Arthritis an ‘overlooked’ driver of poverty rates

Arthritis is an “overlooked” driver of poverty rates with women bearing the brunt, Australian researchers say.  

Their study of over 4000 Australians with arthritis aged 21 and over shows 18% of women fell into income poverty after they were diagnosed, compared with 16% of men.

Women with arthritis are also 87% more likely to fall into “multidimensional poverty”, relative to the