Epidemiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis

About 0.5-1% of the population suffers from rheumatoid arthritis which is the most frequent inflammatory rheumatic disease.

Women between 30 and 45 years are mostly affected. There is weak familial predisposition.

Between 5 and 50 per 100,000 people newly developing the condition each year.1


1 Scott DL, Wolfe F, Huizinga TW (Sep 25, 2010). "Rheumatoid arthritis". Lancet 376 (9746): 1094&-108. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60826-4. PMID 20870100.