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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Arthritis. Retrieved from https://pp.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/arthritis
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Arthritis is an umbrella term for a range of inflammatory conditions affecting the bones, muscles and joints. These conditions often result in pain, stiffness, swelling and redness in affected joints. They include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis and gout. Arthritis is a common condition particularly among older Australians, and is a large contributor to illness, pain and disability.
1 in 2 Australians with arthritis experienced moderate to severe pain
1 in 7 Australians have some form of arthritis
3 in 4 Australians over 45 with arthritis have self-reported at least one other chronic condition
1 in 5 Australians with arthritis experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress
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