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.
of Australians reported arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions in 2014–15 around 6.9 million people
leading cause of disease burden in Australia in 2011 was back pain and problems
Australians reported osteoarthritis in 2014–15
more men than women have gout—8 in 10 people with gout are men
Australians with arthritis report at least one other chronic condition
Australians aged 50 and over reported osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density) in 2014–15
of Australians reported having rheumatoid arthritis in 2014–15
for children with juvenile arthritis increased 2.3 times between 2005–06 and 2014–15
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