High prevalence of joint laxity in West Africans.
Previous surveys have suggested marked ethnic and geographical variation in the occurrence of joint hypermobility.
We investigated the prevalence of joint hypermobility and the influences of age, sex, body mass and occupation in a rural Yoruba population in Nigeria.
The study sample consisted of 204 individuals aged 6-66 yr from the townships of Igbo-ora and Eruwa in south western Nigeria.
Sixty-eight had reported joint pain as part of a population survey of arthritic disorders and each was age and sex matched with one household and one neighbour control.
Joint hypermobility was assessed, at four peripheral sites bilaterally and forward flexion of the trunk, by a single observer using the Beighton score.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Articulation, Epidémiologie, Homme, Prévalence, Afrique Ouest, Afrique, Hyperlaxité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Joint, Epidemiology, Human, Prevalence, West Africa, Africa, Laxity
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Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 199406.