Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
56.8 percent (2014)

53.1 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

56.8 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with provider-diagnosed arthritis had severe or moderate joint pain in 2014 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce the proportion of adults with provider-diagnosed arthritis who experience severe or moderate joint pain

Target-Setting Method


Moderate and severe joint pain can make it harder for people to do daily activities and affect their quality of life. Many adults with arthritis have severe pain, and it’s more common in certain racial/ethnic groups. Strategies to help people manage their condition, like interventions to increase physical activity, can reduce joint pain in adults with arthritis.

Workgroup: Arthritis Workgroup