Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July 07, 2017

About one child in every 1,000 develops some type of chronic arthritis, and it can affect children at any age. The American College of Rheumatology estimates that around 300,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with the condition. Growing up with arthritis can be challenging. However, with care from a team of rheumatology professionals, most children with arthritis live full and active lives.

According to the WHA Information Center, 27 patients under the age of 18 were admitted to Wisconsin hospitals with this condition in 2016. In addition, there were over 1,600 outpatient visits to hospitals of patients under the age of 18 with this condition. 

Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.

This story originally appeared in the July 07, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter