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Statistics about Arthritis

Cause statistics for Arthritis:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Arthritis:

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Arthritis:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Arthritis

Prevalance of Arthritis: 37 million Americans (NIAMS)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 7 or 13.60% or 37 million people in USA [about 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 statistics about 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)
  • 20.8% of noninstitutionalised adults had arthritic symptoms in the US 2002 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 47,700 home care patients had osteoarthritis and allied disorders in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 3.5% of home care patients had osteoarthritis and allied disorders in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 186,700 nursing home care patients had osteoarthritis and allied disorders in the US 1999 (National Nursing Home Survey, 1999 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
  • 11.5% of nursing home care patients had osteoarthritis and allied disorders in the US 1999 (National Nursing Home Survey, 1999 Summary, NCHS, CDC)
  • Arthritis statistics for Australia:
    • 2,576,000 people self-reported having arthritis in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1,042,000 men self-reported having arthritis in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1,535,000 women self-reported having arthritis in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 13.9% of population self-reported having arthritis in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 11.7% of male population self-reported having arthritis in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 15.8% of female population self-reported having arthritis in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Society statistics for Arthritis

  Costs for Arthritis: $15.2 billion annually

  Costs for Arthritis: Recent estimates place the direct medical cost of arthritis at $15.2 billion per year, with total costs of medical care and lost wages exceeding $64 billion. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Arthritis: CDC-OC)

Cost statistics for Arthritis:

The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Arthritis:

  • $65 billion each year in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Total costs of medical care and lost wages exceeding $64 billion (CDC Media Relations Facts About Arthritis: CDC-OC)

  Hospitalizations for Arthritis: 750,000 hospitalizations annually USA (CDC)

Hospitalization statistics for Arthritis:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Arthritis:

  • 0.05% (6,633) of hospital consultant episodes were for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 73% of hospital consultant episodes for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9% of hospital consultant episodes for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.045% (23,708) of hospital bed days were for seropositive rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.26% (33,294) of hospital consultant episodes were for other rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for other rheumatoid arthritis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for other rheumatoid arthritis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for other rheumatoid arthritis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for other rheumatoid arthritis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for other rheumatoid arthritis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospital consultant episodes for other rheumatoid arthritis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for other rheumatoid arthritis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.24% (127,221) of hospital bed days were for other rheumatoid arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (13) of hospital consultant episodes were for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77% of hospital consultant episodes for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (58) of hospital bed days were for psoriatic and enteropathic arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.03% (3,853) of hospital consultant episodes were for juvenile arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for juvenile arthritis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30% of hospital consultant episodes for juvenile arthritis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for juvenile arthritis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for juvenile arthritis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for juvenile arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for juvenile arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 12 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for juvenile arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for juvenile arthritis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for juvenile arthritis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66% of hospital consultant episodes for juvenile arthritis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (5,158) of hospital bed days were for juvenile arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.025% (3,249) of hospital consultant episodes were for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for gout required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for gout were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for gout were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for gout required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for gout occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for gout occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for gout were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.04% (20,855) of hospital bed days were for gout in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (731) of hospital consultant episodes were for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for other crystal arthropathies were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.006% (3,255) of hospital bed days were for other crystal arthropathies in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.044% (5,566) of hospital consultant episodes were for other arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for other arthritis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for other arthritis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for other arthritis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for other arthritis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for other arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for other arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for other arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for other arthritis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for other arthritis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for other arthritis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.052% (27,527) of hospital bed days were for other arthritis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.03% (3,563) of hospital consultant episodes were for polyarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for polyarthrosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for polyarthrosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69% of hospital consultant episodes for polyarthrosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for polyarthrosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for polyarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for polyarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 69 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for polyarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21% of hospital consultant episodes for polyarthrosis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37% of hospital consultant episodes for polyarthrosis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for polyarthrosis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.05% (25,271) of hospital bed days were for polyarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.38% (48,925) of hospital consultant episodes were for coxarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for coxarthrosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for coxarthrosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for coxarthrosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for coxarthrosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for coxarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for coxarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for coxarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for coxarthrosis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for coxarthrosis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for coxarthrosis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.809% (424,306) of hospital bed days were for coxarthrosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.59% (75,545) of hospital consultant episodes were for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3% of hospital consultant episodes for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 27% of hospital consultant episodes for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29% of hospital consultant episodes for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.866% (454,298) of hospital bed days were for gonarthrosis or arthrosis of knee in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

  Physician office visits for Arthritis: 44 million physician visits annually USA (CDC)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Arthritis. 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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