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Table 1 The most common health problems experienced by all participants (n = 1005), the controls (n = 643) and the cases, those with MSC (n = 362).

From: The prevalence and functional impact of musculoskeletal conditions amongst clients of a primary health care facility in an under-resourced area of Cape Town

  % Problems experienced in the last three months in the controls
(n = 643)
% Problems experienced in the last three months in cases (those with MSC)
(n = 362)
% Problems experienced in the last three months by all participants
(n = 1005)
Joint/muscle pain 0 100 36.0
Hypertension 21.4 59.1 35.1
Diabetes 15.7 24.8 19.1
Lung Problems 12.8 16.1 14.2
Stomach Problems 4.2 16.1 10.0
Heart problems 6.6 18.9 11.0
Depression 3.6 13.0 6.9
Infection 4.1 3.9 3.9