To characterize persons with self-reported arthritis and other rheumatic conditions who never saw a doctor for their condition.
Comparison of 2 groups (persons who did and did not see a doctor for arthritis) identified from cross sectional data from the 1989 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), a stratified random probability sample representative of the US civilian noninstitutionalized population.
Survey respondents aged 18 years and older who answered questions on musculoskeletal conditions and self-reported arthritis (n=2944 unweighted ; 36 million weighted) were asked when they last saw a doctor for this condition.
Of adult Americans who reported arthritis, 16.4% reported never seeing a doctor for this problem.
This group was more often male and younger than those who saw a doctor for arthritis.
Persons were less likely to see a doctor for arthritis if they had better self-perceived health, fewer activity or work limitations due to arthritis, no health insurance, and if they were not overweight.
Of those who reported never visiting a doctor for arthritis, 72.8% reported one or more doctor visits within the preceding 12 months.
Weighted estimates indicate that nearly 6 million Americans with self-reported arthritis never see a doctor for their condition, including 191,000 with activity limitations due to arthritis.
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Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Adulte, Homme, Epidémiologie, Demande thérapeutique, Consultation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Adult, Human, Epidemiology, Therapeutical request, Consultation, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0127577
Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 21/05/1997.