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Table 3 Prevalence of symptomatic osteoarthritis in China

From: Rheumatic Diseases 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    
  1. aMale (M) > Female (F).