According to the Arthritis Foundation, the average onset of RA is between the ages of 30 and 60 years old, and children can also get it. Women tend to be diagnosed slightly earlier than men, potentially due to hormonal changes in the mid-30s and then again after the mid-40s.
What is the most common age to develop arthritis?
You can get rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at any age, but its most likely to show up between ages 30 and 50. When it starts between ages 60 and 65, its called elderly-onset RA or late-onset RA. Elderly-onset RA is different from RA that starts in earlier years.
What is the life expectancy of someone with arthritis?
In general, it is possible for RA to reduce life expectancy by around 10 to 15 years. However, many people continue to live with their symptoms past the age of 80 or even 90 years.
How common is arthritis by age?
Prevalence by Age Of people aged 18 to 44 years, 7.1% ever reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Of people aged 45 to 64 years, 29.3% ever reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Of people aged 65 years or older, 49.6% ever reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis.
Where is arthritis most common?
Joints that bear weight -- like your knees, hips, feet, and spine -- are the most common places it affects. It often comes on gradually over months or years.
What climate is best for arthritis?
According to Professor Karen Walker-Bone, professor of occupational rheumatology at the University of Southampton, people with osteoarthritis generally prefer warm and dry weather, while those with rheumatoid arthritis tend to prefer the cooler weather.