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Research Article

Prevalence and Concomitants of Arthritis in the Elderly in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  • Sergio L. Blay mail,

    blay@uol.com.br

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Escola Paulista de Medicina – UNIFESP)

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  • Gerda G. Fillenbaum,

    Affiliations: Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Sergio B. Andreoli,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Escola Paulista de Medicina – UNIFESP)

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  • Fábio L. Gastal

    Affiliation: Project Scientific Committee Medical Director, Sistema de Saúde Mãe de Deus, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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  • Published: September 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045418

About the Authors

Sergio L. Blay, Sergio B. Andreoli
Department of Psychiatry, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Escola Paulista de Medicina – UNIFESP)
Gerda G. Fillenbaum
Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Gerda G. Fillenbaum
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Fábio L. Gastal
Project Scientific Committee Medical Director, Sistema de Saúde Mãe de Deus, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: blay@uol.com.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLB GGF SBA FLG. Performed the experiments: SLB GGF SBA FLG. Analyzed the data: SLB GGF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SLB GGF. Wrote the paper: SLB GGF SBA FLG.