Arthritis Facts. Leading Causes of Disability Among U.S. Adults , 1999. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. V103. Osteoarthritis Facts. Osteoarthritis affects an estimated 20.7 million Americans, mostly after age 45.
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Among U.S. Adults, 1999
Joint Symptoms (CJS)
Among U.S. Adults by Gender, 2001.
Arthritis is more prevalent in females than males.
Prevalence of Arthritis or Chronic Joint Symptoms (CJS) Among U.S. Adults by Age Group Among
U.S. Adults, 2001.
Percentage of Adults Aged 18 years or Older With Arthritis or Chronic Joint Symptoms, by State or Territory —
Prevalence of Arthritis or Chronic Joint Symptoms (CJS) Among U.S. Adults by Physical Activity Level, 2001.
Recommended activity is moderate physical activity at least 5 days per week for 30 minutes or more per day, vigorous physical activity on at least 3 days per week for at least 20 minutes per day, or both. Physical activity includes leisure-time, household, and transportation.Insufficient activity is some activity but not enough to meet recommendations.Inactive is no reported moderate or vigorous physical activity in leisure-time, or for household or transport purposes.