The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Research Roundup
Volume 1, Issue 8, April 11-17, 2016
Welcome to the weekly research roundup! We plan to use this letter to share the latest osteoarthritis-relevant peer-reviewed publications, funding opportunities and current study recruitment. Have a publication you would like us to feature? Please email My-Linh Luong at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Research Roundup is a web-based newsletter published by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Looking for our biweekly publication?
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Osteoarthritis Research this week
Current Study Recruitment
Updated projected prevalence of self-reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation among US adults, 2015-2040
Arthritis & Rheumatism
Baseline prevalence data were obtained from the 2010-2012 National Health Interview Survey to provide updated projections of arthritis prevalence and arthritis-attributable activity limitations (AAAL) for adults. In 2010-2012, there were 52.5 million (22.7%) US adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis of who 22.7 million (9.8% of all adults) had AAAL. By 2040 the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis is projected to increase 49% to 78.4 million (25.9% of adults). The number of adults with AAAL will also increase 52% to 34.6 million (11.4% of all adults) These projections suggest arthritis and AAAL will remain large and growing problems for clinical and public health systems. READ MORE
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