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Table 3 Prevalence rate of self-reported and clinical OA and joint replacements by country (weighted)

From: European project on osteoarthritis: design of a six-cohort study on the personal and societal burden of osteoarthritis in an older European population

  All countries Germany Italy Netherlands Spain Sweden UK p-value
Self-reported OA (%)         
Knee 34.1 28.4 44.2 26.2 45.0 34.9 22.0 <.0001
Hip 21.8 7.0 35.5 19.1 24.1 27.3 11.6 <.0001
Hand 33.8 28.8 44.2 29.4 38.0 42.3 13.1 <.0001
Any knee, hip or hand 52.8 45.6 68.8 44.3 56.8 60.2 35.8 <.0001
Anywhere in the body 58.8 51.7 79.4 48.9 61.3 65.7 39.2 <.0001
Clinical OA (%)         
Knee 20.2 11.0 28.8 18.2 24.1 20.0 15.9 <.0001
Hip 6.1 0.8 13.8 6.7 4.4 5.0 4.7 <.0001
Hand 17.1 13.3 24.1 11.3 19.3 19.4 14.7 <.0001
Any knee, hip or hand 31.7 21.9 43.9 25.9 35.4 33.3 27.6 <.0001
Joint replacements (%)         
Knee replacements 3.9 3.5 3.2 2.9 4.9 3.3 6.5 ns
Hip replacements 6.4 7.7 6.7 9.2 2.4 6.5 5.7 <.001
Hand/fingers replacements 0.1 0 0 0.4 0.1 0.1 0 ns
Any joint replacements 12.3 12.1 10.6 15.2 10.2 11.6 14.2 ns