- Arthritis is the common cause of disability in the United
- It is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than
heart disease, cancer or diabetes.
- The most common form of arthritis in the United States
is osteoarthritis followed by gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid
- There is no cure for most type of arthritis.
- 50 million adults in the United States have doctor-diagnosed
arthritis (just over 1 in 5 adults) and within 20 years,
the numbers will soar. By 2030, unless the trend is reversed,
an estimated 67 million Americans will have arthriti.
- Arthritis is the 2nd most frequently reported chronic
condition in the United States. The risk of it increases
with age and is more common among women than men.
- In all U.S. states, 1 in 20 working-age adults (18-64
years old) face work limitations because of arthritis. Among
those with arthritis, 1 in 3 has work limitations.
- An estimated 294,000 children under age of 18 years
old have some form of arthritis or rheumatic condition (this
represents approximately 1 in every 250 children).
- With regards to monetary value, arthritis and rheumatic
conditions cost the U.S. economy $128 billion annually.
- The CDC or Centers for Disease Control recommends for
people with arthritis to learn arthritis management strategies
including being active, watching their weight, seeing their
doctor and protecting their joints
- Arthritis may inflict anytime, at anyplace, to anybody
and that includes you. Awareness and a greater demand for
better health are essential keys in order for this disorder
to be prevented.