AOCBC-9 Increase the proportion of adults with chronic joint symptoms who have seen a health care provider for their symptoms

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)
72.0 (2008)
Target
79.2
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over with chronic joint symptoms who saw a health care provider for their symptoms
Denominator
Number of adults aged 18 years and over with chronic joint symptoms
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Arthritis Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

Have you EVER seen a doctor or other health professional for these joint symptoms?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

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 in or around a joint?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[yes, and:]

Did your joint symptoms FIRST begin more than 3 months ago?

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

Comments

Age Adjustment
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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+
  • Education Level: 25-44, 45-64, 65-74,75+
  • Family Income Level: 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+
  • Disability Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74,75+
  • Geographic Location: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74,75+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74,75+

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.