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Figure 1. Estimated and Projected Number of Adults with Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis in the United States
The prevalence of US adults who reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis, by year:
- 2004: 46 million.
- 2008: 50 million.
- 2011: 53 million.
- 2014: 54 million.
The projected prevalence of US adults who will report doctor-diagnosed arthritis, by year:
- 2020: 63 million.
- 2025: 67 million.
- 2030: 72 million.
- 2035: 75 million.
- 2045: 78 million.
Figure 1. Age-Adjusted Percentage (95% Confidence Interval) of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis Among Adults, by Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2013–2015
US adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis are more likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease than adults who do not have arthritis.
• 27.7% of adults who have arthritis are also obese. Of adults who do not have arthritis, 18.1% are obese.
• 33.7% of adults who have arthritis also have diabetes. Of adults who do not have arthritis, 19.8% have diabetes.
• 36.4% of adults who have arthritis also have heart disease. Of adults who do not have arthritis, 19.8% have heart disease.
These estimates are all age-adjusted.