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    Texas Arthritis Program
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    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756


    Texas Arthritis Program

Texas Arthritis Program


In 2011, 3.9 million, or 20.2% of adult Texans reported having doctor-diagnosed arthritis.  Arthritis was more commonly reported in women than men (24.1% and 16.2%, respectively).  Regarding arthritis burden by race/ethnicity, non-Hispanic Whites had the highest prevalence of arthritis in 2011, at 26%, followed by African Americans (20%), and Hispanics (12.5%).

“Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, limiting the activities of nearly 21 million adults.”  In Texas, arthritis limits the activities of 50.7% of those affected, or 2 million individuals. Source:  Texas Population Data, 2011, Projected

The Texas Arthritis Program monitors the prevalence of arthritis in Texas and provides information on approved, CDC evidence-based self-management education and physical activity programs. 

Last updated February 20, 2013