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Table 2 Rheumatic complaints in general populations

From: Rheumatic Diseases in China

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