Musculo-skeletal (MSK) - Public Health Dorset

Musculo-skeletal (MSK)

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.

Key Statistics

MSK prevelance and outcome indicaters are drawn from the Physical Activity profile (PHE). 

Musculo-skeletal (MSK) - key statistics
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

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