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Epidemiology of chronic disc degeneration and osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine in Britain and Japan: a comparative study.

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of spinal osteoarthritis (OA) in Britain and Japan. METHODS: A total of 206 men and 188 women living in Hertfordshire, UK, and a total of 100 men and 100 women living in Miyama, Japan, aged 60-79 years were studied. Participants completed a lifestyle questionnaire, and anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the thoracic and lumbar spine were obtained under standardized conditions. Each lumbar radiograph was graded for osteoarthritic changes according t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Journal of rheumatology
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
429-433
Publication date:
2000-02-05
ISSN:
0315-162X
URN:
uuid:619d50e4-3d6f-44a7-9695-44c399227e45
Source identifiers:
125894
Local pid:
pubs:125894

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