Burden of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions


Lead Author(s): 

Charles G. Helmick, MD, CDC Team

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Disease burden can be measured in many ways. This is particularly important for AORC, which has a modest effect on conveniently measured outcomes like mortality, but a much larger impact on less conveniently measured outcomes important to the ability to function for most people. Such outcomes include effects on work, sports activities, health-related quality of life, independence, and ability to keep doing valued life activities. Three of these burdens, along with lifestyle factors that impact on arthritis, are addressed in the data.


  • 2014

Chapter Graphs

To save an individual graph, right-click and select Save Image As