26 AUGUST
2016

Scope of Arthritis Effects in America - Community Education at Pulse Uniform | Community Education Pulse Uniform

Video Transcript:

Arthritis Facts

  • Arthritis is the common cause of disability in the United
    States.
  • 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
    arthritis.
  • 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.

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