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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 6, June 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Osteoarthritis In Chester County

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AUTHOR(S)

Abdullah Almutairi

 

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ABSTRACT

The effects of OA on individuals and the society extend far beyond forced changes to their lifestyles. Currently, thirteen percent of all adults and thirty-three percent of those older than sixty-five years live with OA. This amounts to twenty-seven million Americans (CDC, 2015). In Chester County, twenty-six percent of adults have a certain form of arthritis, of which OA is most likely to be the most common variant (Pennsylvania Department of Health, 2011). These figures indicate that OA currently affects a sizeable portion of both the populations of the US and Chester County. There are risk factors identified, various issues related to an individualís society and culture contribute to the emergence of OA.

 

REFERENCES

[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Osteoarthritis (OA). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/osteoarthritis.htm

[2] Litwic, A., Edwards, M., Dennison, E., & Cooper, C. (2013). Epidemiology and burden of osteoarthritis. British Medical Bulletin, 105, 185-199.