Table 5

Prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis in China

Site of survey [ref.]

Location

Age (Years)

Ethnic

Time

Number

Prevalence (%)


Taiwan [4]

Rural island

≥17

Han

1974

5,629

0.3

Beijing [9]

Rural

≥20

Han

1987

4,192

0.34

Taiyuan [41]

Urban

≥16

Han

2004

3,915

0.28

Shandong [25]

Rural

≥16

Han

1996

5,055

0.36

Shanghai [3]

Urban

≥16

Han

1992

2,010

0.2

Shanghai [28]

Urban

≥16

Han

1998

6,584

0.28

Hong Kong [18]

Urban

≥16

Han

1992

1,988

0.35

Shantou [9]

Rural

≥20

Han

1987

5,058

0.32

Shantou [23]

Urban

≥16

Han

1995

2,040

0.2

Taiwan [19]

Urban

≥20

Han

1994

3,000

0.93

Taiwan [19]

Suburban

≥20

Han

1994

3,000

0.78

Taiwan [19]

Rural

≥20

Han

1994

2,998

0.26

Heilongjiang [12]

Mountain

≥18

H and Maa

1989

2,311

0.50

Changchun [6]

Factory

≥20

H and Maa

1980

36,097

0.32

Ningxia [14]

Highland

≥18

H and Mub

1990

10,420

0.36


aHan and Manchu. bHan and Muslin.

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

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