Prevalence of joint pain in the United States

Number of Americans estimated to be living with arthritis or chronic joint pain:

1985 – 35 million

1990 – 37.9 million

1998 – nearly 43 million

2005 – 66 million: 42.7 million have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and 23.2 million people have chronic joint pain from another cause or that has not been diagnosed by a doctor.

2009 – 70 million

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