CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Why is the Number of US Adults Struggling with Arthritis Continuing to Climb?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
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.
Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), Acting Director, CDC, and Acting Administrator, ATSDR
Tuesday, March 7, at 12 p.m. ET
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