Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

Americans with arthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries than those without the condition, a new study reveals.

Rates of falls and fall-related injuries over the study’s 12-month period were higher among middle-aged and older adults with arthritis in every state and the District of Columbia, researcher Kamil Barbour, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues found.

For a single fall, the rates among adults with arthritis and those without arthritis were 15.5 percent versus 12.1 percent, respectively.

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