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The following statistics are from the Arthritis Foundation:
- Nearly 70 million people in the US have some form of arthritis or chronic joint symptoms.
- About 300,000 children in the US have arthritis. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is the most common form of juvenile arthritis.
- Rheumatoid arthritis, the most crippling form of arthritis, affects approximately 3 million Americans and two to three times more women than men. Further, the average onset for rheumatoid arthritis is between the ages of 30 and 50 years old.
- Lupus affects women about eight to 10 times as often as men, and often occurs around the ages of 18 to 45.
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