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Global, regional and national burden of rheumatoid arthritis 1990–2017: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease study 2017
  1. Saeid Safiri1,2,
  2. Ali Asghar Kolahi3,
  3. Damian Hoy4,
  4. Emma Smith5,6,
  5. Deepti Bettampadi7,
  6. Mohammad Ali Mansournia2,
  7. Amir Almasi-Hashiani8,
  8. Ahad Ashrafi-Asgarabad9,
  9. Maziar Moradi-Lakeh10,
  10. Mostafa Qorbani11,
  11. Gary Collins12,
  12. Anthony D Woolf13,
  13. Lyn March5,
  14. Marita Cross5
  1. 1Aging Research Institute, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  2. 2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  3. 3Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  4. 4School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
  5. 5Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
  6. 6Pain Management Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  7. 7Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  8. 8Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
  9. 9Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Bam, Iran
  10. 10Preventive Medicine and Public Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  11. 11Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
  12. 12Centre for Statistics in Medicine, NDORMS, Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  13. 13Bone and Joint Research Group, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marita Cross, Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, St Leonards, NSW 2077, Australia; marita.cross{at}sydney.edu.au

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  • Handling editor Josef S Smolen

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The first and tenth affiliations have been updated.

  • Contributors SS, AAK, LM and MC designed the study. SS, AAK, MAM, AA-H, AA-A and MQ analysed the data and performed the statistical analyses. SS, AAK, DB and MC drafted the initial manuscript. All authors reviewed the drafted manuscript for critical content. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The GBD study is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, however these were not involved in any way in the preparation of this manuscript. The present report was also supported by Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran (No. 19406).

  • Disclaimer This study is based on publicly available data and solely reflects the opinion of its authors and not that of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by Ethics Committee of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (IR.SBMU.RETECH.REC.1398.161).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available in a public, open access repository.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Josef S Smolen

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. The first and tenth affiliations have been updated.

  • Contributors SS, AAK, LM and MC designed the study. SS, AAK, MAM, AA-H, AA-A and MQ analysed the data and performed the statistical analyses. SS, AAK, DB and MC drafted the initial manuscript. All authors reviewed the drafted manuscript for critical content. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The GBD study is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, however these were not involved in any way in the preparation of this manuscript. The present report was also supported by Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran (No. 19406).

  • Disclaimer This study is based on publicly available data and solely reflects the opinion of its authors and not that of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval This study was approved by Ethics Committee of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (IR.SBMU.RETECH.REC.1398.161).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data are available in a public, open access repository.

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