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Arthritis affects 54.4 million US adults, more than 1 of 4. 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 Partners

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

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New Study: Severe Joint Pain Among Adults with Arthritis  New Study: Severe Joint Pain Among Adults with Arthritis  

This MMWR article looks at the prevalence of severe joint pains among adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

Arthritis Quiz with Key Facts and Prevention TipsArthritis Quiz with Key Facts and Prevention Tips

Take the Arthritis Disease of the Week quiz to see how much you know about arthritis.

CDC Feature: Arthritis Across AmericaCDC Feature: Arthritis Across America

Arthritis is widespread in the United States. Learn what you can do to control 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.