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Arthritis and Other Chronic Conditions

Arthritis affects a large proportion of California Adults who also have other chronic conditions (e.g. heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity). Although arthritis is not a risk factor for these other chronic conditions, it may present a barrier to adopting healthier lifestyles.

Of California adults:

  • with heart disease, 52% also have arthritis
  • with high blood pressure, 40% also have arthritis
  • with diabetes, 42% also have arthritis
  • with high cholesterol, 34% also have arthritis
  • who are overweight and obese, 52% also have arthritis

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Last modified on: 8/28/2009 9:39 AM