Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation --- United States, 2007-2009.

@article{Frieden2010PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation --- United States, 2007-2009.},
  author={Thomas R Frieden and Harold W. Jaffe and Ma and James W. Stephens and Stephen B. Thacker and Ronald L Moolenaar and Virginia A. Caine and Jonathan E. Fielding and David W. Fleming and William E. Halperin and King K. Holmes and Deborah Holtzman and Atlanta Ga and John K. Iglehart and Dennis G Bethesda and Madison Maki and John S. Moran and Donald G Meadows and Jude C Rutledge and Martha F Boyd and Malbea A Lapete and Stephen R Spriggs and Terraye M Starr and Quang Minh Doan and Phyllis H King and Patrick L. Remington and Barbara Rimer and John V. Rullan and S J-H Juan and William Schaffner and Anne Schuchat and Dixie E. Snider and Atlanta and John W K Ward and William L. Roper and Yj Cheng and Jm Hootman},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2010},
  volume={59 39},
  pages={1261-5}
}
Arthritis is a large and growing public health problem in the United States, resulting in costs of $128 billion annually, and continues to be the most common cause of disability. With the aging of the U.S. population, even assuming that the prevalence of obesity and other risk factors remain unchanged, the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation (AAAL) is expected to increase significantly by 2030. To update previous U.S. estimates of doctor… CONTINUE READING
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