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Table 2 Distribution of musculoskeletal disorders by anatomical location in 944 male conscripts during six-month military service.

From: Aetiology and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders in physically active conscripts: a follow-up study in the Finnish Defence Forces

Body part Total number (%) Acute/Overuse,% Incidence* (95% CI) Average number of health clinic visits per disorder
Lower extremity 1063 (65%) 26/74 6.9 (6.5-7.3) 1.8
   Knee 315 (19%) 32/68 2.0 (1.8-2.3) 2.0
   Ankle 192 (12%) 39/61 1.2 (1.1-1.4) 1.7
   Foot 195 (12%) 8/92 1.3 (1.1-1.5) 1.9
   Shin 103 (6%) 15/85 0.7 (0.5-0.8) 2.5
Back 300 (18%) 19/81 1.9 (1.7-2.2) 1.8
   Low back pain 263 (16%) 18/82 1.7 (1.5-1.9) 1.8
Upper extremity 177 (11%) 56/44 1.1 (1.0-1.3) 1.5
   Shoulder 87 (5%) 28/72 0.6 (0.5-0.7) 1.6
Head 32 (2%) 100/0 0.2 (0.1-0.3) 1.3
Other parts of body 57 (3%) 43/57 0.4 (0.3-0.5) 1.7
Total 1629 (100%) 30/70 10.5 (10.0-11.1) 1.8
  1. Total number, proportions of acute and overuse-related disorders and their incidence and mean number of health clinic visits per disorder are given according to the anatomical location.
  2. * Event-based incidence expressed as total number per 1000 person-days