Musculoskeletal conditions are conditions of the bones, muscles and connective tissues. Common musculoskeletal conditions include various forms of arthritis, back pain and problems, osteoporosis and gout.
Web report |
25 Aug 2020
1 in 5 Australians with arthritis experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress
3 in 4 Australians over 45 with arthritis have self-reported at least one other chronic condition
1 in 7 Australians have some form of arthritis
1 in 11 Australians (9.3%) have osteoarthritis, approximately 2.2 million people in 2017–18
People with osteoarthritis were twice as likely to describe their health as ‘poor’, among those aged 45 and over
3 in 5 people who have osteoarthritis are female
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