Perthes' disease of the hip: socioeconomic inequalities and the urban environment

Daniel C Perry, Colin E Bruce, Daniel Pope, Peter Dangerfield, Mary Jane Platt, Andrew J Hall

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Perthes' disease is a puzzling childhood hip disorder for which the aetiology is unknown. It is known to be associated with socioeconomic deprivation. Urban environments have also been implicated as a risk factor, however socioeconomic deprivation often occurs within urban environments and it is unclear if this association is the result of confounding. The objective of the current work was to gain a greater understanding of the influence of the urban/rural environment in Perthes' disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053-1057
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Infant
  • Scotland
  • Social Class
  • Risk Factors
  • Humans
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Urban Population
  • Male
  • Female
  • Child, Preschool

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