QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older With Arthritis, by Sex and Race and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

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In 2021, among adults aged 18 years or older, women were more likely to have arthritis than men (21.0% versus 16.2%).

This pattern was consistent among non-Hispanic White (White) (22.2% versus 17.7%), non-Hispanic Black or African American (Black) (24.6% versus 13.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (17.7% versus 12.4%) adults.

Among non-Hispanic Asian (Asian) adults, the higher rate of arthritis among women compared with men (11.8% versus 10.1%) was not statistically significant.

Among women, Asian adults were least likely to have arthritis, whereas, among men, Asian adults were less likely than White or Black adults to have arthritis.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm


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