AOCBC-6.1 Reduce the unemployment rate among adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis

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
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
35.0 (2008)
Target
31.5
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 – 64 years with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who report being unemployed
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 -64 years with doctor-diagnosed arthritis
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

Which of the following {were/was} [PERSON] doing last week?

  1. Working for pay at a job or business
  2. With a job or business but not at work
  3. Looking for work
  4. Working, but not for pay, at a job or business
  5. Not working at a job or business

[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
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons are considered employed if they answered “yes” to “working at a job or business” or “with a job or business but not at work.”

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

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

References and More Information

  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.