To examine racial differences in the incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
A population-based registry of SLE patients in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was used to identify incident cases of SLE diagnosed between January 1,1985 and December 31,1990, from 3 sources, by medical record review (University of Pittsburgh Lupus Databank, rheumatologists, and hospitals).
Capture-recapture methods using log-linear models were used to estimate the level of case-finding and to calculate 95% confidence intervals (CI).
Incidence rates were calculated per 100,000 population.
A total of 191 definite and 78 probable incident cases of SLE were identified, and the overall annual incidence rates were 2.4 (95% CI 2.1-2.8) and 1.0 (95% CI 0.8-1.3), respectively.
The crude incidence rates of definite SLE were 0.4 for white males, 3.5 for white females, 0.7 for African-American males, and 9.2 for African-American females.
The annual incidence rates of definite SLE remained fairly constant over the study interval.
African-American females with definite SLE had a younger mean age at diagnosis compared with white females (P<0.05).
Our rates clearly confirm previous reports of an excess incidence of SLE among females compared with males and among African-Americans compared with whites.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lupus érythémateux, Disséminé, Homme, Epidémiologie, Pennsylvanie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Sexe, Race, Négroïde, Caucasoïde, Incidence, Mâle, Femelle, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lupus erythematosus, Disseminated, Human, Epidemiology, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, America, Sex, Race, Negroid, Caucasoid, Incidence, Male, Female, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0533548
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 01/03/1996.