High rate of death caused by systemic lupus erythematosus among U. S. residents of Asian descent

Arthritis Rheum. 1982 Apr;25(4):414-8. doi: 10.1002/art.1780250409.

Abstract

From 1968 through 1976, adjusted annual rates of death from systemic lupus erythematosus, based on National Center for Health Statistics data from the 12 states with most (88%) of the Asian population, were higher for Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos than for whites in the United States. These Asian subgroups had a combined average annual mortality rate significantly higher than that of whites whether Hawaii was included (6.8/million for Asians versus 2.8 for whites) or excluded (6.0 versus 2.8).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • Aged
  • Asia / ethnology
  • Blacks
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • China / ethnology
  • Female
  • Hawaii
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Japan / ethnology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / mortality*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Philippines / ethnology
  • United States
  • Whites