Socioeconomic disparities in the health of African Americans with rheumatoid arthritis from the southeastern United States

Academic Article


  • Results. The mean age was 54 years, 86% were women, and the mean RA disease duration was 7.8 years. Approximately 24% had less than a high school degree, 56% had a nonprofessional occupation, 75% had a household income ≤$30,000, and 55% were nonhomeowners. In multivariable regression models, significantly increased associations of disease activity measures and self-reported health outcomes were observed with low household income (≤$30,000/year) and nonhomeownership. Education less than high school was primarily associated with self-reported health outcomes. Among participants with disease duration <2 years, associations of SES were confined to self-reported measures.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 22376265
  • Author List

  • Baldassari AR; Cleveland RJ; Jonas BL; Conn DL; Moreland LW; Bridges SL; Callahan LF
  • Start Page

  • 1808
  • End Page

  • 1817
  • Volume

  • 66
  • Issue

  • 12