Arthritis Statistics

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Statistic Verification
Source: Center for Disease Control
Research Date: 7.9.2014
Arthritis Statistics 
Number of people who have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis50 million
Number of adults with osteoarthritis27 million
Number of adults with rheumatoid arthritis1.5 million
Number of adults with gout3 million
Number of adults with fibromyalgia5 million
Number of annual deaths due to arthritis9,367
Annual cost attributed to arthritis$86.2 billion
Arthritis Demographics Statistics 
Percent of female’s with a doctor diagnosed case of arthritis25.9 %
Percent of male’s with a doctor diagnosed case of arthritis18.3 %
Number of Hispanic adults with a doctor-diagnosed case of arthritis2.9 million
Number of blacks adults with a doctor-diagnosed case of arthritis4.6 million
Number of Asian/Pacific adults with a doctor-diagnosed case of arthritis667,000
Weight Related Arthritis Statistics 
Percent of under/normal weight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis16.4 %
Percent of overweight weight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis21.4 %
Percent of obese weight adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis31.1 %
Percent of adults with arthritis who report no leisure time physical activities44 %
Activity Limitations 
Percent of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who report activity limitations42 %
Percent of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who report work limitations5 %
Percent of adults with arthritis who report severe psychological distress6.6 %
Joint Replacement Statistics 
Number of knee replacements performed due to arthritis454,652
Number of hip replacements performed due to arthritis232,857
Number of shoulder replacements performed due to arthritis41,934
Number of other joint replacements performed due to arthritis12,055
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Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: May 5, 2017

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