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Age-Adjusted Arthritis Prevalence Among Adults, 2015

Map of the United States, showing the prevalence (percent) of adults who reported having arthritis, by state: Alabama (AL) 30.4 percent; Alaska (AK) 21.5 percent; Arizona (AZ) 21.8 percent; Arkansas (AR) 27.1 percent; California (CA) 18.3 percent; Colorado (CO) 21.8 percent; Connecticut (CT) 21.6 percent; Delaware (DE) 24.6 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 19.9 percent; Florida (FL) 21.5 percent; Georgia (GA) 23.6 percent; Hawaii (HI) 17.2 percent; Idaho (ID) 23.2 percent; Illinois (IL) 21.6 percent; Indiana (IN) 25.4 percent; Iowa (IA) 23.2 percent; Kansas (KS) 22.7 percent; Kentucky (KY) 29.3 percent; Louisiana (LA) 26.2 percent; Maine (ME) 26.4 percent; Maryland (MD) 21.5 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 22.0 percent; Michigan (MI) 27.0 percent; Minnesota (MN) 19.7 percent; Mississippi (MS) 26.6 percent; Missouri (MO) 26.8 percent; Montana (MT) 23.9 percent; Nebraska (NE) 21.5 percent; Nevada (NV) 20.1 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 23.0 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 20.5 percent; New Mexico (NM) 22.2 percent; New York (NY) 21.5 percent; North Carolina (NC) 24.9 percent; North Dakota (ND) 21.6 percent; Ohio (OH) 25.3 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 25.7 percent; Oregon (OR) 24.5 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 25.7 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 24.2 percent; South Carolina (SC) 26.3 percent; South Dakota (SD) 21.8 percent; Tennessee (TN) 29.4 percent; Texas (TX) 19.8 percent; Utah (UT) 20.8 percent; Vermont (VT) 23.4 percent; Virginia (VA) 21.6 percent; Washington (WA) 22.6 percent; West Virginia (WV) 33.6 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 22.1 percent; Wyoming (WY) 24.1 percent.

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  Age-Adjusted Arthritis Prevalence of Arthritis Among Women and Men, 2015

