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Staggering Arthritis statistics

Staggering arthritis statistics

Please don’t become another number on these Staggering Arthritis statistics.

Number of people who have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis 50 million
Number of adults with osteoarthritis 27 million
Number of adults with rheumatoid arthritis 1.5 million
Number of adults with gout 3 million
Number of adults with fibromyalgia 5 million
Number of annual deaths due to arthritis 9,367
Annual cost attributed to arthritis $86.2 billion
Arthritis Demographics Statistics
Percent of female’s with a doctor diagnosed case of arthritis 25.9 %
Percent of male’s with a doctor diagnosed case of arthritis 18.3 %
Number of Hispanic adults with a doctor-diagnosed case of arthritis 2.9 million
Number of blacks adults with a doctor-diagnosed case of arthritis 4.6 million
Number of Asian/Pacific adults with a doctor-diagnosed case of arthritis 667,000
Weight Related Arthritis Statistics
Percent of under/normal weight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis 16.4 %
Percent of overweight weight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis 21.4 %
Percent of obese weight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis 31.1 %
Percent of adults with arthritis who report no leisure time physical activities 44 %
Activity Limitations
Percent of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who report activity limitations 42 %
Percent of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who report work limitations 5 %
Percent of adults with arthritis who report severe psychological distress 6.6 %
Joint Replacement Statistics
Number of knee replacements performed due to arthritis 454,652
Number of hip replacements performed due to arthritis 232,857
Number of shoulder replacements performed due to arthritis 41,934
Number of other joint replacements performed due to arthritis 12,055

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