Arthritis Fact Sheet
Juvenile Arthritis Fact Sheet
Juvenile arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or an arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 17 years of age.
Impact of Juvenile Arthritis:
Nearly 300,000 children under the age of 17 are affected by juvenile arthritis (7).
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), affecting 50,000 children, is the most common form of juvenile arthritis and one of the most common childhood diseases in the United States.(10)
Arthritis and related diseases, such as Juvenile Arthritis, cost the U.S. economy nearly $86.2 billion annually in medical care and indirect expenses, including lost wages and production. (4)
Latino Children Fact Sheet
Based on the 2000 US Census, the number of Latino children under the age of 18 in the United States was 12,148,066.
Latino children comprise 1/3 of the Latino population.
Latino children account for 18% of all the children in the U.S.(3)
Latino Population and Arthritis
This project ran into some difficulty finding exact figures for how many Latino children have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Here are some arthritis related statistics from the CDC that were obtained regarding arthritis and Latino adults:
An estimated 3 million adults are affected by rheumatoid arthritis in 2002.
2.6 million Hispanic adults report doctor-diagnosed arthritis in 2005.
In 2003, there were 1,068,000 adults with arthritis in Arizona and 414,000 of these adults were limited by arthritis.
In 2003, 16% of adults with Arthritis in Arizona were Hispanic. (3)
Impact or Arthritis
The impact of arthritis on individuals is significant. Almost 38% (16 million) of the 42.7 million adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis report limitations in their usual activities due to their arthritis. In addition to activity limitations, 31% (8.2 million) of working age adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis report being limited in work activities due to arthritis (4).