Osteoarthritis and Allied Disorders

 
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IV.H.2.1

Lead Author(s): 

Charles G. Helmick, MD, CDC Team

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

For total earnings losses, mean per-person earnings losses attributed to osteoarthritis and allied disorders averaged $7,548 per year in 2008 to 2011. Aggregate earnings losses for the 16.1 million people in the workforce with osteoarthritis and allied disorders in the United States averaged $122 billion in each of the years 2008 to 2011.     

For incremental medical expenditures, mean per-person earnings losses attributed to osteoarthritis and allied disorders averaged $4,951 per year in 2008 to 2011. Aggregate earnings losses for the United States due to osteoarthritis and allied disorders averaged $80 billion in each of the years 2008 to 2011.

Combining direct and indirect costs for osteoarthritis and allied disorders sums to total average costs of $461 billion, with incremental costs of $142 billion. (Reference Table 10.13 PDF CSV)

Edition: 

  • 2014

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