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  1. Shoulder joint impairment among Finns aged 30 years or over : prevalence, risk factors and co-morbidity.

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    To describe the prevalence, risk factors and consequences of shoulder joint impairment in the population.


    A representative sample (n=7217) of the Finnish population aged >=30 yr participated in a health examination survey (the Mini-Finland Health Survey).

    The design of the survey allowed an independent assessment of disability, reported shoulder pain, shoulder joint impairment and major chronic co-morbidity.


    Shoulder impairment was observed in 8.8%, while pain was reported by 30%. The prevalence of shoulder pain decreased among the elderly, whereas impairments increased up to 20% of those aged 75-80 yr.

    In addition to age, sex, previous injury to the shoulder joint and a history of physically heavy work, diabetes was associated with shoulder impairment (OR 1.6,95% CI 1.2-2.1).

    Shoulder impairment was associated with disability (adjusted OR 2.0, Cl 1.6-2.5).


    Shoulder impairment is an important component of ill health among the elderly, and cannot be reduced to reported pain alone.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arthropathie, Epaule, Symptomatologie, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Association morbide, Finlande, Europe, Adulte, Homme, Personne âgée, Articulation scapulohumérale, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arthropathy, Shoulder, Symptomatology, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Risk factor, Concomitant disease, Finland, Europe, Adult, Human, Elderly, Shoulder joint, Diseases of the osteoarticular system

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

    Cote : 99-0425515

    Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 22/03/2000.