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October 2023

Global, Regional, and National Burden of Rheumatoid Arthritis, 1990–2020, and Projections to 2050: a Systematic Analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021

Lancet Rheumatol 2023;5(10):e594–610 doi 10.1016/S2665-9913(23)00211-4

As part of the GBD 2021, the authors provide updated estimates for the global burden of RA. In 2020, approximately 17.6 million people worldwide had RA, with a 14.1% increase in prevalence since 1990. Mortality decreased by 23.8% from 1990 to 2020. The study forecasts an increase in cases to 31.7 million by 2050.