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released: 16 May 2014 author: AIHW media release

Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions affect an estimated 6.1 million Australians (approximately 28% of the total population) across all ages. Due to their diverse nature, there is considerable variation in the prevalence, treatment and management, and quality of life of people with these conditions across various life stages. This report describes these impacts in the following age groups: childhood (0–15), young adulthood (16–34), middle years (35–64), older Australians (65–79) and Australians aged 80 or over.

ISSN 1833-0991; ISBN 978-1-74249-569-9; Cat. no. PHE 173; 125pp.; $16

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbol
    • Summary
      • Does prevalence of these conditions vary with age?
      • Does treatment and management of these conditions vary with age?
      • How do these conditions affect quality of life?
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Why report arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions by life stages?
      • What life stages are reported?
      • Purpose and structure of this report
    • 2 Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions in Australia
      • Prevalence
      • Treatment and management
      • Quality of life
      • Burden of disease
    • 3 Children (aged 0-15)
      • Prevalence
      • Treatment and management
      • Impact
    • 4 Young adults (aged 16-34)
      • Prevalence
      • Treatment and management
      • Quality of life
    • 5 Middle years (aged 35-64)
      • Prevalence
      • Treatment and management
      • Quality of life
    • 6 Older Australians (aged 65-79)
      • Prevalence
      • Treatment and management
    • 7 Australians aged 80 or over
      • Prevalence
      • Treatment and management
      • Quality of life
    • 8 Discussion
      • Prevalence
      • Treatment and management
      • Quality of life
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data sources and methods
    • Appendix B: Detailed statistical tables
    • Appendix C: Childhood musculoskeletal conditions
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages. Arthritis series no. 18. Cat. no. PHE 173. Canberra: AIHW.