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Around 46 million Americans suffer from pain-causing arthritis or other rheumatic conditions.

Reference

Title
Arthritis
Publication Date
Published January 17, 2013
Authors
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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