Share of U.S. adults with arthritis and severe joint pain 2017, by state

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. with arthritis who had arthritis-attributable severe joint pain in 2017, by state. As of this time, around 41.4 percent of adults in Alabama with arthritis had arthritis-attributable severe joint pain.

Percentage of adults with arthritis in the U.S. who had arthritis-attributable severe joint pain in 2017, by state

Percentage of adults
Alabama 41.1%
Alaska 23.8%
Arizona 31.7%
Arkansas 42.4%
California 29.7%
Colorado 20.8%
Connecticut 28.5%
Delaware 34.6%
District of Columbia 40.4%
Florida 42%
Georgia 29.2%
Hawaii 27.3%
Idaho 26.1%
Illinois 28.4%
Indiana 30.3%
Iowa 22.4%
Kansas 26.6%
Kentucky 39.2%
Louisiana 39%
Maine 22.2%
Maryland 31.8%
Massachusetts 25.9%
Michigan 34.8%
Minnesota 22.1%
Mississippi 45.2%
Missouri 30.8%
Montana 27.2%
Nebraska 22.9%
Nevada 31%
New Hampshire 24.7%
New Jersey 34%
New Mexico 38.7%
New York 32.8%
North Carolina 43.6%
North Dakota 21.7%
Ohio 32.4%
Oklahoma 32.9%
Oregon 23.7%
Pennsylvania 28.9%
Rhode Island 33.2%
South Carolina 38.5%
South Dakota 22.4%
Tennessee 36.7%
Texas 35.5%
Utah 22.4%
Vermont 22.5%
Virginia 30.7%
Washington 22.1%
West Virginia 37.5%
Wisconsin 26.9%
Wyoming 23.6%
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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

435,331 adults

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Among adults aged ≥18 years with arthritis

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Doctor-diagnosed arthritis was defined as an affirmative response to the question “Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?"
Age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. projected adult population, using three age groups: 18–44, 45–64, and ≥65 years.

Severe joint pain was defined as a response of 7–10 to “Please think about the past 30 days, keeping in mind all of your joint pain or aching and whether or not you have taken medication. On a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is no pain or aching and 10 is pain or aching as bad as it can be, during the past 30 days, how bad was your joint pain on average?” Overall, 141,744 (98.4%) respondents with arthritis had severe joint pain data available.

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