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Depression and inflammatory arthritis are associated in both Western and Non-Western countries: Findings from the World Health Survey 2002

Apfelbacher, Christian ; Brandstetter, Susanne ; Herr, Raphael ; Ehrenstein, Boris ; Loerbroks, Adrian


Objectives: Epidemiological studies have linked arthritis to depression. However, it remains unclear to what degree the association between arthritis and depression extends to low income countries and whether it can be replicated for inflammatory arthritis (IA). We aimed to address these knowledge gaps based on a large multi-national sample. Methods: Cross-sectional data was drawn from the 2002 ...


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