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Arthritis is all around us, yet its impact on individuals, their families, employers and the country is far greater, more serious and costlier than most people realize. 200 carefully researched facts about arthritis. More than 50 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That’s 1 in 4 people over age 18. Almost 300,000 babies and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition. That’s 1 in 250 children.
The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans. Number of people expected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis by the year 2040: more than 78 million. Arthritis is the nation’s No. Almost two-thirds of adults in the U. One-third of working-age people with arthritis have limitations in their ability to work, the type of work they can do or whether they can work part time or full time. People with arthritis or a rheumatic condition lose more workdays every year due to illness or injury than adults with any other medical condition.
172 million workdays every year. Arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disorders are among the five most costly conditions among adults 18 and older. Arthritis is much more common among people who have other chronic conditions. 49 percent of adults with heart disease have arthritis. 47 percent of adults with diabetes have arthritis.
44 percent of adults with high blood pressure have arthritis. 31 percent of adults who are obese have arthritis. One-third of adults with arthritis age 45 and older have either anxiety or depression. People who have arthritis and other chronic health condition have trouble getting enough physical activity to improve their health.