Reduced rates of primary joint replacement for osteoarthritis in Italian and Greek migrants to Australia: the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study
Yuanyuan Wang, Julie A Simpson, Anita Wluka, Donna M Urquhart, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles, Stephen Graves, Flavia M Cicuttini
ARTHRITIS RESEARCH & THERAPY | BMC | Published : 2009
INTRODUCTION: Racial and ethnic disparities in rates of total joint replacement have been described, but little work has been done in well-established migrant groups. The aim of this study was to compare the rates of primary joint replacement for osteoarthritis for Italian and Greek migrants to Australia and Australian-born individuals. METHODS: Eligible participants (n = 39,023) aged 27 to 75 years, born in Italy, Greece, Australia and the United Kingdom, were recruited for the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study between 1990 and 1994. Primary hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis between 2001 and 2005 was determined by data linkage to the Australian Orthopaedic Association National ..View full abstract
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The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study recruitment was funded by VicHealth and The Cancer Council Victoria. This study was funded by a program grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (209057), capacity building grant (251533), and enabling grant (396414) and was further supported by infrastructure provided by The Cancer Council Victoria. YW and AEW are the recipients of NHMRC Public Health (Australia) Fellowships (NHMRC 465142 and 317840, respectively). DMU is the recipient of an NHMRC Clinical Research Fellowship (NHMRC 284402). We would especially like to thank data manager Lisa Ingerson and statistician Nicole Pratt from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry and Georgina Marr from The Cancer Council Victoria.