Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Factors that may increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis include:
- Your sex. Women are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than men are.
- Age. Rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, but it most commonly begins between the ages of 40 and 60.
- Family history. If a member of your family has rheumatoid arthritis, you may have an increased risk of the disease.
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