Most Common Types of Arthritis.
There are more than 100 different diseases that fall under the umbrella of arthritis. State figures, however, are available only for those diseases targeted in the BRFSS survey, i.e., arthritis (osteoarthritis), rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, and fibromyalgia. For this reason, only those types of AORC are described below.
Did you know there is more than one type of arthritis? In fact, there are more than 100 types of arthritis. The false notion that all arthritis is alike has led people to try treatments that have little effect on their arthritis symptoms. With the proper diagnosis, you’ll know what causes the pain.
Arthritis is predominantly a disease of the elderly, but children can also be affected by the disease. More than 70% of individuals in North America affected by arthritis are over the age of 65. Arthritis is more common in women than men at all ages and affects all races, ethnic groups and cultures.
In the United States a CDC survey based on data from 2007-2009 showed 22.2% (49.9 million) of adults aged ?18 years had self-reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis, and 9.4% (21.1 million or 42.4% of those with arthritis) had arthritis-attributable activity limitation (AAAL). With an aging population this number is expected to increase. + Continue Reading