Share of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in U.S. adults in 2017, by weight

This statistic displays the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in the adult population in the United States in 2017, by weight. In 2017, around 30 percent of adults who were obese had doctor-diagnosed arthritis in some form.

Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis among U.S. adults in 2017, by weight

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Sources

Release date

May 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

base: 435,331 adults

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

age-adjusted

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Doctor-diagnosed arthritis was defined as an affirmative response to the question “Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?"
Age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. projected adult population, using three age groups: 18–44, 45–64, and ≥65 years.

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