Perthes' disease: deprivation and decline

Perry, Daniel C., Bruce, Colin E., Pope, Daniel, Dangerfield, Peter, Platt, Mary Jane and Hall, Andrew J. (2011) Perthes' disease: deprivation and decline. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 96 (12). pp. 1124-1128. ISSN 0003-9888

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Abstract

Introduction Perthes' disease is a childhood hip disorder which frequently precipitates premature osteoarthritis necessitating joint replacement in young adults. The highest incidence reported worldwide is in Merseyside, UK, where a unique disease register is maintained. Objective To describe the temporal trends in disease incidence in a geographically defined area of Merseyside, and to examine the relationship to area deprivation. Design Descriptive observational study utilising a regional disease register in Merseyside, UK, 1976–2009. Patients 1082 children with Perthes' disease (682 from a geographically defined area). Outcome Disease incidence by region, year and deprivation quintile (measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007, and the Child Well-Being Index 2009). Results There was a dramatic decline in incidence over the study period in Liverpool, with rates falling from 14.2 to 7.7 cases/10 000 0–14-year-olds (p

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 13:34
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 13:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/35529
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-300413

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