Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, Volume 47, February 2021,
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.
Adult; African American; Caucasian; Chinese; Clinical Outcome; Disease Exacerbation; Disease Severity; Ethnic Difference; Ethnic Group; Ethnic Groups; Functional Status; Geographic Disparities; Geographic Distribution; Global Disease Burden; Health Disparity; Hip Osteoarthritis; Human; Humans; Incidence; Knee Osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis, Hip; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; Prevalence; Priority Journal; Prognosis; Race Difference; Racial/ethnic Disparities; Review; Risk Assessment; Risk Factor; Social Status; Socioeconomic Factors; Socioeconomic Status; Socioeconomics; Total Hip Replacement; Total Knee Arthroplasty; United States; Global