To determine the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in Han Chinese in north and south China.
Samples of 4192 adults in the Beijing (north) and 5057 in the Shantou (south) areas, based on village administration registers, were studied.
The same questionnaire was administered by doctors who then examined those with rheumatic symptoms.
One observer (QYZ) took part in both studies.
The prevalence of definite rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was 0.34% (95% CI ; 0. 20-0.51) in the north and 0.32% (0.16-0.47) in the south.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) was noted in 0.26% of both samples (95% CI ; 0.11-0.42 north and 0.14-0.40 south).
Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Homme, Mongoloïde, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Zone rurale, Région géographique, Etude comparative, Chine, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Human, Mongoloid, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Rural area, Geographical division, Comparative study, China, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556270
Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 09/06/1995.