Two maps of the United States, comparing the prevalence of arthritis among adult women and men by state. The first map shows the prevalence of arthritis among adult women by state: Alabama (AL) 33.3 percent; Alaska (AK) 24.7 percent; Arizona (AZ) 25.0 percent; Arkansas (AR) 29.7 percent; California (CA) 20.6 percent; Colorado (CO) 23.7 percent; Connecticut (CT) 24.2 percent; Delaware (DE) 27.1 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 23.0 percent; Florida (FL) 24.8 percent; Georgia (GA) 27.0 percent; Hawaii (HI) 17.7 percent; Idaho (ID) 25.7 percent; Illinois (IL) 25.0 percent; Indiana (IN) 27.5 percent; Iowa (IA) 25.7  percent; Kansas (KS) 25.3 percent; Kentucky (KY) 32.2 percent; Louisiana (LA) 29.4 percent; Maine (ME) 29.8 percent; Maryland (MD) 24.6 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 25.4 percent; Michigan (MI) 30.6 percent; Minnesota (MN) 22.2 percent; Mississippi (MS) 29.1 percent; Missouri (MO) 30.1 percent; Montana (MT) 25.5 percent; Nebraska (NE) 24.2 percent; Nevada (NV) 22.4 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 24.5 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 23.1 percent; New Mexico (NM) 23.0 percent; New York (NY) 24.4 percent; North Carolina (NC) 26.8 percent; North Dakota (ND) 24.3 percent; Ohio (OH) 28.2 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 29.6 percent; Oregon (OR) 27.6 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 28.7 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 26.9 percent; South Carolina (SC) 28.5 percent; South Dakota (SD) 24.6 percent; Tennessee (TN) 32.3 percent; Texas (TX) 23.1 percent; Utah (UT) 23.4 percent; Vermont (VT) 25.6 percent; Virginia (VA) 24.2 percent; Washington (WA) 25.8 percent; West Virginia (WV) 34.2 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 25.4 percent; Wyoming (WY) 26.8 percent.
The second map shows the prevalence of arthritis among adult men by state: Alabama (AL) 27.2 percent; Alaska (AK) 18.3 percent; Arizona (AZ) 18.4 percent; Arkansas (AR) 24.2 percent; California (CA) 15.7 percent; Colorado (CO) 19.8 percent; Connecticut (CT) 18.7 percent; Delaware (DE) 21.8 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 16.2 percent; Florida (FL) 18.0 percent; Georgia (GA) 19.8 percent; Hawaii (HI) 16.8 percent; Idaho (ID) 20.7 percent; Illinois (IL) 17.7 percent; Indiana (IN) 23.1 percent; Iowa (IA) 20.6 percent; Kansas (KS) 20.0 percent; Kentucky (KY) 26.2 percent; Louisiana (LA) 22.7 percent; Maine (ME) 22.7 percent; Maryland (MD) 18.0 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 18.3 percent; Michigan (MI) 23.0 percent; Minnesota (MN) 17.1 percent; Mississippi (MS) 23.8 percent; Missouri (MO) 23.4 percent; Montana (MT) 22.3 percent; Nebraska (NE) 18.7 percent; Nevada (NV) 17.7 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 21.3 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 17.4 percent; New Mexico (NM) 21.4 percent; New York (NY) 18.1 percent; North Carolina (NC) 22.6 percent; North Dakota (ND) 19.0 percent; Ohio (OH) 22.2 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 21.7 percent; Oregon (OR) 21.1 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 22.4 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 21.2 percent; South Carolina (SC) 23.7 percent; South Dakota (SD) 19.0 percent; Tennessee (TN) 26.3 percent; Texas (TX) 16.2 percent; Utah (UT) 18.1 percent; Vermont (VT) 21.1 percent; Virginia (VA) 18.6 percent; Washington (WA) 19.3 percent; West Virginia (WV) 32.8 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 18.7 percent; Wyoming (WY) 21.6 percent.

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Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Arthritis-Attributable Work Limitation Among All Adults, 2015

Map of the United States, showing the prevalence of arthritis- attributable work limitations among adults ages 18 to 64: Alabama (AL) 12.4 percent; Alaska (AK) 6.8 percent; Arizona (AZ) 6.2 percent; Arkansas (AR) 10.9 percent; California (CA) 4.6 percent; Colorado (CO) 6.2 percent; Connecticut (CT) 5.0 percent; Delaware (DE) 7.7 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 6.3 percent; Florida (FL) 6.2 percent; Georgia (GA) 6.7 percent; Hawaii (HI) 4.5 percent; Idaho (ID) 6.7 percent; Illinois (IL) 4.9 percent; Indiana (IN) 8.2 percent; Iowa (IA) 5.5 percent; Kansas (KS) 5.6 percent; Kentucky (KY) 11.4 percent; Louisiana (LA) 8.0 percent; Maine (ME) 8.3 percent; Maryland (MD) 4.7 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 5.1 percent; Michigan (MI) 8.5 percent; Minnesota (MN) 4.9 percent; Mississippi (MS) 9.4 percent; Missouri (MO) 8.9 percent; Montana (MT) 7.3 percent; Nebraska (NE) 4.9 percent; Nevada (NV) 6.3 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 5.5 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 4.8 percent; New Mexico (NM) 7.0 percent; New York (NY) 5.5 percent; North Carolina (NC) 8.6 percent; North Dakota (ND) 4.9 percent; Ohio (OH) 7.6 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 9.2 percent; Oregon (OR) 7.0 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 6.7 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 6.5 percent; South Carolina (SC) 9.2 percent; South Dakota (SD) 6.6 percent; Tennessee (TN) 10.2 percent; Texas (TX) 5.0 percent; Utah (UT) 4.5 percent; Vermont (VT) 6.3 percent; Virginia (VA) 5.7 percent; Washington (WA) 6.0 percent; West Virginia (WV) 14.0 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 5.5 percent; Wyoming (WY) 7.6 percent.

