Each year, May is designated as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. Arthritis affects one out of every five adults, 300,000 children, and countless families. Unless we do action, these numbers will continue to rise.

Learning the facts, recognising your condition, and knowing that help is on the way are the first steps toward fighting arthritis. Below you’ll discover some eye-opening data concerning the present state of arthritis in the United States, as well as resources to help you learn more about the disease and how you can help and get involved.

By the Numbers: Arthritis
  • Anxiety or sadness affects one-third of persons with arthritis aged 45 and up.
  • Working-age people with arthritis are restricted in their capacity to work, the type of work they can do, and whether they can work part-time or full-time in 1/3 of cases.
  • Arthritis affects 36 percent of obese persons.
  • Arthritis affects 44% of adults with high blood pressure.
  • Arthritis affects 52 percent of persons with diabetes.
  • Arthritis affects 57 percent of persons with heart disease.
  • Almost 300,000 babies, children, and teenagers suffer from arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Arthritis and related illnesses cost the U.S. economy more than $156 billion in missed income and medical expenses each year.
  • Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States.
  • Doctor-diagnosed arthritis affects around 53 million persons, with that number anticipated to rise to 67 million by 2030.
  • Every year, people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, the two most common types of arthritis, miss a total of 172 million workdays.
  • Arthritis causes roughly 1 million hospitalizations each year.
  • Men and women in their working years (ages 18 to 64) who have arthritis are less likely to be employed than individuals of the same age who do not have arthritis.

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