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Table 1 Prevalence studies on primary Sjögren’s syndrome in Europe according to the AECG criteria

From: Epidemiology of Sjögren’s Syndrome—from an Oral Perspective

Author Publication year Country Population size Criteria Prevalence %
(95 % CI)
Trontzas & Andrianakos [15] 2005 Greece 8740 AECG 0.15 (0.09–0.21)
Alamanos et al. [11] 2006 Greece 488,435 AECG 0.09 (0.08–0.1)b
Kabasakal et al. [14] 2006 Turkey 831 AECG 0.72 (0.33–1.57)a
Birlik et al. [97] 2009 Turkey 2835 AECG 0.21 (0.03–0.29)
Anagnostopoulos et al. [98] 2010 Greece 3528 AECG 0.23 (0.22–0.75)
Göransson et al. [12•] 2011 Norway 852,342 AECG 0.05 (0.048–0.052)b
Maldini et al. [13•] 2014 France 1,172,482 AECG 0.01 (0.01–0.02)b
  1. aThe prevalence of pSS in the study of Kabasakal et al. was based on a female population only
  2. bPopulation-based studies conducted on a large background population