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AOCBC-1 Data Details

AOCBC-1 Reduce the mean level of joint pain among adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
mean (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
5.6 (2006)
Target
5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Level of joint pain in the past 30 days among adults aged 18 years and over with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who had joint symptoms in the past 30 days [Pain response on a scale of 0 – 10]
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who had joint symptoms in the past 30 days
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006 National Health Interview Survey Arthritis Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

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. During the past 30 days, how bad was your joint pain on average? Please 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.

[Response categories: 0 - 10]

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

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?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[If yes:] The next questions refer to your joints. Please do NOT include the back or neck. During the past 30 days, have you had any symptoms of pain, aching, or stiffness?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Sex: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Family Income: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Family Type: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Country of Birth: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Location: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Disability Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Arthritis Foundation, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Arthritis Action Plan: A Public Health Strategy. Atlanta, Georgia: Arthritis Foundation, 1999.
  2. Arthritis Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis. Atlanta, Georgia: Arthritis Foundation, 2010.
  3. United States Bone and Joint Decade: The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2008.