Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Patient Insights into the Design of Technology to Support a Strengths-Based Approach to Health Care.

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Japanese green tea consumers have reduced risk of dementia

Do Nothing, Accomplish Everything! The Connection Between Breathing and Healing

Meet the ProHealth Editors

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Choline: Why You Should Eat Your Egg Yolks and Take Krill

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation associated improved stroke recovery

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors

Don't Skimp on Your Skin — Try Rosehip Oil Now

 
Print Page
Email Article

Estimates of the prevalence of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States: Part II – Source: Arthritis & Rheumatism, Dec 28, 2007

  [ 64 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By National Arthritis Data Work Group • www.ProHealth.com • January 4, 2008


Objective: To provide a single source for the best available estimates of the US prevalence of and number of individuals affected by osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis, gout, Fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as the symptoms of neck and back pain. A companion article (part I) addresses additional conditions.

Methods: The National Arthritis Data Workgroup reviewed published analyses from available national surveys, such as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and the National Health Interview Survey. Because data based on national population samples are unavailable for most specific rheumatic conditions, we derived estimates from published studies of smaller, defined populations. For specific conditions, the best available prevalence estimates were applied to the corresponding 2005 U.S. population estimates from the Census Bureau, to estimate the number affected with each condition.

Results: We estimated that among US adults:

  • Nearly 27 million have clinical osteoarthritis (up from the estimate of 21 million for 1995),
  • 711,000 have polymyalgia rheumatica,
  • 228,000 have giant cell arteritis,
  • Up to 3.0 million have had self-reported gout in the past year (up from the estimate of 2.1 million for 1995),
  • 5.0 million have Fibromyalgia,
  • 4 to 10 million have carpal tunnel syndrome,
  • 59 million have had low back pain in the past 3 months,
  • 30.1 million have had neck pain in the past 3 months.
  • Conclusion: Estimates for many specific rheumatic conditions rely on a few, small studies of uncertain generalizability to the U.S. population. This report provides the best available prevalence estimates for the U.S., but for most specific conditions more studies generalizable to the U.S. or addressing understudied populations are needed.

    Source: Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2007 Dec 28;58(1):26-35 [E-pub ahead of print] PMID: 18163497, by Lawrence RC, Felson DT, Helmick CG, Arnold LM, Choi H, Deyo RA, Gabriel S, Hirsch R, Hochberg MC, Hunder GG, Jordan JM, Katz JN, Kremers HM, Wolfe F. National Arthritis Data Workgroup. (A consortium of experts in epidemiology organized to provide a single source of national data on the prevalence and impact of rheumatic diseases. It is supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH; the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and National Center for Health Statistics, CDC; the American College of Rheumatology; and the Arthritis Foundation.) [E-mail: Charles G. Helmick CHelmick@cdc.gov CHelmick@cdc.gov]





    Post a Comment

    Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
    Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra ATP+, Double Strength

    Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
    Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


    Article Comments



    Be the first to comment on this article!

    Post a Comment


     
    Natural Pain Relief Supplements

    Featured Products

    Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
    Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
    Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
    Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
    FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
    The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
    Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
    Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
    Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
    50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

    Natural Remedies

    Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep? Can Glycine + Amino Acids Be the Secret to Deep, Rejuvenating Sleep?
    The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream
    Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol
    The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
    Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You

    CONTACT US
    ProHealth, Inc.
    555 Maple Ave
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (800) 366-6056  |  Email

    · Become a Wholesaler
    · Vendor Inquiries
    · Affiliate Program
    SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
    Credit Card Processing
    SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
    Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

    CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

    © 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map