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Osteoarthritis In Chester County

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.5, No. 6)

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Page : 235-237

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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 individuals society and culture contribute to the emergence of OA.

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