The Global Burden of disease study identified musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, particularly lower back pain, as being a significant health burden. This falls primarily on working age adults and is therefore potentially an important indicator of workforce health. Additionally, because of reduced mobility associated with MSK conditions this can increase the risk of other conditions (e.g. CVD) and the likelihood of a fall.
MSK prevelance and outcome indicaters are drawn from the Physical Activity profile (PHE).
|Physical Activity Profile Indicators||BCP||Dorset||South West||England|
|Hip fractures in people aged 65 and over (Male)||445||328||409||406|
|Hip fractures in people aged 65 and over (Female)||791||671||672||693|