Demography of a regional pediatric rheumatology patient population.
To examine the descriptive epidemiology of a regional cohort of children with rheumatic disease, and to document the variety and frequency of diseases encountered among pediatric rheumatology centers.
Pediatric rheumatology centers in southern New England participated in a prospective multicenter patient registry.
All outpatients attending clinics at 8 pediatric rheumatology centers were enrolled as subjects during the 8-year period of study (n=4585).
Diagnostic criteria defined the rheumatic disease cases which were determined by clinical examination by a pediatric rheumatologist, and record linkage was achieved to avoid duplication of subjects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Vascularite, Epidémiologie, Age apparition, Enfant, Homme, Sexe, Race, Prévalence, Taille échantillon, Echelon régional, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude multicentrique, Etude statistique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Connective tissue disease, Vasculitis, Epidemiology, Age of onset, Child, Human, Sex, Race, Prevalence, Sample size, Regional scope, United States, North America, America, Multicenter study, Statistical study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556283
Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 09/06/1995.