Oral contraceptives, cigarette smoking and other factors in relation to arthritis.

@article{Vessey1987OralCC,
  title={Oral contraceptives, cigarette smoking and other factors in relation to arthritis.},
  author={Martin P. Vessey and L. Villard-Mackintosh and David Yeates},
  journal={Contraception},
  year={1987},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={457-64}
}
The data on oral contraceptive use and arthritis in the Oxford-Family Planning Association contraceptive study have been analysed. For rheumatoid arthritis, the rate of first referral to hospital was 0.33 per 1000 woman-years in those who never used oral contraceptives (27 cases), 0.33 per 1000 woman-years in ex-users of oral contraceptives (29 cases) and 0.44 per 1000 woman-years in current users of oral contraceptives (22 cases). Likewise, there was no important association between oral… CONTINUE READING

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