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Age and sex-specific incidence rates of fibromyalgia.

Authors
Weir-PT; Harlan-GA; Nkoy-F; Lyon-JL; Hegmann-K; Gren-L
Source
Am J Epidemiol 2004 Jun; 159(11)(Suppl):S59
NIOSHTIC No.
20037566
Abstract
The goal of this study is to estimate the incidence of Fibromyalgia by age and sex, which has not previously been reported in the literature. Prevalence data demonstrates that 2% of the US population suffers from this disorder. Newly-diagnosed cases of Fibromyalgia were identified in 1998 to 2002 among members of the Deseret Mutual Benefits Administrators (DMBA) database. The DMBA is the nationwide health-insurance database of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LOS) and contains data on roughly 60,000 insured parties per year. This retrospective cohort study will include incidence rates per 1,000 person-years with the DMBA membership as the denominator. We will calculate sex-specific relative risk ratios and age-specific incidence rates from 0 - 60 years. Preliminary results are an overall incidence rate of 7.6 cases/1,000 person-years. The peak incidence by age is 15.4 cases/1,000 person-years from age 50-60 years and an overall relative risk for females of 1.84.
Keywords
Disease-incidence; Age-factors; Sex-factors; Information-retrieval-systems; Risk-analysis; Age-groups; Men; Women; Epidemiology; Chronic-inflammation; Pain-tolerance; Fatigue
CODEN
AJEPAS
Publication Date
20040601
Document Type
Abstract
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008414
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0002-9262
Source Name
American Journal of Epidemiology
State
UT
Performing Organization
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
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