Incidence and mortality of systemic lupus erythematosus in a southern Chinese population, 2000-2006.

@article{Mok2008IncidenceAM,
  title={Incidence and mortality of systemic lupus erythematosus in a southern Chinese population, 2000-2006.},
  author={Chi Chiu Mok and Chi Hung To and Ling Yin Ho and Ka Lung Yu},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={1978-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the annual incidence and standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of a longitudinal cohort of Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Annual numbers of new cases and deaths in a longitudinal cohort of patients with SLE between 2000 and 2006 retrieved from a database were compared with regional population and death rates expected from the annual death statistics maintained by our hospital and population census data. RESULTS Our cohort of SLE had grown… CONTINUE READING

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