What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the percent of adults 18 and older who reported "yes" to the following question: "Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?"

Why is this indicator important?

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, limiting the activities of nearly 21 million adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2011

Category: Arthritis and Orthopedic Conditions

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System