Poor neighbourhoods suffer higher rate of arthritis

People living in poor neighbourhoods are more prone to arthritis than those in more affluent areas, a study has shown.

Around 30% of people living in socially disadvantaged areas were found to have arthritis, compared with 18.5% in wealthier communities.

The study is the first to show the factors influencing the link between arthritis prevalence and people’s neighbourhoods.

Read more at University of Melbourne