Relationships between social background and medical care in osteoarthritis.
Arthritis is relatively more prevalent among those of low socioeconomic status and it is important that this group have access to good arthritis care.
In our study looking at relationships between socioeconomic status and medical care, histories were obtained from a convenience sample of 110 community living elderly persons of varying social backgrounds who had symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and/or knee.
Almost all subjects had seen a physician at some time for their OA, and low income and black subjects were twice as likely to be currently receiving OA care as others.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrose, Vieillard, Homme, Hanche, Genou, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie, Maladie dégénérative, Membre inférieur, Statut socioéconomique, Système santé, Utilisation, Analyse corrélation, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoarthritis, Elderly, Human, Hip, Knee, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy, Degenerative disease, Lower limb, Socioeconomic status, Health system, Use, Correlation analysis, Statistical study, United States, North America, America
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