Epidemiologic studies of fibromyalgia have so far been based on rheumatologic and general practice settings, which are poor proxies for the underlying population, The study is based on a national health interview survey carried out by the Danish Institute for Clinical Epidemiology in 1990/91 on approx. 6000 randomly selected Danish citizens.
For this study 1219 subjects from the eastern part of Denmark aged 18 to 79 years were asked about widespread muscle pain.
One-hundred-and-twenty-three persons fulfilled the screening criteria.
Clinical examination could be performed on 65 persons (53%). Eight subjects, all female, met the 1990 American College of Rheumatism criteria for fibromyalgia.
Dropouts were regarded as not having fibromyalgia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Muscle strié, Epidémiologie, Adulte, Homme, Danemark, Europe, Prévalence, Fibromyalgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Striated muscle, Epidemiology, Adult, Human, Denmark, Europe, Prevalence
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