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Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Arthritis-Attributable Work Limitation Among Adults with Arthritis, 2015

Map of the United States, showing the proportion of arthritis- attributable work limitation among adults with arthritis by state: Alabama (AL) 54.6 percent; Alaska (AK) 44.9 percent; Arizona (AZ) 39.3 percent; Arkansas (AR) 54.2 percent; California (CA) 42.7 percent; Colorado (CO) 46.1 percent; Connecticut (CT) 38.1 percent; Delaware (DE) 44.4 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 48.9 percent; Florida (FL) 44.8 percent; Georgia (GA) 41.7 percent; Hawaii (HI) 42.0 percent; Idaho (ID) 50.4 percent; Illinois (IL) 46.3 percent; Indiana (IN) 42.9 percent; Iowa (IA) 37.7 percent; Kansas (KS) 35.8 percent; Kentucky (KY) 51.5 percent; Louisiana (LA) 44.5 percent; Maine (ME) 45.7 percent; Maryland (MD) 35.4 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 38.4 percent; Michigan (MI) 44.7 percent; Minnesota (MN) 39.3 percent; Mississippi (MS) 43.6 percent; Missouri (MO) 46.3 percent; Montana (MT) 42.9 percent; Nebraska (NE) 32.2 percent; Nevada (NV) 46.5 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 37.9 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 39.5 percent; New Mexico (NM) 43.4 percent; New York (NY) 39.8 percent; North Carolina (NC) 47.9 percent; North Dakota (ND) 35.2 percent; Ohio (OH) 39.1 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 49.3 percent; Oregon (OR) 38.1 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 35.8 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 41.3 percent; South Carolina (SC) 48.6 percent; South Dakota (SD) 46.0 percent; Tennessee (TN) 45.9 percent; Texas (TX) 38.9 percent; Utah (UT) 32.0 percent; Vermont (VT) 38.7 percent; Virginia (VA) 40.8 percent; Washington (WA) 38.8 percent; West Virginia (WV) 51.2 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 39.5 percent; Wyoming (WY) 45.3 percent.
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Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitations Among Adults, 2015

Map of the United States, showing the prevalence of arthritis- attributable work limitations among adults ages 18 to 64: Alabama (AL) 16.3 percent; Alaska (AK) 10.5 percent; Arizona (AZ) 10.5 percent; Arkansas (AR) 14.5 percent; California (CA) 8.2 percent; Colorado (CO) 9.5 percent; Connecticut (CT) 9.5 percent; Delaware (DE) 11.0 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 9.8 percent; Florida (FL) 10.7 percent; Georgia (GA) 11.4 percent; Hawaii (HI) 6.8 percent; Idaho (ID) 10.6 percent; Illinois (IL) 9.5 percent; Indiana (IN) 11.3 percent; Iowa (IA) 8.8 percent; Kansas (KS) 10.1 percent; Kentucky (KY) 15.8 percent; Louisiana (LA) 13.1 percent; Maine (ME) 12.3 percent; Maryland (MD) 8.3 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 9.7 percent; Michigan (MI) 12.5 percent; Minnesota (MN) 8.7 percent; Mississippi (MS) 14.5 percent; Missouri (MO) 14.1 percent; Montana (MT) 11.7 percent; Nebraska (NE) 9.1 percent; Nevada (NV) 9.2 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 9.9 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 8.9 percent; New Mexico (NM) 10.5 percent; New York (NY) 9.4 percent; North Carolina (NC) 13.2 percent; North Dakota (ND) 9.5 percent; Ohio (OH) 11.6 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 13.7 percent; Oregon (OR) 12.9 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 10.2 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 10.0 percent; South Carolina (SC) 13.7 percent; South Dakota (SD) 10.3 percent; Tennessee (TN) 14.7 percent; Texas (TX) 9.0 percent; Utah (UT) 8.9 percent; Vermont (VT) 10.9 percent; Virginia (VA) 9.2 percent; Washington (WA) 11.3 percent; West Virginia (WV) 18.7 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 10.0 percent; Wyoming (WY) 10.7 percent.

