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3 Million Latinos Suffer From Arthritis

CDC finds surprising differences among Hispanic subgroups when it comes to pain and limitations

A new CDC study finds surprising differences among Hispanic subgroups when it comes to arthritis.

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En español | Puerto Ricans in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely as Cuban Americans to have arthritis.

But Mexicans and Mexican Americans are most likely to report work limitations due to the disease.

In its first-ever health study of Hispanic subgroups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 3.1 million adult Latinos have arthritis, but the impact differs significantly based on ethnicity.

Genetics, education, environment and cultural behaviors may play a role, says the Arthritis Foundation's Patience White.

The CDC plans more studies of Latinos by subgroup, which could result in targeted treatment and prevention options. Meanwhile, Hispanics can take action to stave off the disease and manage the pain (see tips at right).

Statistics for Hispanic Adults With Arthritis

Statistics for Hispanic adults with arthritis, by Hispanic subgroup

Age-adjusted prevalence of three arthritis-attributable effects among Hispanic adults with arthritis, by Hispanic subgroup — United States, 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2009

Study available at CDC website

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