AAAL affected about half of adults with arthritis in all urbanrural categories; unadjusted overall prevalence ranged from 47.
Prevalence of arthritis and AAAL was particularly high among rural residents with a functional or work disability.
Several evidence-based physical activity and self-management education programs ([paragraph]) can help decrease the impact of AAAL by reducing pain and improving function, mood, and quality of life (5).
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Unadjusted prevalence estimates for arthritis and AAAL describe the absolute population burden.
Among adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis, the unadjusted overall prevalence of AAAL was 43.
Arthritis and AAAL create a substantial personal and societal burden in the United States.
Among those with arthritis, Puerto Ricans had the highest age-adjusted prevalence of AAAL (48.
For example, the highest prevalence of AAAL was among Puerto Ricans (48.
Those responding "yes" to both questions were categorized as having AAAL.
After adjustment for age, patterns of prevalence of AAAL were similar to those for doctor-diagnosed arthritis (Table).