+ years): *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001