Arthritis affects up to 1 in 4 U.S. adults and is one of the most common chronic conditions in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
On a state level, the southern United States has the highest percentages of doctor-diagnosed arthritis, particularly Alabama, where the percentage of adults with arthritis is 31%. The percentage is 24.5% in Georgia. While healthcare providers have identified more than 100 forms of arthritis, the most common types include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
View the infographic below from the Arthritis National Research Foundation (or click the image to download the graphic) to learn more about the types of arthritis and costs associated with managing the condition.
Want to test your knowledge about arthritis and how to treat it? Visit Tanner’s Health Library and take the Arthritis Quiz.
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