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Table 5 Prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis in China

From: Rheumatic Diseases 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
  1. aHan and Manchu. bHan and Muslin.