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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Why is the Number of US Adults Struggling with Arthritis Continuing to Climb?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

What

According to the latest CDC Vital Signs, more than 54 million US adults have arthritis – 24 million of whom are limited in performing daily activities. The percentage of adults whose lives are limited by arthritis continues to increase making it a leading cause of disability in the United States.

Who

Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), Acting Director, CDC, and Acting Administrator, ATSDR

When

Tuesday, March 7, at 12 p.m. ET

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
International: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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