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Resources by Topic: Arthritis

Prevalence of Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitation by Urban-Rural County Classification — United States, 2015
Provides detailed data on prevalence of arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation for six urban-rural categories. Includes urban-rural data by age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, employment, body mass index, smoking status, physical activity, self-rated health, and functionally disabled status.
Author(s): Michael A. Boring, Jennifer M. Hootman, Yong Liu, et al.
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(20), 527-532
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Selected Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults: United States, 2014
Reports on health conditions among the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population, compared to the Asian population with which this group has historically been associated. Includes data on cancer, heart disease, diabetes, lower back pain, arthritis, severe headaches, and asthma. Based on data from the 2014 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey and the 2014 National Health Interview Survey.
Author(s): Adena M. Galinsky, Carla E. Zelaya, Patricia M. Barnes, Catherine Simile
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Chronic Disease Disparities by County Economic Status and Metropolitan Classification, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2013
Examines health disparities in the U.S. using county economic data for unemployment, poverty, and per capita market income to compare the relationship of economic status of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties with the prevalence of hypertension, arthritis and self-rated health.
Author(s): Kate M. Shaw, Kristina A. Theis, Shannon Self-Brown, et al.
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 13, E119
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
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Polypharmacy and Health-Related Quality of Life Among US Adults With Arthritis, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2010-2012
Results of a study of 6,132 adults with arthritis, to determine the relationship between treatment with prescription drugs from 6 or more drug classes and health-related quality of life. Features demographic statistics with breakdown between urban and rural areas of residence.
Author(s): Abdulkarim M. Meraya, Nilanjana Dwibedi, Usha Sambamoorthi
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 13
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
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Do Sex Differences Exist in Rates of Falls and Fractures in Hutterite, Rural, and Nonrural Populations, Aged 20 to 66 Years?
Examines whether sex and rural versus non-rural differences exist in fall and fracture rates among Hutterites, rural non-Hutterites, and urban non-Hutterites, based on data from the South Dakota Rural Bone Health Study. Includes information on population characteristics by gender and group, covering weight, height, grip strength, activity level, osteoarthritis, falls, and fractures.
Author(s): Lee Weidauer, Teresa Binkley, Tianna Beare, et al.
Location: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 473(8), 2514-2520
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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Chronic Disease in North Dakota: A Status Report for 2014
A summary of chronic diseases in the state of North Dakota and programs, like the Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CCDPP), that are being used to prevent and treat them. Includes a discussion of a variety of ailments and risk factors such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's, heart disease, and exposure to and use of tobacco products.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Department of Health
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in a Rural North Florida Sample
Discusses the frequency of four common and preventable chronic diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis), and the risk factors that may be associated with these diseases among residents in rural North Florida.
Author(s): Henrietta Logan, Yi Guo, Virginia J Dodd, et al.
Location: BMC Public Health, 13, 906
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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The Burden of Chronic Diseases in Missouri: Progress and Challenges
Report of the burden, trends, and disparities of chronic disease in the state of Missouri. Includes a discussion of the impact of rurality on the rate of chronic disease, healthcare coverage, and access to healthy food.
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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Chronic Disease in Rural America Topic Guide
Resources and information on the impact of chronic disease in rural areas, as well as prevention and treatment. Provides information on heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, arthritis, and HIV/AIDS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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