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CDC Says 1 in 5 Have Arthritis


How common is arthritis?  A lot more than you might think… next

CDC Says 1 In 5 Have Arthritis 

In the United States, doctor-diagnosed arthritis is a common and widespread chronic condition (1,2). Arthritis is a leading cause of disability (3) and is projected to affect 78.4 million adults by 2040.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has analyzed 2013–2015 the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to provide estimates of arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitations.

They have estimated that 54.4 million adults (22.7%) have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and that nearly 24 million adults with arthritis had activity limitations attributable to arthritis. This number has increased 20% since 2002.

Interestingly, nearly half of all adults with heart disease or diabetes have arthritis as do 30% of adults with obesity.

Comment: The incidence will probably continue to grow I think

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