ARTHRITIS IN AN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY GERIATRIC POPULATION

Title

ARTHRITIS IN AN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY GERIATRIC POPULATION

Creator

Rothschild B M; Woods R J

Publisher

Age

Date

1991
1991-01

Description

Bone and joint alterations were characterized in the skeletons of 498 individuals age 64+ who died in Northeast Ohio between 1913 and 1933. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, rare in young individuals, was found in 27% of men over age 65, compared with only 5% of women (Chi square = 21.1, p < 0.0005), independent of race. Osteoarthritis was present in 41% of Blacks but only 24% of Caucasians (Chi square = 11.3, p < 0.001), independent of sex. Rheumatoid arthritis was present in 4.4% of women and 0.7% of men (Chi square = 7.32, p < 0.008), independent of race. This 6:1 ratio contrasted with the 3:1 ratio among individuals < 65. Spondyloarthropathy was equally represented in all groups. Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, equally represented by race and sex, increased logarithmically with age. This unique population survey provides new insights to rheumatologic impact on aging and should facilitate health care planning.

Subject

crystal deposition disease; Geriatrics & Gerontology; pyrophosphate

Identifier

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

17-19

Issue

1

Volume

14

Citation

Rothschild B M; Woods R J, “ARTHRITIS IN AN EARLY 20TH-CENTURY GERIATRIC POPULATION,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6909.

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