Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
    • Musculoskeletal conditions and mortality
      • Back problems
      • Gout and other inflammatory arthropathies
      • Lupus and other systemic connective tissue disorders
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoporosis
      • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Results
    • Overall contribution of musculoskeletal conditions to mortality
    • Musculoskeletal conditions as underlying causes of death
      • Deaths by age and sex
      • Change over time
    • Musculoskeletal conditions as associated causes of death
      • Deaths by age and sex
      • Change over time
      • Leading causes of death where musculoskeletal conditions were an associated cause
  • Conclusion
    • Limitations and next steps
  • Appendix A
    • AIHW National Mortality Database
    • Disease classifications
      • Musculoskeletal conditions
      • Leading causes of death
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • References