The incidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was estimated in the Lorraine district, eastern France, over the period 19861989.
Cases were identified from inand outpatients at the district Rheumatology Hospital Centre, private rheumatologists, general practitioners and by regional media announcements.
Supplementary cases resident in the area were sought by extending the procedure to adjacent districts.
The population count was obtained from the national Census.
An overall age-adjusted incidence rate of 8.8/100,000 was found using the 1987 ACR criteria (12.7/100,000 in females, 4.7/100,000 in males ; sex ratio=2.65) and 9.5/100,000 using the 1958 ARA criteria (definite and classic RA).
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Incidence, France, Europe, Homme, Epidémiologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Maladie autoimmune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Incidence, France, Europe, Human, Epidemiology, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Autoimmune disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0217363
Code Inist : 002B15D. Création : 09/06/1995.