According to the Arthritis Society, arthritis affects more than 4.6 million Canadian adults (Canadians aged 15 years and older) and by 2036, this number is estimated to increase to 7.5 million Canadian adults. Worldwide, as of August 2016, based on the statistics provided by The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN), as much as 1% of the worldwide population is affected by rheumatoid arthritis.
1.6 billion people in the Americas that are suffering with chronic conditions are left to manage their health on their own, and with limited knowledge and resources.
Arthritis has impacted more than 4.6 million (approximately 1 in 6) Canadians aged 15 years and older. It costs $33 billion per year to patients, employers, healthcare providers, and government and insurance payers.
A new diagnosis of osteoarthritis happens every 60 seconds.
1 in 136 workers is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, and within 10 years, this will increase to 1 in 68 workers.
Arthritis typically happens to people between ages of 35 and 50, which is the prime working ages. But arthritis can hit anyone at anytime, any age, in spite of physical condition or ethnicity.
More than 3 out of every 1000 children aged 18 or under live with a form of arthritis.
There is no cure for arthritis.