Table 1

Annual incidence of giant cell arteritis among residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, 2000–4 per 100 000 population by sex and age group

MenWomenTotal
Age group (years)NRateNRateNRate
50–59000000
60–6914.728.836.8
70–79322.51165.11446.3
80+228.615103.81779.3
Total (95% CI)68.6 (1.7 to 15.4)*2825.1 (15.3 to 35.0)*3418.9 (12.4 to 25.5)†
  • * Incidence per 100 000 population, age-adjusted to the 1980 US white population aged ≥50 years.

  • Incidence per 100 000 population, age- and sex-adjusted to the 1980 US white population aged ≥50 years.