Arthritis by the Numbers

Book of Trusted Facts & Figures 

Arthritis is very common but not well understood. Arthritis affects individuals and families on many levels.

  • More than 1 in 4 adults has arthritis – and that number continues to grow
  • Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the U.S.
  • The total medical costs and earnings losses due to arthritis is estimated to be $303.5 billion, in 2013, nearly 1% of the gross domestic product that year.

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arthritis by the numbers

Arthritis by the Numbers

Our carefully-researched book of facts is designed to provide thought leaders with a trustworthy, easy-to-read source. Updated once per year, the 2019 edition of Arthritis by the Numbers was reviewed by patients as well as doctors and medical professionals. Patient involvement in everything we do is critical; their input into the making of this book is invaluable. Read the book!