How common is Rheumatoid Arthritis

How common is Rheumatoid Arthritis

• Race—worldwide, all races. Native Americans (Algonquian and Pima Indians) have higher prevalence.

• Gender distribution—females > males 2–3:1.

• Age—the average age of onset of RA in women is 40 to 60 years, men are older.

• Occurs in about 1% of adults in the United States. The prevalence increases with age.

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