Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions affect approximately 46 million adults in the United States. Because U.S. adults are living longer, the number living with arthritis likely will increase. This report projects the number of adults in each state who will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitations in 2030. Created: 5/4/2007 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/1/2007. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
A Quick Look at Arthritis
Projected 2030 Prevalence of Self-Reported Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis and
Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitations — United States
June 1, 2007
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
safer, healthier people.
Joint stiffness, pain, and swelling are all symptoms of arthritis. There are
causes of arthritis, but it commonly develops when joint cartilage breaks down
due to wear and tear.
Arthritis is a common problem, affecting nearly 46 million Americans. This
number will probably increase, in part because people are living longer. You
have a greater risk of being disabled from arthritis if you are overweight or
physically inactive. Low impact exercises, such as walking, stretching, cycling,
swimming are easy on the joints and will help you stay strong and flexible.
even a small amount of weight can help by easing the stress on your joints.
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