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  1. Incidence of symptomatic hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis among patients in a health maintenance organization.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    American College of Rheumatology. National meeting. Minneapolis MN USA, 1994/10.


    To quantify the incidence of symptomatic hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis (OA) among members of the Fallon Community Health Plan, a health maintenance organization located in central Massachusetts.


    Incident OA was defined as the first evidence of OA by radiography (grade =2 on the Kellgren-Lawrence scale of 0-4) plus joint symptoms at the time the radiograph was obtained or up to 1 year before the radiograph was obtained.


    The age-and sex-standardized incidence rate for hand OA was 100/100,000 person-years (95% confidence interval [95% CI] 86,115), for hip OA 88/100,000 person-years (95% CI 75,101), and for knee OA 240/100,000 person-years (95% CI 218,262).

    The incidence of hand, hip, and knee OA increased with age, and women had higher rates than men, especially after age 50.

    A leveling off or decline occurred for both groups around the age of 80.


    In a large study of symptomatic OA we observed incidence rates that increased with age.

    In women ages 70-89, the incidence of knee OA approached 1% per year.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrose, Main, Hanche, Genou, Vieillard, Homme, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Symptomatologie, Centre santé, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie, Maladie dégénérative, Main pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoarthritis, Hand, Hip, Knee, Elderly, Human, Incidence, Epidemiology, Symptomatology, Health center, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy, Degenerative disease, Disease of the hand

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    Cote : 95-0481391

    Code Inist : 002B15E. Création : 01/03/1996.