What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
2% of the Australian population are affected by RA- ~407,900
Onset of RA usually occurs between the ages of 35-65
Genetic factors are estimated to contribute 50-60% of the risk of developing RA
Three quarters of people with RA are female
There are many types of arthritis: rheumatoid, osteoarthritis and gout are the most common