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AOCBC-7.1 Data Details

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AOCBC-7.1 Increase the proportion of overweight and obese adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who receive health care provider counseling for weight reduction

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
41.2 (2006)
Target: 
45.3
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of adults aged 18 years and over with doctor-diagnosed arthritis and who are overweight and obese and received health care provider counseling for weight reduction

Denominator: 

Number of adults aged 18 years and over with doctor-diagnosed arthritis and who are overweight and obese

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2006 National Health Interview Survey Arthritis Supplement:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    Has a doctor or other health professional ever suggested losing weight to help your arthritis or joint symptoms?

    1. Yes
    2. No

    How tall are you without shoes?

    How much do you weigh without shoes?

    [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
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to determine overweight and obesity. It is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. Overweight is defined as a BMI of 25.0 or greater and obesity is defined as a BMI of 30.0 or greater.

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    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 (percent poverty threshold): 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

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.