From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:
The next questions ask about difficulties you may have doing certain activities because of a HEALTH PROBLEM. By "health problem" we mean any physical, mental, or emotional problem or illness (not including pregnancy).
By yourself, and without using any special equipment, how difficult is it for you to use fingers to grasp or handle small objects?
- Not at all difficult
- Only a little difficult
- Somewhat difficult
- Very difficult
- Can't do at all
- Do not do this activity
- Don't know
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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?