Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in District Narowal, Pakistan

  • Asfa Ashraf School of Basic Medical Sciences, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350108, China; Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Iqra Iqbal Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Fakhar-un-Nisa Yunus Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
  • Saman Alam Department of Anatomy and Histology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
  • Ali Muhammad Department of Zoology, University of Poonch, Rawalakot 12350, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Usman Farooq Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Irfan Department of Zoology, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi 46000, Pakistan.
Keywords: Incidence, rheumatoid arthritis, age groups, population

Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of modern civilization and attacking people in every part of the world and people of every field are being affected. The data about the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis of sixty patients was collected by interviewing them in different hospitals of district Narowal. The relative occurrence and incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in different age groups was determined. The analysis shows the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis was more in males (55%, n=33/60) compared to females (45%, n=27/60). Rheumatoid arthritis was more prevalent in age group of 41-50 years (32%, n=19/60) and less prevalent in age group of 61-70 years (3%, n=2/60). In our sample population the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis by age group of 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60 and 61-70 was 10, 15, 28, 32, 12 and 3% respectively. In the developing countries the incidence of rheumatic diseases is frequently unidentified so there is requirement of investigations to know the exact rate and risk factor of this overwhelming disease.

Published
2016-09-11
How to Cite
Ashraf, A., Iqbal, M. N., Iqbal, I., Yunus, F.- un-N., Alam, S., Muhammad, A., Farooq, M. U., & Irfan, M. (2016). Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in District Narowal, Pakistan. PSM Biological Research, 1(2), 49-52. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/biolres/article/view/26
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