Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home
Share
Compartir

Pennsylvania Arthritis Program

Arthritis Burden in Pennsylvania

Nearly 2.8 million people or 28% of Pennsylvania adult population reported having doctor-diagnosed arthritis. According to the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), about 57% of adults aged 55 years or older have arthritis, compared to 35% with adults aged 45-64 years and 10% of adults aged 18-44 years. In Pennsylvania, more women (33%) have arthritis than men (24%).

Additional information about the burden of arthritis in Pennsylvania includes

  • Of people with arthritis, 38% are obese.
  • Arthritis affects all racial and ethnic groups, with prevalence at 30% for whites, 23% for blacks, and 22% for Hispanics.
  • Of working-age (18-64 years) adults with arthritis, 38% (575,000) have some work limitation due to their arthritis.

Data Source: 2011 BRFSS.

Planned Partnerships

  • Pennsylvania Arthritis Foundation Chapters
  • Pennsylvania Association of Family Physicians Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Proposed lnterventions

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
  • Walk With Ease (Group)

Contact Information
Jan Miller
Arthritis Program Administrator
Pennsylvania Dept. of Health
Bureau of Health Promotion
Health & Welfare Bldg.
625 Forster Street, Room 1008 H&W Bldg |
Harrisburg, PA. 17120
Telephone: (717) 787-5900
Fax: (717) 783-5498
E-mail: janmille@pa.gov

Back to Program Descriptions

 
 

Contact Us:
  • Arthritis Program
    Mailstop F-78
    4770 Buford Hwy NE
    Atlanta, GA 30341-3724
  • Phone: 770.488.5114
    Fax: 770.488.5964
  • Contact CDC-Info
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO