Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Rheumatoid arthritis, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 05 July 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Rheumatoid arthritis. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis
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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect anyone at any age, and may cause significant pain and disability.
Rates of rheumatoid arthritis are slightly higher for women (2.3%) than men (1.5%)
In 2017–18, there were 12,045 hospitalisations for rheumatoid arthritis, a rate of 43 per 100,000 persons
Rheumatoid arthritis is most common in people aged 75 years or over
About 456,000 Australians (1.9% of the total population) have rheumatoid arthritis
10 Nov 2020 - The medications section was amended to reflect the current recommended practice.
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