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Complete Health Indicator Report of Arthritis Prevalence

Definition

The percentage of adults who have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.

Numerator

Number of adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System who have been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that they have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.

Denominator

Number of adults from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Data Interpretation Issues

Data for this indicator report are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing survey of adults regarding their health-related behaviors, health conditions, and preventive services. Data are collected in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories. Responses have been weighted to reflect the New Mexico adult population by age, sex, ethnicity, geographic region, marital status, education level, home ownership and type of phone ownership. The survey is conducted using scientific telephone survey methods for landline and cellular phones (with cellular since 2011). The landline phone portion of the survey excludes adults living in group quarters such as college dormitories, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons. The cellular phone portion of the survey includes adult students living in college dormitories but excludes other group quarters. Beginning with 2011, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods by adding in calls to cell phones and changing its weighting methods. These changes improve BRFSS' ability to take into account the increasing proportion of U.S. adults using only cellular telephones as well as to adjust survey data to improve the representativeness of the estimates generated from the survey. Results have been adjusted for the probability of selection of the respondent, and have been weighted to the adult population by age, gender, phone type, detailed race/ethnicity, renter/owner, education, marital status, and geographic area. Lastly and importantly, these changes mean that the data from years prior to 2011 are not directly comparable to data from 2011 and beyond. Please see the [https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/view/docs/Query/BRFSS/BRFSS_fact_sheet_Aug2012.pdf BRFSS Method Change Factsheet]. The "missing" and "don't know" responses are removed before calculating a percentage.

Why Is This Important?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)^1^, arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults and continues to be the most common cause of disability in the United States. Common arthritis symptoms of pain and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis). Arthritis includes over 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joint and other connective tissue. Other forms include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and gout. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve auto-immune processes in which the body's immune system attacks joint tissue and various internal organs of the body. Although arthritis is more commonly seen in older adults, young and working age adults can also be affected. All of the human and economic costs are projected to increase over time as the population ages. [[br]][[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont # Centers for Disease Control and ''Prevention Healthy People 2020 Arthritis Overview''. Downloaded from [http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/Arthritis-Osteoporosis-and-Chronic-Back-Conditions] on 1/21/2016. }}

Other Objectives

Similar to HP2020 objective AOCBC-2: Reduce the proportion of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who experience a limitation in activity due to arthritis or joint symptoms.

How Are We Doing?

Rates of diagnosed arthritis among NM adults have remained stable, consistent with national trends.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

New Mexico's percent of adults with arthritis is similar to the national median percent.

Evidence-based Practices

Interventions that can reduce arthritis pain and functional limitations include: * Increased physical activity * Self-management education * Weight loss among overweight/obese adults


Related Indicators

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Prevalence of Diagnosed Arthritis among Adults by Year, New Mexico and U.S., 2005-2009 and 2011-2013

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BRFSS by weighting method by NM vs. U.S.YearPercentage with ArthritisLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 13
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200524.4%23.1%25.7%1,7735,443
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200727.2%25.8%28.6%2,2406,450
New Mexico, Post-stratification Weights200925.7%24.5%27.0%3,0168,543
New Mexico, Raked Weights201124.2%23.2%25.3%3,0459,388
New Mexico, Raked Weights201223.9%22.9%25.0%2,6998,757
New Mexico, Raked Weights201324.4%23.2%25.6%2,8539,269
New Mexico, Raked Weights201425.8%24.5%27.2%2,8888,909
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200527.0%
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200727.5%
U.S., Post-stratification Weights200926.0%
U.S., Raked Weights201124.4%
U.S., Raked Weights201225.7%
U.S., Raked Weights201325.3%

Data Notes

The arthritis question is administered only in odd years for years 2005-2009. The arthritis question is administered every year from 2011-2014.   U.S. values are the median of all U.S. states and the District of Columbia for each particular year. Estimates for 2011 and forward should not be compared to earlier years (please refer to Data Interpretation Issues, below). Beginning with 2011 estimates, the BRFSS updated its surveillance methods. Therefore, estimates from 2011 and forward can not be compared to estimates from previous years.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Prevalence of Diagnosed Arthritis among Adults by Sex, New Mexico, 2014

