The Department of Health, Healthy Aging Program is proud to share our 2019 Report (PDF), “A Community Health Approach to Arthritis in Utah: Engaging Patients in Self-Management Education and Physical Activity“. The report contains updated data, information on arthritis management, self-management education, physical activity, arthritis prevalence, next steps, and much more. Each section can be printed and distributed as needed, without having to print the entire report. We encourage you to make use of our new report however you see fit.

According to the CDC, in the United States, 23% of all adults, or over 54 million people, have arthritis. In Utah, the crude rate of arthritis is 21.6% (2018). Although the prevalence of arthritis has not significantly changed in recent years, approximately one in five adults or 480,000 individuals 18 and older have arthritis, making it one of the most common chronic conditions in Utah. Preview our 2019 report for more data and next steps.

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.