Arthritis by the Numbers

Worldwide: 175 million have some form of arthritic disease

  • OA: Ranks as the 4th leading cause of Years Lived with Disability (YLDs).
  • An estimated 10% of the world population over age 60 has OA symptoms.
  • RA Ranks as the 31st leading cause of Years Lived with Disability (YLDs).
  • Between 1% and 2% of the world population has RA symptoms.

In the United States: 50 million (1 in 5) adults have some form of arthritic disease

  • OA: More than 27 million adults have been diagnosed with OA.
  • RA: More than 1.5 million adults have been diagnosed with RA.
  • An estimated 294,000 children and teens have some form or arthritis or rheumatic condition.
  • 5% of people over 65 have been diagnosed with arthritis.
  • By 2030, 67 million adults are expected to have arthritis.

2011 Research Pipeline

  • 277 agents for RA are in clinical research

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