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Arthritis prevalence estimates by state

Arthritis is very common and affects at least 1 in 5 adults in every state
13.8-21.0%21.1-28.0%28.1-35.3%
Puerto RicoNew JerseyIndiana
HawaiiDist.of ColOhio
MinnesotaIowaOklahoma
CaliforniaKansasPennsylvania
ConnecticutMissouri
TexasSouth Carolina
ArizonaMichigan
IdahoMississippi
MassachusettsArkansas
South DakotaWest Virginia
UtahAlabama
WisconsinKentucky
Florida
Nevada
Colorado
Georgia
New York
Nebraska
New Mexico
Montana
Alaska
Maryland
Tennessee
New Hampshire
Louisiana
Virginia
Wyoming
Washington
North Dakota
Delaware
Oregon
Illinois
Vermont
North Carolina
Rhode Island
Maine

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Arthritis prevalence estimates in women and men by state

Arthritis is very common in every state, and more women have arthritis compared with men.
MenWomen
% %
Alabama27.7Alabama34.1
Alaska22.3Alaska27.5
Arizona20.0Arizona26.2
Arkansas25.1Arkansas33.6
California17.4California23.3
Colorado21.9Colorado26.0
Connecticut19.3Connecticut26.5
Delaware22.9Delaware28.3
Dist.of Col17.9Dist.of Col24.9
Florida21.8Florida25.9
Georgia21.0Georgia26.8
Hawaii18.9Hawaii20.3
Idaho19.3Idaho27.2
Illinois22.8Illinois28.7
Indiana24.4Indiana31.5
Iowa20.5Iowa24.9
Kansas20.4Kansas25.1
Kentucky32.6Kentucky35.3
Louisiana21.3Louisiana28.5
Maine25.1Maine29.9
Maryland21.8Maryland27.6
Massachusetts19.1Massachusetts27.0
Michigan25.5Michigan32.7
Minnesota17.1Minnesota22.8
Mississippi25.7Mississippi32.5
Missouri25.0Missouri32.4
Montana23.0Montana26.2
Nebraska22.5Nebraska26.3
Nevada22.9Nevada24.9
New Hampshire22.0New Hampshire27.7
New Jersey17.5New Jersey24.7
New Mexico22.1New Mexico26.8
New York20.8New York27.4
North Carolina22.5North Carolina30.0
North Dakota23.3North Dakota27.8
Ohio25.2Ohio31.8
Oklahoma25.4Oklahoma31.8
Oregon21.9Oregon29.3
Pennsylvania26.2Pennsylvania30.8
Puerto Rico13.8Puerto Rico21.6
Rhode Island23.5Rhode Island31.0
South Carolina25.6South Carolina32.1
South Dakota21.5South Dakota25.3
Tennessee22.8Tennessee26.6
Texas19.2Texas27.0
Utah19.7Utah27.2
Vermont24.2Vermont28.0
Virginia23.2Virginia27.5
Washington22.0Washington29.0
West Virginia28.2West Virginia33.1
Wisconsin21.7Wisconsin25.7
Wyoming23.1Wyoming27.7

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Arthritis prevalence projections through 2030

The percent of adults with arthritis is expected to increase in all 50 states between 2005 and 2030.
% change % change
Alabama24Montana42
Alaska46Nebraska20
Arizona134Nevada120
Arkansas32New Hampshire48
California61New Jersey34
Colorado42New Mexico53
Connecticut23New York19
Delaware50North Carolina57
Dist.of Col-24North Dakota17
Florida101Ohio14
Georgia56Oklahoma22
Hawaii32Oregon49
Idaho70Pennsylvania16
Illinois20Rhode Island25
Indiana21South Carolina46
Iowa18South Dakota23
Kansas22Tennessee37
Kentucky27Texas72
Louisiana46Utah68
Maine33Vermont37
Maryland40Virginia50
Massachusetts28Washington56
Michigan22West Virginia10
Minnesota41Wisconsin34
Mississippi30Wyoming34
Missouri25

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Prevalence of arthritis-attributable work limitation



Arthritis-Attributable work limitations affect at least 1 in 25 working-age adults in every state
4.0-5.5%5.6-6.9%7.0-12.6%
New JerseyMarylandIndiana
ConnecticutRhode IslandMichigan
Dist.of ColArizonaNorth Carolina
HawaiiVirginiaPennsylvania
MassachusettsFloridaNew Mexico
CaliforniaIllinoisTennessee
Puerto RicoNebraskaMissouri
DelawareTexasOhio
ColoradoVermontSouth Carolina
IowaOregonArkansas
MinnesotaGeorgiaOklahoma
UtahNew YorkMississippi
New HampshireNorth DakotaWest Virginia
WisconsinAlaskaAlabama
KansasNevadaKentucky
South DakotaWashington
Idaho
Louisiana
Wyoming
Montana
Maine

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Proportion of arthritis-attributable work limitation



