Incidence of arthritis in Australia

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• Osteoarthritis – 1 in 10
• Rheumatoid arthritis – 1 in 100
• Gout – 1 in 100
• Ankylosing Spondylitis – 1 in 200
• Juvenile arthritis – 1 in 1000
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (lupus) – 1 in 1000
• Scleroderma – 1 in 10,000

Source: March, L (2006). Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions: The clinicians’ perspective, Australia’s Health 2006, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Uploaded 19 December 2006 

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