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Prevalence and Incidence of Arthritis

Prevalance of Arthritis:

37 million Americans (NIAMS) ... see also overview of Arthritis.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 7 or 13.60% or 37 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "37 million Americans (NIAMS)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of Arthritis:

For details see prevalence of types of Arthritis analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Incidence of types of Arthritis:

For details see incidence of types of Arthritis analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Prevalance of Arthritis:

An estimated 40 million people in the United States have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions. By the year 2020, this number is expected to reach 59 million. Rheumatic diseases are the leading cause of disability among adults age 65 and older. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Prevelance of Arthritis discussion:

Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions are chronic and disabling, and affect an estimated 40 million Americans. Nearly 50% of persons (Source: excerpt from Facts About Arthritis: CDC-OC)

Prevelance statistics for Arthritis:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Arthritis:

  • 245 per 1000 (NHIS95)
  • 43 million people with arthritis in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 1 in 6 people in the US have arthritis (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • More than 26.4 million women have arthritis in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • At least 40 million people in the US (American Medical Women’s Association)
  • Estimated 60 million expected cases in the US 2020 (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Estimated 36 million expected cases in women in the US 2020 (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 42.7 million noninstitutionalised adults had arthritic symptoms in the US 2002 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
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More Statistics about Arthritis:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Arthritis usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Arthritis at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Arthritis refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Arthritis diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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