West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

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Our Mission

To reduce the prevalence of Osteoporosis and Arthritis in West Virginia by providing information on prevention and education, making available information on treatment, and lessening pain and disability by encouraging individuals to maintain productive lives.

West Virginians and Arthritis

 

 

  • In 2005, 35% of West Virginia adults reported that they had been diagnosed with arthritis. This rate was highest in the U.S. Thirty-one percent of men and 38% of women reported having arthritis.
  • The CDC estimates that a total of $750 million was expended in West Virginia in 1997 on arthritis-related conditions.
  • In 2003, West Virginia adults with arthritis were significantly more likely than those without arthritis to be obese and physically inactive.
  • People with arthritis in West Virginia are more likely to report high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and asthma than are people without arthritis.
  • Arthritis-related hospitalization charges for West Virginia residents in West Virginia hospitals increased 119% from 1996 to 2003.
  • The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimated that if no action is taken, by the year of 2020 a total of 311,600 women and 154,700 men in West Virginia will have osteoporosis or low bone mass.

     

     


     

    WV Adtuls told they had arthritis in 2005

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     

    Prevalence (%) of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions by County
    WVBRFSS
    1999, 2001, 2003

    County

    %

    Rank*

    County

    %

    Rank*

    Barbour

    36.4

    12

    Pendleton

    28.0

    31

    Berkeley

    27.4

    33

    Pleasants

    36.0

    15

    Boone

    37.7

    8

    Pocahontas

    28.0

    31

    Braxton

    32.1

    25

    Preston

    38.6

    7

    Brooke

    30.0

    28

    Putnam

    24.6

    35

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cabell

    37.1

    9

    Raleigh

    36.9

    10

    Calhoun

    36.4

    13

    Randolph

    31.4

    26

    Clay

    36.4

    13

    Ritchie

    39.9

    4

    Doddridge

    39.9

    4

    Roane

    36.4

    13

    Fayette

    35.3

    17

    Summers

    38.7

    6

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Gilmer

    36.4

    13

    Taylor

    36.4

    12

    Grant

    34.3

    19

    Tucker

    38.6

    7

    Greenbrier

    38.7

    6

    Tyler

    36.0

    15

    Hampshire

    30.2

    27

    Upshur

    33.0

    23

    Hancock

    26.1

    34

    Wayne

    33.3

    22

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hardy

    28.0

    31

    Webster

    32.1

    25

    Harrison

    34.2

    20

    Wetzel

    36.0

    15

    Jackson

    36.4

    14

    Wirt

    36.4

    14

    Jefferson

    28.5

    30

    Wood

    35.0

    18

    Kanawha

    27.9

    32

    Wyoming

    36.4

    11

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lewis

    39.9

    4

    Total WV

    33.5

     

    Lincoln

    37.7

    8

    Total US

    23.0

     

    Logan

    40.7

    3

     

     

     

    McDowell

    48.1

    1

     

     

     

    Marion

    33.5

    21

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Marshall

    29.0

    29

     

     

     

    Mason

    38.9

    5

     

     

     

    Mercer

    35.7

    16

     

     

     

    Mineral

    34.3

    19

     

     

     

    Mingo

    43.6

    2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Monongalia

    18.7

    36

     

     

     

    Monroe

    38.7

    6

     

     

     

    Morgan

    30.2

    27

     

     

     

    Nicholas

    32.1

    25

     

     

     

    Ohio

    32.4

    24

     

     

     

    Note: The data from counties sharing the same rank were combined due to low sample sizes. Aggregated sample sizes were large enough for 24 of the 55 counties to stand alone. The data from the remaining 31 counties were combined into 12 groupings of counties. Each county within a grouping shares the same prevalence.

  • West Virginia Bureau for Public Health • 350 Capitol Street • Room 206 • Charleston, WV 25301
    phone: 304-558-0644 • fax: 304-558-1553

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