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