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released: 26 Aug 2011 author: AIHW media release

This report presents differences in health-care use for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis between population groups. The report suggests that, among those with osteoarthritis or osteoporosis, females are more likely to take actions to manage their condition and have a lower rate of joint replacement than males. The report also suggests that complimentary medicines that may slow the progression of these conditions are used at a lower rate in the lowest socioeconomic group compared to the highest socioeconomic group.

ISSN 1833-0991; ISBN 978-1-74249-191-2; Cat. no. PHE 147; 61pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Sex
      • Socioeconomic status
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • What are health-care disparities?
      • How can disparities arise?
      • Disparities in health-care use for arthritis and osteoporosis
      • Natural history and management of arthritis and osteoporosis
      • Monitoring disparities in health-care use for arthritis and osteoporosis
      • Methods
      • About this report
    1. Sex
      • Prevalence
      • Primary health service use
      • Joint replacement surgery
    1. Remoteness of location
      • Prevalence
      • Primary health service use
      • Joint replacement surgery
    1. Socioeconomic status
      • Prevalence
      • Primary health service use
      • Joint replacement surgery
    1. Country of birth
      • Prevalence
      • Primary health service use
      • Joint replacement surgery
    1. Indigenous status
      • Prevalence
      • Primary health service use
      • Joint replacement surgery
    1. Discussion
      • Use of primary health services
      • Joint replacement surgery
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Data sources and methods
      • Data sources
      • Demographic, statistical and epidemiological methods
    • Appendix 2: Additional statistical tables
      • Prevalence
      • Primary health service use
      • Joint replacement surgery
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Population differences in health-care use for arthritis and osteoporosis in Australia. Arthritis series no. 17. Cat. no. PHE 147. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419754>.