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Prevalence of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitation --- United States, 2003--2005       Archived


Arthritis is highly prevalent among U.S. adults and is expected to affect approximately 67 million adults in the United States by 2030. This report updates estimates of the national prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation in the adult U.S. population. The findings indicate that during 2003--2005, approximately 46.4 million persons had doctor-diagnosed arthritis and 17.4 million had arthritis-attributable activity limitations, underscoring the need to increase availability of evidence-based arthritis prevention and management interventions. Created: 10/13/2006 by MMWR. Date Released: 10/13/2006. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.

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