[Epidemiology of osteoarthritis in Japan : the ROAD study].

  title={[Epidemiology of osteoarthritis in Japan : the ROAD study].},
  author={Noriko Yoshimura},
  journal={Clinical calcium},
  volume={21 6},
The present study investigated the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and lumbar spondylosis (LS) in the Japanese population, by using a large-scale population-based cohort study named ROAD (Research on Osteoarthritis÷osteoporosis Against Disability) . In men and women aged more than 40 years, the prevalence of KOA was 42.6% and 62.4%, respectively, and that of LS was 81.5% and 65.5%, respectively. A total of 25,300,000 people (8,600,000 men and 16,700,000 women) aged more than 40 years… CONTINUE READING


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