Data Sources


Arthritis Data


To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and distribution of arthritis in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Self-reported information on arthritis risk factors and healthcare access.

  • Arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases.
  • In 2015, 26.9% of all RI adults (about 225,600 people) said they had been diagnosed with arthritis.

Rhode Island Numbers 2015

  • The risk of arthritis increases with age, but people with fewer economic and social resources are also at higher risk.

Co-existing Conditions

  • People with arthritis are also more likely to have co-existing conditions than people without arthritis.

*Including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, COPD, or coronary heart disease

Percentage of RI Adults with arthritis who say...

  • Arthritis is not life-threatening, but it severely limits important functions for many.

*As percentage of working people only