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Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitations Among Adults with Arthritis, 2015

Map of the United States, showing the proportion of arthritis- attributable work limitation among adults with arthritis by state: Alabama (AL) 59.2 percent; Alaska (AK) 51.1 percent; Arizona (AZ) 52.5 percent; Arkansas (AR) 56.1 percent; California (CA) 48.6 percent; Colorado (CO) 47.6 percent; Connecticut (CT) 46.7 percent; Delaware (DE) 46.9 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 57.0 percent; Florida (FL) 54.5 percent; Georgia (GA) 50.9 percent; Hawaii (HI) 42.0 percent; Idaho (ID) 50.4 percent; Illinois (IL) 46.3 percent; Indiana (IN) 43.7 percent; Iowa (IA) 40.4 percent; Kansas (KS) 46.3 percent; Kentucky (KY) 57.7 percent; Louisiana (LA) 50.6 percent; Maine (ME) 51.2 percent; Maryland (MD) 42.2 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 47.0 percent; Michigan (MI) 50.3 percent; Minnesota (MN) 47.0 percent; Mississippi (MS) 52.4 percent; Missouri (MO) 59.4 percent; Montana (MT) 52.0 percent; Nebraska (NE) 44.3 percent; Nevada (NV) 53.3 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 49.9 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 47.0 percent; New Mexico (NM) 49.2 percent; New York (NY) 45.5 percent; North Carolina (NC) 54.5 percent; North Dakota (ND) 47.2 percent; Ohio (OH) 46.6 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 56.9 percent; Oregon (OR) 54.0 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 42.1 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 44.1 percent; South Carolina (SC) 54.4 percent; South Dakota (SD) 49.5 percent; Tennessee (TN) 55.2 percent; Texas (TX) 48.2 percent; Utah (UT) 44.2 percent; Vermont (VT) 48.6 percent; Virginia (VA) 46.7 percent; Washington (WA) 50.6 percent; West Virginia (WV) 57.5 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 50.9 percent; Wyoming (WY) 49.7 percent.

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Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Arthritis-Attributable Social Participation Restriction Among Adults with Arthritis, 2015

Map of the United States, showing the proportion of arthritis-attributable social participation restriction among adults with arthritis by state: Alabama (AL) 29.3 percent; Alaska (AK) 12.6 percent; Arizona (AZ) 18.1 percent; Arkansas (AR) 30.4 percent; California (CA) 17.6 percent; Colorado (CO) 16.4 percent; Connecticut (CT) 14.5 percent; Delaware (DE) 18.8 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 26.8 percent; Florida (FL) 25.7 percent; Georgia (GA) 19.8  percent; Hawaii (HI) 15.9 percent; Idaho (ID) 22.4 percent; Illinois (IL) 15.0 percent; Indiana (IN) 20.0 percent; Iowa (IA) 15.3 percent; Kansas (KS) 17.6 percent; Kentucky (KY) 28.3 percent; Louisiana (LA) 25.5 percent; Maine (ME) 21.4 percent; Maryland (MD) 19.7 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 20.0 percent; Michigan (MI) 19.6 percent; Minnesota (MN) 18.5 percent; Mississippi (MS) 26.0 percent; Missouri (MO) 23.4 percent; Montana (MT) 18.6 percent; Nebraska (NE) 12.9 percent; Nevada (NV) 26.0 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 20.2 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 18.5 percent; New Mexico (NM) 21.0 percent; New York (NY) 19.8 percent; North Carolina (NC) 23.7 percent; North Dakota (ND) 14.8 percent; Ohio (OH) 19.7 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 29.9 percent; Oregon (OR) 19.4 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 16.8 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 25.8 percent; South Carolina (SC) 23.8 percent; South Dakota (SD) 14.4 percent; Tennessee (TN) 24.7 percent; Texas (TX) 20.7 percent; Utah (UT) 16.0 percent; Vermont (VT) 18.9 percent; Virginia (VA) 18.1 percent; Washington (WA) 18.0 percent; West Virginia (WV) 26.6 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 16.6 percent; Wyoming (WY) 19.3 percent.

