Table 2

Comparison of various studies that assessed the incidence and prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis

AuthorYearCountryDesignNIncidence (%)Prevalence (%)
Current study2014CanadaPopulation24 9760.0150.21
Koko et al152014AlbaniaHospital540.0060.061
Kassimos et al312014GreeceMilitary285No data0.08*
Peláez-Ballestas et al322013MexicoHouse survey4No data0.1
Cakir332012TurkeyHouse survey96No data0.12
Szabo et al182011CanadaPopulation80450.010.14
Haglund et al342011SwedenPopulation956No data0.12
Burgos-Vargas et al352011MexicoHouse survey4059No data0.09
Hanova et al132010Czech RepublicPopulation1850.0060.09
Anagnostopoulos et al362010GreecePopulation5No data0.29
Geirsson et al372010IcelandHospital256No data0.10
Onen et al382008TurkeySurvey31No data0.49
De Angelis et al392007ItalyPopulation8No data0.37
Bakland et al142005NorwayHospital5340.0070.26
Alamanos et al192004GreeceHospital1130.0020.03
Hukuda et al402001JapanSurvey6760.00030.007
Saraux et al412001FranceSurvey14No data0.08
Kaipiainen-Seppänen et al162000FinlandReimbursement110.0070.15
Braun et al111998GermanyBlood donors9No data0.86
Chou et al421994TaiwanPopulation17No data0.19
Carbone et al171992USAPopulation1580.007
Gran et al431985NorwaySurvey27No data1.4
Carter et al91979USAHospital1020.010.13
  • *In males.