The prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the elderly in developed countries and its evolution over time.

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the elderly in developed countries and its evolution over time.
Périodique
Sozial- und Präventivmedizin
Auteur(s)
Mariller M.M., Santos-Eggimann B.
ISSN
0303-8408
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
50
Numéro
1
Pages
45-51
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
OBJECTIVES: This study aims at evaluating the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the elderly and its evolution over time. METHODS: We present a systematic international literature review of the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the elderly and its evolution over time. RESULTS: The estimated current prevalence of rheumatic diseases among people aged 65 and more varies between 41% and 53%, and is similar to estimated prevalence rates in studies performed before 1990 (35-55%). The prevalence is high and seems to increase rapidly with age. Furthermore, women suffer more frequently from rheumatic diseases than men. CONCLUSION: The selected studies included a large range of methods, making comparisons difficult. However, estimates of the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the elderly appear to be homogeneous in different countries and stable since 1980.
Mots-clé
Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Rheumatic Diseases, Sex Factors, Time Factors
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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