According to the CDC, in the United States, 23% of all adults, or over 54 million people, have arthritis. The prevalence of arthritis among Utah adults was 20.4% (2017), and arthritis prevalence tends to increase with age. The Utah Arthritis Burden Report will be available in November 2018.
Arthritis is a major cause of work disability in the United States and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation and the annual direct medical costs are at least 81 billion. Additionally, arthritis is a common cause of chronic pain. For more information on Arthritis visit the CDC Arthritis website.