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Sex, M/FPercentage with ArthritisLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 7
Male21.8%20.0%23.7%1,0543,747
Female29.7%27.9%31.6%1,8345,162
Total25.8%24.5%27.2%2,8888,909

Data Notes

The arthritis question is administered only in odd years for years 2005-2009. The arthritis question is administered every year from 2011-2014.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Prevalence of Diagnosed Arthritis among Adults by Race/Ethnicity, New Mexico, 2014

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Race/EthnicityPercentage with ArthritisLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 6
American Indian/Alaska Native14.0%11.2%17.5%148825
Asian/Pacific Islander10.7%4.6%22.7%Unstable1071
Black/African American25.5%16.5%37.2%45112
Hispanic23.2%21.2%25.4%8082,869
White31.2%29.3%33.2%1,7774,747
New Mexico25.8%24.5%27.2%2,8888,909

Data Notes

The arthritis question is administered only in odd years for years 2005-2009. The arthritis question is administered every year from 2011-2014.   *This count or rate is statistically unstable (RSE >0.30), and may fluctuate widely across time periods due to random variation (chance).

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Prevalence of Diagnosed Arthritis among Adults by County, New Mexico, 2011-2014

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CountyPercentage with ArthritisLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 34
Bernalillo25.2%22.2%28.3%3451,101
Catron26.7%18.6%36.7%44141
Chaves25.3%20.6%30.7%118347
Cibola37.0%27.7%47.5%86218
Colfax33.1%23.2%44.9%3487
Curry28.8%22.5%36.0%82232
De Baca36.2%26.4%47.2%46104
Dona Ana27.1%23.3%31.3%265754
Eddy23.2%18.4%28.8%96279
Grant27.6%21.0%35.4%58174
Guadalupe19.3%11.9%29.6%2183
Harding**Unstable28
Hidalgo24.1%15.6%35.4%3393
Lea21.3%17.1%26.1%103334
Lincoln30.2%22.4%39.4%47158
Los Alamos28.8%20.1%39.4%42121
Luna24.7%17.1%34.3%35105
McKinley14.8%11.7%18.5%115528
Mora39.1%29.8%49.4%59134
Otero30.7%24.6%37.7%100286
Quay33.7%22.4%47.2%2767
Rio Arriba34.4%27.1%42.4%100247
Roosevelt24.2%17.2%32.9%42112
Sandoval25.4%19.3%32.6%106340
San Juan23.2%20.4%26.2%3961,204
San Miguel41.8%32.1%52.2%62140
Santa Fe24.9%21.6%28.5%232791
Sierra33.5%22.0%47.3%3075
Socorro39.1%24.9%55.4%3182
Taos22.5%16.6%29.7%54188
Torrance30.8%24.3%38.1%91254
Union28.9%20.3%39.4%34108
Valencia30.5%22.9%39.3%77198
NM25.8%24.5%27.2%2,8888,909

Data Notes

The arthritis question is administered only in odd years for years 2005-2009. The arthritis question is administered every year from 2011-2014.   Estimates for the following counties have been aggregated for years 2011-2014 due to small numbers: Catron, De Baca, Guadelupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Mora, Torrance, and Union. The county-level BRFSS data used for this indicator report were weighted to be representative of the New Mexico Health Region populations. Had the data been weighted to be representative of each county population, the results would likely have been different.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.


Prevalence of Diagnosed Arthritis among Adults By Age, New Mexico, 2014

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Age GroupPercentage with ArthritisLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 12
18-348.3%6.4%10.7%961,307
35-4917.6%15.0%20.6%2751,598
50-6435.0%32.6%37.5%1,0342,953
65+50.0%47.4%52.6%1,4602,950

Data Notes

The arthritis question is administered only in odd years for years 2005-2009. The arthritis question is administered every year from 2011-2014.

Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, together with New Mexico Department of Health, Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau.

References and Community Resources

1. http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/ 2. Arthritis Foundation Self Help Programs: Exercise, Self-Management Education, Aquatics (http://www.arthritis.org/chapters/new-mexico/)

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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Content updated: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:33:09 MST