Share of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in US adults by gender 2013-2015

Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis among U.S. adults in 2013-2015, by gender*

by Matej Mikulic, last edited May 24, 2018
Share of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in US adults by gender 2013-2015 This statistic displays the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in the U.S. adult population from 2013 to 2015, adjusted for age. Between 2013 and 2015, 18.1 percent of male respondents had doctor-diagnosed arthritis in some form, while 23.5 percent of female respondents had doctor diagnosed arthritis. Arthritis is a leading cause of disability and a common chronic condition in the United States. Common forms of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout and fibromyalgia. The United States spends an average of 81 billion U.S. dollars on direct medical costs for arthritis annually.
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Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis among U.S. adults in 2013-2015, by gender*

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