In order to estimate the prevalence rate of Raynaud's phenomenon in the Japanese population, 1875 males and 1998 females were interviewed by medical doctors, aided by a typical photograph of Raynaud's phenomenon.
The prevalence rates were 3.3% in males and 2.5% in females.
Approximately 60% of the males cases of Raynaud's phenomenon were presumed to be caused by vibration syndrome or trauma to the fingers.
Prevalence rates excluding these two causes were 1.2% in males and 2.2% in females.
The male:female ratio of these prevalence rates was 1:1.9. The prevalence rate for males increased with age, while that for females tended to decrease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Raynaud syndrome, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Sexe, Traumatisme, Trouble dû aux vibrations, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Peau pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin peau pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Système nerveux autonome pathologie, Japon
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, Raynaud syndrome, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Sex, Trauma, Vibration induced disorder, Human, Occupational exposure, Skin disease, Vascular disorders of the skin, Cardiovascular disease, Diseases of the autonomic nervous system, Japan
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0572960
Code Inist : 002B12B03. Création : 199406.