Arthritis-Attributable work limitations affect at least 1 in 4 working-age adults with arthritis in every state
25.7-32.0%32.1-34.9%35.0-46.6%
DelawareHawaiiNevada
Rhode IslandMichiganGeorgia
Dist.of ColMissouriFlorida
New JerseyWisconsinArkansas
UtahIllinoisNew York
AlaskaOregonTennessee
MassachusettsKansasTexas
South DakotaMaineOhio
ConnecticutArizonaMontana
New HampshireNebraskaNorth Carolina
VermontWashingtonPuerto Rico
VirginiaWyomingIdaho
ColoradoMarylandSouth Carolina
North DakotaCaliforniaNew Mexico
LouisianaOklahoma
IndianaWest Virginia
PennsylvaniaMississippi
IowaAlabama
MinnesotaKentucky

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Arthritis-Attributable activity limitations

Arthritis-Attributable activity limitations affect at least 1 in 14 adults in every state
7.3-10.3%10.4-11.4%11.5-16.7%
HawaiiGeorgiaIdaho
New JerseyNorth DakotaPennsylvania
MinnesotaFloridaLouisiana
CaliforniaTexasMaine
Dist.of ColMarylandMissouri
ConnecticutIllinoisNew Mexico
DelawareSouth DakotaWashington
Puerto RicoUtahIndiana
IowaNevadaMichigan
WisconsinNew YorkNorth Carolina
MassachusettsRhode IslandOhio
ColoradoMontanaAlaska
New HampshireOregonTennessee
ArizonaVermontSouth Carolina
KansasArkansas
NebraskaOklahoma
Virginia
Mississippi
Wyoming
Alabama

West Virginia
Kentucky


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Proportion of arthritis-attributable activity limitations

Arthritis-Attributable activity limitations affect at least 1 in 3 adults with arthritis in every state
37.3-42.5%42.6-45.9%46.0-54.7%
HawaiiWisconsinSouth Carolina
WyomingMarylandCalifornia
MissouriConnecticutFlorida
North DakotaUtahSouth Dakota
IowaMichiganOregon
DelawareMaineArkansas
NebraskaMassachusettsWashington
VirginiaMinnesotaNew Mexico
IllinoisIndianaNorth Carolina
Rhode IslandMontanaAlabama
GeorgiaAlaskaMississippi
New HampshireOhioKentucky
Dist.of ColKansasWest Virginia
PennsylvaniaNevadaOklahoma
New JerseyLouisianaIdaho
ColoradoVermontTennessee
Texas
New York
Arizona

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Proportion of arthritis-attributable social participation restriction

Arthritis-Attributable social participation restriction affects at least 1 in 12 adults with arthritis in every state
8.9-13.9%14.0-16.9%17.0-31.2%
AlaskaNevadaNew Hampshire
NebraskaIllinoisWisconsin
Dist.of ColMassachusettsNew York
VermontMichiganNorth Carolina
UtahMaineSouth Carolina
ColoradoVirginiaTexas
South DakotaOregonOhio
HawaiiMontanaArkansas
MinnesotaRhode IslandOklahoma
North DakotaNew JerseyLouisiana
MissouriWashingtonAlabama
WyomingGeorgiaKentucky
DelawarePennsylvaniaPuerto Rico
MarylandCaliforniaMississippi
KansasIowaWest Virginia
ArizonaConnecticutTennessee
Indiana
Idaho
New Mexico
Florida

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Proportion of arthritis-attributable severe joint pain

Arthritis-Attributable severe joint pain affects at least 1 in 7 adults with arthritis in every state
14.5-22.9%23.0-25.9%26.0-41.1%
AlaskaNew HampshireMontana
VermontWisconsinIndiana
South DakotaCaliforniaNevada
ArizonaDist.of ColNew Jersey
ColoradoDelawareNew Mexico
OregonIdahoOklahoma
IowaMinnesotaOhio
MaineVirginiaArkansas
North DakotaMassachusettsFlorida
NebraskaPennsylvaniaGeorgia
WashingtonMichiganSouth Carolina
WyomingIllinoisKentucky
ConnecticutMarylandLouisiana
MissouriNew YorkNorth Carolina
UtahTexasWest Virginia
Rhode IslandAlabama
Hawaii
Tennessee
Kansas
Mississippi

Puerto Rico

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State Specific Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Estimates 10



Percent of state GDP spent on arthritis, 2003
0.3-0.9%1.0-1.4%1.5-2.6%
AlaskaArizonaAlabama
CaliforniaColoradoArkansas
ConnecticutFloridaDistrict of Columbia
DelawareGeorgiaIdaho
HawaiiIowaIndiana
IllinoisKansasKentucky
MassachusettsLouisianaMaine
New JerseyMarylandMichigan

MinnesotaMississippi

NebraskaMissouri

NevadaMontana

New HampshireOklahoma

New MexicoPennsylvania

New YorkSouth Carolina

North CarolinaTennessee

North DakotaWest Virginia

Ohio

Oregon

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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