The prevalence of RA was investigated as part of a house-to-house survey of musculoskeletal pain in a total population of 4683 rural and 1071 urban subjects 15 years of age and over in Central Java.
Those identified as having peripheral joint pain of more than 6 weeks duration (82 men and 129 women) were examined by a rheumatologist (JD) and serology tests and X-rays arranged.
The prevalence of definite RE by ERE criteria was 0.2 ; in rural and 0.3 ; in urban subjects.
The severity of diagnosed cases was indicated by Steinbrocker's functional classification of grades 2 and 3 and erosive arthritis on hand X-rays of grades 2-4.
The low prevalence rate of RE compared with that found in developed countries is due partly to the different age structure of the population and lower life expectancy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Chronique, Maladie autoimmune, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Radiodiagnostic, Radiographie, Exploration clinique, Prévalence, Indonésie, Asie, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Chronic, Autoimmune disease, Inflammatory joint disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Epidemiology, Human, Radiodiagnosis, Radiography, Clinical investigation, Prevalence, Indonesia, Asia, Mortality
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