Michigan Arthritis Data

In Michigan, based on 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) data:

  • A third of Michigan adults have some form of arthritis. Nearly half of these report it limits their activities.
  • Among working-age adults with arthritis, 42% report that it limits their work.
  • Arthritis is more common in people who have other chronic health conditions, like diabetes, depression or cardiovascular disease.
  • Almost half of people with arthritis in Michigan are under 65. Children are affected by arthritis too.

For a brief overview of arthritis, including its impact on people and society as well as what increases risk and what helps to improve quality of life view the Michigan Arthritis Fact Sheet (released January 2017).