Relevant Population CharacteristicsAnyone can develop arthritis or other chronic diseases, but the risk increases as people age. As the Utah population ages, a greater percentage of Utahns will be at risk for developing arthritis and other chronic diseases. Females are more likely to report arthritis than males. White, non-Hispanic and non-White, non-Hispanic individuals are more likely to report arthritis than Hispanic persons. Being overweight or obese is also a significant risk factor.
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