Table 1

List of 38 reports on common rheumatic diseases in China between 1974 and 2006

Site of survey [ref.]

Location

Age (Years)

Time

Method

Number

Focus


Male

Female

Total


Taiwan [4]

Rural island

≥17

1974

Other

2,728

2,901

5,629

RA and AS

4 cities [5]

Urban

≥20

1980

Other

267

235

502

SUA

Changchun [6]

Factory

≥20a,b

1980

Other

27,272

8,825

36,097

RA and AS

Shanghai [7]

Textile factory

≥18c

1984

Other

12,374

20,294

32,668

SLE

Shantou [8]

Rural/urban

≥16

1985

Other

5,632

5,015

10,647

AS

Beijing [9]

Rural

≥20

1987

ILAR

2,090

2,102

4,192

Common RD

Shantou [9]

Rural

≥20

1987

COPCORD

2,384

2,673

5,057

Common RD

Hebei [10]

Coal mine

≥16b

1988

Other

892

108

1,000

OA

Beijing [11]

Urban

40 to 58

1988

Other

1,062

951

2,013

SUA

Beijing [11]

Rural

40 to 58

1988

Other

558

949

1,507

SUA

Heilongjiang [12]

Mountain

≥18a

1989

Other

1,224

1,087

2,311

Common RD

Guangzhou [13]

Urban/rural

21 to 40

1989

Other

12,102

13,590

25,692

SLE

Ningxia [14]

Highland

≥18d

1990

ILAR

5,143

5,277

10,420

Common RD

Shanghai [3]

Urban

≥16

1992

COPCORD

914

1,096

2,010

Common RD

Shantou [15–17]

Urban

≥16

1992

COPCORD

910

812

1,722

OA, BMD and gout

Hong Kong [18]

Urban

≥16

1992

Other

898

1,090

1,988

RA

Taiwan [19]

Urban

≥20

1992

Other

1,534

1,466

3,000

Common RD

Taiwan [19]

Suburban

≥20

1992

Other

1,477

1,523

3,000

Common RD

Taiwan [19]

Rural

≥20

1992

Other

1,555

1,443

2,998

Common RD

Beijing [20]

Rural

≥16c

1994

Other

653

1,410

2,063

Knee OA

Beijing [21]

Suburban

≥16c

1994

Other

611

1,359

2,066

pSS

Taiwan [22]

Mountain

≥18e

1994

Other

145

197

342

SUA and gout

Shantou [23]

Urban

≥16

1995

COPCORD

985

1,055

2,040

Common RD

Taiwan [24]

Island

≥19

1996

Other

2,754

2,953

5,707

SUA and gout

Shandong [25]

Rural

≥16

1996

ILAR

2,695

2,360

5,055

RA and AS

Shanghai [26]

Urban

≥15

1997

COPCORD

913

1,124

2,037

SUA and gout

Shandong [27]

Coast

≥20

1997

Other

8,449

8,595

17,044

Common RD

Shanghai [28]

Urban

≥16

1998

COPCORD

3,190

3,394

6,584

Common RD

Shantou [29,30]

Suburban

≥16

1999

COPCORD

975

1,054

2,029

SpA and gout

Beijing [31]

Urban

≥16

1999

COPCORD

1,025

957

1,982

SpA

Beijing [32]

Urban

≥60

2000

Other

614

878

1,492

Hip OA

Beijing [33]

Urban

≥60

2000

Other

1,004

1,503

2,507

Hand OA

Beijing [34]

Urban

≥60

2000

Other

730

1,051

1,781

Knee OA

Northeast [35]

15 Provincesf

17 to 40g

2000

COPCORD

20,068

0

20,068

AS

Qingdao [36]

Urban

≥20

2002

Other

720

1,303

2,023

SUA

Nanjing [37]

Urban

≥20

2003

Other

3,849

4,039

7,888

SUA and gout

Shanghai [38]

Urban

≥40

2003

COPCORD

894

1,199

2,093

Knee OA

Taiyuan [39–41]

Urban

≥16

2004

COPCORD

1,858

2,057

3,915

Common RD


All mentions of 'OA' in this table refer to symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA). aHan and Manchu ethnic. bMale>Female. cMale<Female. dHan and Muslim ethnic. eAborigines. f11 ethnic. gAll male. AS, ankylosing spondylitis; BMD, bone mineral density; COPCORD, Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases; F, female; ILAR, International League of Associations for Rheumatology; M, male; pSS, primary Sjögren's syndrome; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; RD, rheumatic diseases; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; SUA, serum uric acid; SpA, spondyloarthropathy.

Zeng et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 10:R17   doi:10.1186/ar2368

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