QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older with Arthritis, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019

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In 2019, among adults aged 18 years or older, prevalence of arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, and fibromyalgia) increased with age among both men and women.

For men, prevalence increased from 5.8% among those aged 18–44 years to 22.3% among those aged 45–64 years, 40.1% among those aged 65–74 years, and 44.7% among those aged 75 years or older.

For women, prevalence increased from 6.6% among those aged 18–44 years to 29.3% among those aged 45–64 years, 48.6% among those aged 65–74 years, and 57.8% among those aged 75 years or older.

Women were more likely to have arthritis than were men overall (24.3% versus 18.3%) and in all age groups except 18–44 years, where the difference did not reach statistical significance.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7017a7.htm

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