What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the number of arthritis-related hospital admissions among Indiana residents per 10,000 people and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population. It includes primary diagnoses with ICD-9-CM codes of: 95.6, 95.7, 98.5, 99.3, 136.1, 274, 277.2, 287.0, 344.6, 353.0, 354.0, 355.5, 357.1, 390, 391, 437.4, 443.0, 446, 447.6, 696.0, 710–716, 719–721, 725–728, 729.0, 729.1, 729.4 (Excludes: 719.1, 728.4, 728.5) [Definitions from the National Arthritis Data Workgroup].

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: Sullivan County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: No goal has been developed

Measurement Period: 2014

Category: Arthritis and Orthopedic Conditions

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center