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Facts About Arthritis

  • 66 million Americans are affected by Arthritis
  • Arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability among Americans over the age of 15
  • More than half those affected by Arthritis are under 65 years old
  • Arthritis strikes women (45+) more often than men
  • Arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability
  • Arthritis results in 39 million physician visits and more than 500,000 hospitalizations
  • Arthritis costs the U.S. economy more than $86.2 billion annually