The impact of socioeconomic status on arthritis and osteoporosis


  • Tiffany K Gill
  • Anne W Taylor
  • Eleonora Dal Grande


Background: Low socioeconomic status has been shown to be associated with both osteoarthri s and rheumatoid arthri s, impac ng on outcomes and even the development of arthri s. However the associa on with osteoporosis has been less clear. The reasons for the associa on may be linked to socioeconomic status through educa onal aspects, income, employment type and even area of residence. Purpose: The purpose of this study was use a monthly surveillance and monitoring system to examine the prevalence of self-reported osteoarthri s, rheumatoid arthri  s and osteoporosis over  me and the associa  on with measures of socioeconomic status.





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