Rheumatoid Arthritis In America

New Health Union survey data helps the healthcare industry better understand and reach people living with rheumatoid arthritis

For the seventh year in a row, Health Union has gathered patient-reported data from hundreds of real people impacted by rheumatoid arthritis. The seventh annual Rheumatoid Arthritis In America survey quantifies the true impact of this condition among patients – going beyond basic demographics and symptoms to establish a deep understanding of the holistic patient journey for those affected and to track trends over time.

The new data from the seventh annual Rheumatoid Arthritis In America survey reveals deep insights of a population of 3,511 diagnosed respondents, of which 11% were diagnosed before age 30, and 41% started to experience symptoms before age 40. Half are currently using a biologic or JAK inhibitor medication, and only 16% of all respondents feel controlled on their current treatment plan.*

*Top 2 box on a 7-pt. scale

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Data
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Data
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Data

Many people living with rheumatoid arthritis report their condition has a significant impact on their mental health and emotional well-being. Survey respondents living with RA describe their emotional state:

“Depressed – feeling of not being as useful in family as I could be. Sad that I can not do what I need to do.” – Survey respondent living with RA

“Being fearful, anxious, and feeling like a burden.” – Survey respondent living with RA

“I have doubts and fears for my future as I age. How RA will affect my health, job, etc.” – Survey respondent living with RA

This access to a broad base of knowledge, facts and data gleaned from Health Union’s open online health communities like RheumatoidArthritis.net, and syndicated research allows the healthcare industry to harness the power of Health Union’s continuous immersion in the patient experience to deliver smarter insights and implications–so you can spend your time developing the strategies that will make a difference.