viernes, 16 de marzo de 2018

MMWR Vol. 67 / No. SS-4


MMWR Surveillance Summaries
Vol. 67, No. SS-4
March 16, 2018

In this report
Geographic Variations in Arthritis Prevalence, Health-Related Characteristics, and Management — United States, 2015
Kamil E. Barbour, PhD; Susan Moss, MS; Janet B. Croft, PhD; et al.

Arthritis is a common chronic condition affecting an estimated 54 million adults in the United States. CDC analyzed data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to characterize arthritis among adults aged ≥18 years in the United States (including Guam and Puerto Rico). This report provides state-level estimates of arthritis prevalence among adults. Health-related characteristics including general health, leisure-time physical activity and obesity, activity limitations, and pain as well as arthritis management measures were estimated. Possible state-specific clustering of health-related characteristics also was examined. The findings highlight notable geographic variability in arthritis prevalence, health-related characteristics, and management.

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