Racial/Ethnic, Socioeconomic, and Geographic Disparities in the Epidemiology of Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

It is estimated that 32.5 million US adults have clinical osteoarthritis (OA), with the most common sites being knee and hip. OA is associated with substantial individual and societal costs. Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), and geographic variations in the prevalence of knee and hip OA are well established around the world. In addition, clinical outcomes associated with hip and knee OA differ according to race/ethnicity, SES, and geography. This variation is likely multifactorial and may also reflect country-specific differences in health care systems. The interplay between different factors, such as geography, SES, and race/ethnicity, is difficult to study.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Callahan, LF; Cleveland, RJ; Allen, KD; Golightly, Y

Published Date

  • February 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 20

PubMed ID

  • 34042049

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8248516

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3163

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rdc.2020.09.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States