Table 1

Mental disorder prevalence, by reported musculoskeletal condition

Arthritis or Rheumatism

Back Pain

Fibromyalgia

Any Chronic Condition***

No Chronic Condition

% (95% CI)

% (95% CI)

% (95% CI)

% (95% CI)

% (95% CI)


Major

5.0

6.2

13.4

4.7

2.4

Depression

(4.3 – 5.7)

(5.4 – 6.9)

(8.9 – 17.9)

(4.3 – 5.1)

(2.1 – 2.8)


Bipolar

1.2

1.8

**

1.2

0.5

Disorder

(0.9 – 1.5)

(1.4 – 2.1)

(1.0 – 1.4)

(0.4 – 0.7)


Panic

3.0

3.6

5.2

2.6

1.0

Disorder*

(2.5 – 3.6)

(3.1 – 4.2)

(2.8 – 7.6)

(2.3 – 2.9)

(0.7 – 1.3)


Social

2.9

4.3

7.7

3.4

2.2

Phobia

(2.4 – 3.4)

(3.7 – 5.0)

(5.0 – 10.5)

(3.1 – 3.7)

(1.9 – 2.6


Substance

1.5

3.7

**

3.0

3.2

Dependence

(1.2 – 1.9)

(3.1–4.3)

(2.7 – 3.3)

(2.8 – 3.5)


* includes panic disorder with or without agoraphobia and agoraphobia without panic disorder

** estimates too imprecise to report, in keeping with Statistics Canada data release guidelines

*** any one or more of the following conditions: back pain, allergies to food and non-food, asthma, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stomach/intestinal ulcers, effects of a stroke, bowel disorder/crohn's disease or colitis, cataracts, glaucoma, thyroid condition, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or COPD, epilepsy, multiple chemical sensitivies, chronic fatigue syndrome.

Patten et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-7-37

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