Table 1

Distribution of studies on SLE epidemiology (n=113) in 21 regions

RegionNo of studies*
Europe, western32
North America, high income28
Asia, east8
Latin America, central8
North Africa and the Middle East8
Asia Pacific, high income6
Europe, eastern3
Latin America, southern3
Latin America, tropical3
Asia, south2
Europe, central2
Asia, central1
Latin America, Andean1
  • SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus.