Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Risk factors for polymyalgia rheumatica include:
Sept. 17, 2015
- Age. Polymyalgia rheumatica affects older adults almost exclusively. The average age at onset of the disease is 73.
- Sex. Women are about two times more likely to develop the disorder.
- Race and geographic region. Polymyalgia rheumatica is most common among whites in northern European populations.
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