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.
This MMWR article looks at the prevalence of severe joint pains among adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.
Take the Arthritis Disease of the Week quiz to see how much you know about arthritis.
Arthritis is widespread in the United States. Learn what you can do to control arthritis.
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.
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