Table 3

Annual consultation prevalence and gender rate ratio for the most common regional problems

Region

Ratea per 10,000 persons

(95% CI)

Female:male rate ratio (95% CI)


Back (anyb)

591

(577, 606)

1.22 (1.14, 1.31)

Lower back

417

(405, 429)

1.20 (1.13, 1.28)

Knee

324

(313, 334)

1.03 (0.93, 1.15)

Chest

280

(270, 290)

1.04 (0.97, 1.12)

Neck

228

(219, 237)

1.44 (1.28, 1.63)

Foot

208

(200, 217)

1.18 (1.05, 1.33)

Shoulder

199

(191, 207)

1.11 (1.02, 1.21)

Hand

132

(125, 139)

1.05 (0.86, 1.28)

Hip

115

(108, 121)

1.64 (1.46, 1.85)

Pelvis.

100

(94, 106)

1.17 (0.98, 1.41)

Ankle.

88

(82, 94)

1.10 (0.94, 1.29)

Head

86

(81, 92)

1.29 (1.08, 1.55)

Elbow

78

(73, 84)

0.75 (0.55, 1.01)

Wrist

58

(53, 62)

1.59 (1.34, 1.88)


a males and females; age-gender standardised based on population figures for England and Wales in 2006[21]

b includes consultations coded as upper back, lower back, or back

Jordan et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:144   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-11-144

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