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Prevalence of arthritis among obese adults U.S. 2015

Percentage of obese adults in the United States with doctor-diagnosed arthritis as of 2015

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Release date

March 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Number of respondents

441,456 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Those categorized as obese

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Doctor-diagnosed arthritis was defined as a yes response to the question “Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia?”
Obese- Body mass index ≥30; calculated from self-reported height and weight.

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