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Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Arthritis-Attributable Severe Joint Pain Among Adults with Arthritis, 2015

Map of the United States, showing the prevalence of arthritis- attributable severe joint pain among adults by state: Alabama (AL) 39.7 percent; Alaska (AK) 11.4 percent; Arizona (AZ) 32.9 percent; Arkansas (AR) 41.6 percent; California (CA) 29.3 percent; Colorado (CO) 26.2 percent; Connecticut (CT) 25.9 percent; Delaware (DE) 31.6 percent; District of Columbia (DC) 36.5 percent; Florida (FL) 38.0 percent; Georgia (GA) 31.2 percent; Hawaii (HI) 23.6 percent; Idaho (ID) 21.9 percent; Illinois (IL) 24.4 percent; Indiana (IN) 26.0 percent; Iowa (IA) 24.3 percent; Kansas (KS) 26.2 percent; Kentucky (KY) 36.7 percent; Louisiana (LA) 41.2 percent; Maine (ME) 30.3 percent; Maryland (MD) 28.5 percent; Massachusetts (MA) 28.4 percent; Michigan (MI) 30.5 percent; Minnesota (MN) 23.3 percent; Mississippi (MS) 46.0 percent; Missouri (MO) 34.0 percent; Montana (MT) 24.3 percent; Nebraska (NE) 22.8 percent; Nevada (NV) 30.2 percent; New Hampshire (NH) 26.6 percent; New Jersey (NJ) 33.6 percent; New Mexico (NM) 32.7 percent; New York (NY) 32.3 percent; North Carolina (NC) 34.5 percent; North Dakota (ND) 23.4 percent; Ohio (OH) 30.1 percent; Oklahoma (OK) 36.9 percent; Oregon (OR) 25.7 percent; Pennsylvania (PA) 28.7 percent; Rhode Island (RI) 34.7 percent; South Carolina (SC) 36.7 percent; South Dakota (SD) 27.3 percent; Tennessee (TN) 35.3 percent; Texas (TX) 32.0 percent; Utah (UT) 20.3 percent; Vermont (VT) 25.5 percent; Virginia (VA) 26.7 percent; Washington (WA) 22.7 percent; West Virginia (WV) 41.6 percent; Wisconsin (WI) 23.7 percent; Wyoming (WY) 22.7 percent.

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Percentage of Adults with Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis by County, 2014

A map of the United States representing the differences by county in the percent of adults have been diagnosed with arthritis by a doctor. The map breaks down the variable of “doctor-diagnosed arthritis” using the following groupings for counties: 15.8-21.9%,  22.0-23.6%,  23.7-25.5%, 25.6-27.4%, 27.5-38.6%.

The estimated age-standardized, model-predicted prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis among United States counties ranged from 15.8% to 38.6% in the 3,142 counties in 50 states and DC.

Percentage of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis varies greatly within most states. In general, the southern United States has the highest percentages of doctor-diagnosed arthritis, particularly Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  In general, the lowest percentages of doctor-diagnoses arthritis were in Hawaii, Texas, California, and parts of the Midwest.

At the county level, counties along the Appalachian Mountains, the Mississippi River, and the Ohio River tended to be in the highest quintiles of arthritis prevalence. The highest quintile is 27.5% to 38.6%. The majority of counties in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, and West Virginia also were in the highest quintile.

The map was also published in the May 20, 2016, edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Data Sources CDC. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2014. Census county characteristics: vintage 2014 population estimates. American Community Survey, 2010–2014.

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