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Arthritis: Impact on Australia's workforce

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Arthritis

Impact on Australia's workforce

Arthritis can effect many joints in the body, but most commonly impacts on the spine, knee or hip The personal and societal burdens are enormous and lead to substantial impacts on the economy

80, 032 Australians are not working due to arthritis

$24.9 Billion

3.9 million Australians have arthritis

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direct and indirect costs due to arthritis in Australia

67% of Australians with arthritis have moderate-substantial work-related disability

$9.4 Billion lost in GDP as a result

People diagnosed with arthritis

People with no arthritis

39%

17%

In work-force

Not working

Arthritis more than doubles the likelihood you will not be in the workforce

People with arthritis plus other chronic health conditions are less likely to work

Arthritis + 1 other chronic condition

Arthritis + 2 other chronic conditions

Arthritis + 3 or more other chronic conditions

53%

56%

83%

3 out of 4 Australians

report at least one other chronic health condition

Cardiovascular Disease

Back Problems

Mental Health

Asthma

Diabetes

COPD

Cancer

44%

5%

29%

23%

14%

12%

7%

Annual medical costs = >$4 Billion

$505K

$84K

$366K

$68K

Males retiring early (45-54 y/o) due to arthritis will have an average of 83% less savings to fund their retirement compared to males who work to 65

Females retiring early (45-54 y/o) due to arthritis will have an average of 81% less savings to fund their retirement compared to females who work to 65

Early retirement due to arthritis can ruin your retirement

Retire at 65 y/o

Retire 45-54 y/o

Retire 45-54 y/o

Retire at 65 y/o

THE GOOD NEWS

With the right advice, arthritis can be well managed and its impact on your ability to work reduced A number of safe treatments are effective, including: - Exercise - Weight loss and diet - Simple pain medications like paracetamol

See your local GP or physiotherapist for more guidance on how best to manage osteoarthritis

You are not alone

Want to develop your own management plan? Want to connect with other people managing arthritis?

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