Did You Know…..
50 million Americans have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That’s 22% of the population, and 1-in-5 adults!
The previous arthritis statistic has risen at a rate of approximately 1 million people every year over the last 4 years!
1-in-10 Americans skip or struggle w/ ‘everyday’ activities like climbing stairs or grocery shopping b/c of arthritis.
Arthritis costs the US economy $128 BILLION per year. Yet another motivation (among many!) to help find a cure!
Sad statistic – 31% of US 18-64 year olds with arthritis can’t work, or report work limitations.
Arthritis is the number one MOST common disability.
32 percent of veterans surveyed in 36 States had been diagnosed with arthritis, compared with 22 percent of non-veterans, representing a 50% increased risk for arthritis for veterans.
1,000,000 joints will be replaced this year alone
Arthritis results in 44 million physician visits and almost 1,000,000 hospitalizations.
Without appropriate interventions, the number of Americans with arthritis is expected to increase to 67 million Americans within the next 20 years.
300,000 kids (and growing!) are affected by Juvenile Arthritis.
This is unacceptable. Fight arthritis! Create awareness! Let’s find a CURE! We need arthritis research to find better avenues for treatment and a cure! TAKE ACTION by becoming an advocate, writing to congress, and/or donating to the cause.
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