Who gets RA?
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), between 0.5% and 1% of Americans have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). HHS also found that about 75% of cases occur in women. Anyone can have RA, but some general facts are known:
- RA usually starts affecting people between 20 and 60 years old
- People with family members who have RA may be at an increased risk of developing the disease
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