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  1. Estimates of the prevalence of arthritis and selected musculoskeletal disorders in the United States.

    Article - En anglais


    To provide a single source for the best available estimates of the national prevalence of arthritis in general and of selected musculoskeletal disorders (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, the spondylarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyalgia rheumatica/giant cell arteritis, gout, fibromyalgia, and low back pain).


    The National Arthritis Data Workgroup reviewed data from available surveys, such as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey series.

    For overall national estimates, we used surveys based on representative samples.

    Because data based on national population samples are unavailable for most specific musculoskeletal conditions, we derived data from various smaller survey samples from defined populations.

    Prevalence estimates from these surveys were linked to 1990 US Bureau of the Census population data to calculate national estimates.

    We also estimated the expected frequency of arthritis in the year 2020.


    Current national estimates are provided, with important caveats regarding their interpretation, for self-reported arthritis and selected conditions.

    An estimated 15% (40 million) of Americans had some form of arthritis in 1995.

    By the year 2020, an estimated 18.2% (59.4 million) will be affected.



    Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrite, Articulation, Inflammation, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Echantillon, Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Arthrite chronique juvénile, Spondylarthropathie, Arthrose, Horton maladie, Lombalgie, Fibromyalgie, Homme, Chronique, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Maladie dégénérative, Rachis pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Echantillon représentatif

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arthritis, Joint, Inflammation, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Sample, Rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Spondylarthropathy, Osteoarthritis, Giant cell arteritis, Low back pain, Fibromyalgia, Human, Chronic, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease, Degenerative disease, Spine disease, Striated muscle disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0261671

    Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 11/09/1998.