Title: The High Prevalence of Knee Osteoarthritis in North China Population: The Handan Osteoarthritis Study

Author(s) - Zhang Yong-Tao, Niu Jing*, Tian Zai-Jie, Ma Zhi-Lin, Liu Bo-Yu, Xie Zhi-Tao, Wang Shen

 DOI: - 10.23958/ijirms/vol02-i09/07


Abstract:

Objective: To investigate the prevalence of Handan city urban and rural elderly population in osteoarthritis and to discusses its characteristics and risk factors for disease

Methods: One neighborhood committees and two suburban counties are randomly selected. To draw to the r (village) committee that all residents over the age of 45 epidemiological investigation, questionnaire survey knee joint disease situation, college visits and physical examination and X-ray fluoroscopy.

Results: The total prevalence rate of knee osteoarthritis is 9.1%, the prevalence of 9.6% rural residents 9.6% of urban residents; Unreasonable 11.8% 5.9% of men women, gender, age, body mass index(BMI), urban and rural residents is not reasonable way of life and work associated with knee osteoarthritis.

Conclusion: Gender, age, body mass index, urban and way of life and work of rural residents are risk factors of knee osteoarthritis, should actively intervene to reduce the pathogenic effects of such factors.

Keywords:  Knee; Osteoarthritis; Body mass index; Epidemiology.


How to Cite this Article?

"Zhang Yong-Tao, Niu Jing*, Tian Zai-Jie, Ma Zhi-Lin, Liu Bo-Yu, Xie Zhi-Tao, Wang Shen" ‘The High Prevalence of Knee Osteoarthritis in North China Population: The Handan Osteoarthritis Study" International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science(IJIRMS), http://ijirms.in/index.php, Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2017, p. No. 1276-1279

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