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Table 1 Swedish national population data from the central bureau of Statistics Sweden, total patient count, and annual number of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and vertebral fractures in the SNHDR

From: Increased occurrence of spinal fractures related to ankylosing spondylitis: a prospective 22-year cohort study in 17,764 patients from a national registry in Sweden

Year 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
population of Sweden 8414083 8458888 8527036 8590630 8644119 8692013 8745109 8816381 8837496 8844499 8847625 8854322 8861426 8882792 8909128 8940788 8975670 9011392 9047752 9113257 9182927 9256347
- inpatients 882217 890888 877573 882120 911614 899085 899100 885271 853826 836382 819397 813845 798583 787545 775556 771837 773543 776636 785526 798290 797357 803128
- all musculoskeletal diagnoses 64431 62847 62047 61594 66150 69730 68993 67297 63365 63054 63225 63451 60335 59913 60152 60442 62295 64202 65831 67730 67496 69378
- all ankylosing spondylitis (AS) 729 662 746 666 690 787 818 823 796 803 737 744 661 624 650 759 826 883 982 1037 1115 1226
- all fractures with AS 6 9 6 9 4 21 22 29 30 37 40 29 50 52 77 59 67 89 90 93 78 139
- cervical spine fractures and AS 4 4 3 5 3 10 9 13 11 14 22 11 20 20 32 26 31 31 37 27 27 40
- thoracic spine fractures and AS 0 3 3 1 0 2 2 6 7 9 3 8 10 9 12 12 6 15 13 25 15 35
- lumbar spine fractures and AS 1 2 0 1 0 7 10 4 4 7 7 3 9 8 9 4 6 10 8 6 9 13