Epidemiology and sociodemographics of systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis among US adults with Medicaid coverage, 2000-2004.

@article{Feldman2013EpidemiologyAS,
  title={Epidemiology and sociodemographics of systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis among US adults with Medicaid coverage, 2000-2004.},
  author={Candace H Feldman and Linda T. Hiraki and Jun Liu and Michael A. Fischer and Daniel H. Solomon and Graciela S Alarc{\'o}n and Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer and Karen H Costenbader},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2013},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={753-63}
}
OBJECTIVE Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis (LN) disproportionately affect individuals who are members of racial/ethnic minority groups and individuals of lower socioeconomic status (SES). This study was undertaken to investigate the epidemiology and sociodemographics of SLE and LN in the low-income US Medicaid population. METHODS We utilized Medicaid Analytic eXtract data, with billing claims from 47 states and Washington, DC, for 23.9 million individuals ages 18-65… CONTINUE READING