QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Arthritis,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2019
Weekly / April 30, 2021 / 70(17);658
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Arthritis is based on a “yes” response to a survey question that asked, “Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2019, among adults aged ≥18 years, prevalence of arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, and fibromyalgia) increased with age among both men and women. For men, prevalence increased from 5.8% among those aged 18–44 years to 22.3% among those aged 45–64 years, 40.1% among those aged 65–74 years, and 44.7% among those aged ≥75 years. For women, prevalence increased from 6.6% among those aged 18–44 years to 29.3% among those aged 45–64 years, 48.6% among those aged 65–74 years, and 57.8% among those aged ≥75 years. Women were more likely to have arthritis than were men overall (24.3% versus 18.3%) and in all age groups except 18–44 years, where the difference did not reach statistical significance.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Ellen A. Kramarow, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4325; Nazik Elgaddal, MS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Arthritis, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:658. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7017a7external icon.
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