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Risk Factors for Arthritis Prevalence

Risk Factors

The prevalence of arthritis increases with age. Females are more likely to report arthritis than males. White, non-Non-Hispanic individuals are more likely to report arthritis than Hispanic persons. Being overweight or obese is also a risk factor. Specific genes are associated with a higher risk of certain types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), and ankylosing spondylitis. Other risk factors include joint injuries, infection, and occupations that involve repetitive knee bending and squatting.

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Content updated: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 14:39:42 MST