Prevalence of diagnosed arthritis in US adults by body mass index, 2013-2015

Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis among U.S. adults by body mass index in 2013-2015*

by John Elflein, last edited May 24, 2018
Prevalence of diagnosed arthritis in US adults by body mass index, 2013-2015 This statistic displays the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in the adult population in the United States from 2013 to 2015, adjusted for age, by body mass index. From 2013 to 2015, 16,4 percent of the survey respondents in the underweight/normal body mass range indicated that they had a doctor-diagnosed form of arthritis; while, 27.7 percent of those in the obese body mass range had been diagnosed with 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.
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Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis among U.S. adults by body mass index in 2013-2015*

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