To estimate the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among US adults, data from the Occupational Health Supplement of the 1988 National Health Interview Survey were analyzed.
Based on a sample of 44 233 households (response rate, 91.5%), an estimated 1.55% (2.65 million) of 170 million adults self-reported carpal tunnel syndrome in 1988.
Females and Whites had a higher prevalence of self-reporting carpal tunnel syndrome than males and non-Whites, respectively.
Among 127 million adults who worked during the 12 months before the survey, 0.53% (0.68 million) reported that their « prolonged » hand discomfort was called carpal tunnel syndrome by a health care provider.
Mots-clés Pascal : Canal carpien syndrome, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Statistique sanitaire, Homme, Autoévaluation, Enquête, Compression, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carpal tunnel syndrome, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Sanitary statistics, Human, Self evaluation, Inquiry, Compression, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0033560
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 09/06/1995.