Prevalence of joint pain is higher among women in rural Japan than urban Japanese-American women in Hawaii.

@article{Aoyagi1999PrevalenceOJ,
  title={Prevalence of joint pain is higher among women in rural Japan than urban Japanese-American women in Hawaii.},
  author={Keishiro Aoyagi and Philip D. Ross and Chang-wu Huang and Richard D. Wasnich and Takuo Hayashi and Tai-ichiro Takemoto},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={315-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Environmental factors such as farming contribute to the frequency of joint symptoms. The purpose of this study is to explore the possible role of environment (lifestyle), by comparing the prevalence of joint pain between Japanese in a rural farming district in Japan and in urban Hawaii. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Current or previous pain at specific joints was surveyed among 222 women in rural Japan and 638 Japanese women in urban Hawaii aged 60-79. The age adjusted prevalence was… CONTINUE READING

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