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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

Work Disability Arthritis

How much does having arthritis affect the ability to work? More than you think… next

Study Examines Impact Of Arthritis, Multiple Chronic Conditions On People’s Lives.

Robert Preidt writing in Healthday reported that a study in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report suggests that “having a number of chronic health conditions was linked to work disability, significant mental distress, and limitations on social activities,” with such negative effects being “even greater if one of the chronic conditions was arthritis.” In fact, “among adults with one chronic condition, those with arthritis were much more likely than those without arthritis to have work disability (16 percent versus nine percent), according to Jin Qin and colleagues at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Comment: This pretty much is in keeping with the data as we know it. Arthritis is not benign.

Arthritis Most Common Cause For Disability

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Arthritis and Insurance – 5 Tips!

5 valuable tips that will save you time and money!

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