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Arthritis affects 52.5 million US adults, more than 1 of 5. It is a leading cause of disability in the United States and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation. Arthritis is a common cause of chronic pain.  


General information about arthritis.

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Programs proven to improve quality of life for people with arthritis.

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Data & Statistics

Facts and figures about arthritis in the United States.

Data and Statistics


Funded Programs

CDC-funded programs in health departments, and information for program coordinators.

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Featured Items

image of Dr. Kamil Barbour who discusses ways to manage arthritis through this podcastManaging Arthritis Podcast

In this podcast, Dr. Kamil Barbour discusses ways to manage arthritis.

an image of two ladies walking outdoorsTake a Walk Podcast

Arthritis is among the most common chronic condition in the United States, affecting more than 52 million adults. This podcast discusses the importance of exercise for those diagnosed with arthritis. 

image of a veteranArthritis Among Veterans

A new CDC study using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for years 2011-2013 found that arthritis is very common among veterans.