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Table 3 Annual consultation prevalence and gender rate ratio for the most common regional problems

From: Annual consultation prevalence of regional musculoskeletal problems in primary care: an observational study

Region Rateaper 10,000 persons (95% CI) Female:male rate ratio (95% CI)
Back (anyb) 591 (577, 606) 1.22 (1.14, 1.31)
Lower back 417 (405, 429) 1.20 (1.13, 1.28)
Knee 324 (313, 334) 1.03 (0.93, 1.15)
Chest 280 (270, 290) 1.04 (0.97, 1.12)
Neck 228 (219, 237) 1.44 (1.28, 1.63)
Foot 208 (200, 217) 1.18 (1.05, 1.33)
Shoulder 199 (191, 207) 1.11 (1.02, 1.21)
Hand 132 (125, 139) 1.05 (0.86, 1.28)
Hip 115 (108, 121) 1.64 (1.46, 1.85)
Pelvis. 100 (94, 106) 1.17 (0.98, 1.41)
Ankle. 88 (82, 94) 1.10 (0.94, 1.29)
Head 86 (81, 92) 1.29 (1.08, 1.55)
Elbow 78 (73, 84) 0.75 (0.55, 1.01)
Wrist 58 (53, 62) 1.59 (1.34, 1.88)
  1. a males and females; age-gender standardised based on population figures for England and Wales in 2006[21]
  2. b includes consultations coded as upper back, lower back, or back