Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages – AIHW – 16 May 2014

Posted on May 21, 2014. Filed under: Orthopaedics, Rheumatology | Tags: |

Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages – AIHW – 16 May 2014

“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

Media release: Arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis across life stages profiled in new report – AIHW – 16 May 2014

“The prevalence, treatment and experiences of people affected by arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal conditions have been quantified in a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The report, Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages, looks at these conditions across various stages of life.

‘Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions are common, affecting an estimated 6.1 million Australians (28% of the total population) in 2011-12. Our report looks more closely at the age profile of these conditions and their impact,’ said AIHW spokesperson Louise York.”

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