Table 2

Rheumatic complaints in general populations

Site of survey [ref.]

Location

Age (Years)

Latitude

Time

Number

Prevalence (%)


Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total


Heilongjiang [12]

Rural

≥18

46

1989

1,224

1,087

2,311

47

46

46.4

Beijing [9]

Rural

≥20

40

1987

2,090

2,102

4,192

33.4

47.1

40.3

Taiyuan [41]

Urban

≥16

38

2004

1,858

2,057

3,915

15.23

20.89

18.4

Shanghai [3]

Urban

≥16

32

1992

914

1,096

2,010

16.9

30.5

24.3

Shanghai [28]

Urban

≥16

32

1998

3,190

3,394

6,584

11

18.7

13.3

Taiwan [19]

Urban

≥20

25

1992

1,534

1,466

3,000

22

31

26.3

Taiwan [19]

Suburban

≥20

25

1992

1,477

1,523

3,000

14.5

22.5

18.4

Taiwan [19]

Rural

≥20

25

1992

1,555

1,443

2,998

17

32

24.3

Shantou [9]

Rural

≥20

23

1987

2,384

2,673

5,057

8.9

14

11.6

Hong Kong [18]

Urban

≥16

22

1992

898

1,090

1,988

9.5

15.8

13.0

Shantou [15]

Urban

≥16

23

1992

910

812

1,722

11.8

13.3

12.5

Shantou [23]

Urban

≥16

23

1995

985

1,055

2,040

12.3

21

18.1

Shantou [30]

Suburban

≥16

23

1999

863

955

1,818

15.9

23.1

19.8


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

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