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Data on attendance at general practice with ankylosing spondylitis

The following estimates represent the number of people that have an ongoing problem with ankylosing spondylisits during a year:

How many adults consult their GP with ankylosing spondylitis each year?

Group Percentage consulting UK estimate 
Males 0.077 18,600
Females 0.053 13,600
All 0.067 33,400


The influence of age on annual GP consultation rates for ankylosing spondylitis


Age group Percentage consulting UK estimate
15–24  0.02    820
25–44 0.09 7,670 
45–64 0.10  7,390
65–74 0.07 1,670
75+ 0.04    720


Age group Percentage consulting UK estimate
15–24 0.04 1,570
25–44 0.05 4,320
45–64 0.07 5,320
65–74 0.06 1,590
75+ 0.03    860



1.    Royal College of General Practitioners. Annual prevalence report 2007


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