Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Rheumatoid Arthritis Forecast in 17 Major Markets 2016-2026” report to their offering.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is classified as an autoimmune disease and occurs when the immune system attacks the synovium (membranes surrounding joints). The inflammation resulting from the attack causes thickening of the synovium, which eventually destroys the cartilage and bone within the joint. The tendons and ligaments holding the joint together weaken and stretch, resulting in gradual loss of joint shape and alignment.
The prevalence of RA has been rumoured to be in decline over the past 20-30 years, although there is nothing concrete in the literature to substantiate if this is actually the case.
This report provides the current prevalent population for Rheumatoid Arthritis across 17 Major Markets (USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, NL, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Japan and India) split by gender and 5-year age cohort. Along with the current prevalence, the report also contains a disease overview of the risk factors, disease diagnosis and prognosis along with specific variations by geography and ethnicity.
Providing a value-added level of insight from the analysis team, several of the main symptoms and co-morbidities of Rheumatoid Arthritis have been quantified and presented alongside the overall prevalence figures. These sub-populations within the main disease are also included at a country level across the 10-year forecast snapshot.