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Arthritis Data

Rhode Island Numbers 2015

  • 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.
  • 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