Arthritis is More Common Than Predicted

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Arthritis more prevalent than reported.

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arthritis is much more common among Americans than previously thought.

Researchers at Boston University say current estimates are only based on doctor diagnosed arthritis.

But when they included patients with chronic joint pain estimates were 68 percent higher.

The prevalence of arthritis was especially underestimated among people younger than 65.

The study found arthritis affected 91.2 million adults in the US in 2015.

 

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