Deprivation, urbanisation and Perthes' disease in Northern Ireland.

@article{Kealey2000DeprivationUA,
  title={Deprivation, urbanisation and Perthes' disease in Northern Ireland.},
  author={William David Kealey and Abigail J. Moore and Stephanie J Cook and Aidan P Cosgrove},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2000},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={167-71}
}
It has been suggested that Perthes' disease is more prevalent in urban areas, and that the risk increases with deprivation. We present the findings of a preliminary analysis of Perthes' disease in Northern Ireland, which is shown to have one of the highest national annual rates of incidence in the world (11.6 per 100000). Of the 313 children diagnosed over a seven-year period, 311 were allocated to the enumeration districts of the 1991 census, thus allowing the incidence to be calculated using… CONTINUE READING

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