Table 3

Prevalence of symptomatic osteoarthritis in China

Site of survey [ref.]

Location

Age (Years)

Time

Number

Prevalence (%)


Total

Knee

Lumbar

Cervical

Shoulder

Elbow

Hand

Feet

Ankle

Hip


Hebei [10]

Coal mine

≥16a

1988

1,000

20.8

1.5

12.9

1.4

1.3

0.50

0.30

0.10

2.0

Taiyuan [39]

Urban

≥16

2004

3,915

11.15

7.57

3.60

3.54

0.80

0.03

Shantou [16]

Urban

≥16

1992

1,722

8.3

1.3

6.0

4.5

0.06

0

0.1

0.3

0.15

Shantou [23]

Urban

≥16

1995

2,040

10.8

3.2

7.6

1.8

0.2

0.4

0.4

0.1

0.3

0.15

Shanghai [3]

Urban

≥16

1992

2,010

13.0

Taiwan [19]

Urban

≥20

1992

3,000

5.1

Taiwan [19]

Suburban

≥20

1992

3,000

5.8

Taiwan [19]

Rural

≥20

1992

2,998

6.3

Beijing [20]

Rural

≥16

1994

2,063

9.6

Beijing [32]

Urban

≥60

2000

1,492

0.07

Beijing [34]

Urban

≥60

2001

1,781

11.1

Shanghai [38]

Urban

≥40

2003

2,093

7.2

Beijing [33]

Urban

≥60

2001

2,507

M 3.0/F 5.8


aMale (M) > Female (F).

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

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