Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of adults with provider-diagnosed arthritis who experience a limitation in activity due to arthritis or joint symptoms
Baseline: 41.9 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with provider-diagnosed arthritis experienced a limitation in activity due to arthritis or joint symptoms in 2016 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 38.7 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Many adults with arthritis have trouble doing daily activities. This is linked to more pain and disability, higher costs, and lower quality of life for people with arthritis. Strategies that teach people to manage their arthritis, like interventions to increase physical activity, may help address activity limitations by reducing pain and disability.
Workgroup: Arthritis Workgroup