The prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis in an urban population of Izmir-Turkey.

@article{Akar2004ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis in an urban population of Izmir-Turkey.},
  author={Servet Akar and Merih Birlik and Oguz Gurler and Ismail Sari and Fatoş Onen and Metin Manisali and Kazim Tirpan and Tarik Demir and M. Emin Meral and Nurullah Akkoc},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={416-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in an urban area in Izmir, Turkey. METHODS The study was conducted in the Balcova and Narlidere districts of Izmir and a total of 2,887 people aged 20 years or older were contacted with a 98.2% acceptance rate. Nine medical doctors administered an RA questionnaire by face-to-face interview. Subjects reporting a history of swelling in at least 2 joints lasting more than 4 continuous weeks or a history of a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING

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