Juvenile arthritis includes several different kinds of arthritis occurring in children, causing significant pain, disability and restrictions in school and other activities. Juvenile arthritis is estimated to affect around 1 child in every 1,000 aged 0–15 and is more common in girls than boys.

  • Cat. no: PHE 258
Findings from this report:
  • From 2008–09 to 2017–18 juvenile arthritis hospitalisations increased from 21 to 29 per 100,000 children aged 0-15 years

  • In 2017–18, the hospitalisation rate for juvenile arthritis in girls was 1.9 times that of boys

  • Juvenile arthritis is estimated to affect around 1 child in every 1,000 aged 0–15

  • In 2017–18, there were 1,445 hospitalisations for juvenile arthritis in children aged 0–15