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  1. Prevalence of rheumatic diseases in Taiwan : a population study of urban, suburban, rural differences.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To determine the prevalence of symptomatic rheumatic disease in rural, urban and suburban areas of Taiwan by a 2-staged population survey.

    Methods

    Nine thousand subjects over 20 years old were sampled proportional to age and sex for the area from 3 administrative areas in Taiwan.

    A pretested questionnaire to screen for potential rheumatic disorders and/or disability was administered in the communities by health workers.

    Subjects who screened positive were examined by a rheumatologist who assigned a final diagnosis based on established criteria.

    Results

    A total of 8998 persons over age 20 residing in Hen-San (rural area), Sien-Dien (suburban), and Cu-Tien (urban) were studied.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Arthropathie, Lupus érythémateux, Disséminé, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Echelon national, Etude statistique, Taiwan, Adulte, Mongoloïde, Asie, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Inflammatory joint disease, Arthropathy, Lupus erythematosus, Disseminated, Epidemiology, Prevalence, National scope, Statistical study, Taiwan, Adult, Mongoloid, Asia, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0204867

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.