Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I, 1971-1975 (NHANES I) were used to analyze associations among highest education level and arthritis.
The dependent variables indicated whether the respondent had ever been diagnosed with any form of arthritis by a physician (10,678 women and 7243 men) or whether physician X-ray readings suggested arthritis of the knee (3491 women and 3119 men).
These variables did not distinguish between osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
It is likely that the great majority of the sample reporting or diagnosed with arthritis had osteoarthritis.
There were strong univariate correlations between answers to the general arthritis question and the knee question on the one hand and gender, age, body mass, schooling, income and employment on the other.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrose, Epidémiologie, Homme, Niveau étude, Statut socioéconomique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoarthritis, Epidemiology, Human, Study level, Socioeconomic status, United States, North America, America, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy, Degenerative disease
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