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Table 2 Age-sex specific management rate of musculoskeletal problems per 100 encounters

From: Musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents managed in Australian primary care

Body region   Age group (years)
0-4 (n = 30,131) 5-9 (n = 13,383) 10-14 (n = 11,598) 15-17 (n = 9,638) All† (n = 65,279)
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
Lower limb Number 99 110 118 121 311 254 169 134 697 619
Rate/100 encs. (95% CI) 0.62 (0.50-0.74) 0.78 (0.63-0.93) 1.72 (1.39-2.06) 1.85 (1.51-2.19) 5.33 (4.72-5.95) 4.40 (3.85-4.96) 4.55 (3.84-5.26) 2.26 (1.87-2.65)
Upper limb Number 51 60 89 90 257 188 169 82 566 420
Rate/100 encs. (95% CI) 0.32 (0.23-0.41) 0.42 (0.31-0.54) 1.30 (1.02-1.58) 1.38 (1.09-1.66) 4.41 (3.85-4.97) 3.26 (2.76-3.76) 4.55 (3.83-5.27) 1.38 (1.08-1.69)
Spine/trunk Number 25 11 43 39 108 104 108 122 284 276
Rate/100 encs. (95% CI) 0.16 (0.09-0.22) 0.08 (0.03-0.12) 0.63 (0.43-0.83) 0.60 (0.40-0.79) 1.85 (1.49-2.21) 1.80 (1.43-2.17) 2.91 (2.32-3.49) 2.06 (1.68-2.44)
Head Number 22 12 2 4 13 10 21 16 58 42
Rate/100 encs. (95% CI) 0.14 (0.08-0.19) 0.08 (0.04-0.13) 0.03 (0.00-0.07) 0.06 (0.00-0.12) 0.22 (0.10-0.34) 0.17 (0.07-0.28) 0.57 (0.31-0.82) 0.27 (0.14-0.40)
Inflammatory Number 2 10 3 7 4 7 4 11 13 35
Rate/100 encs. (95% CI) 0.01 (0.00-0.03) 0.07 (0.03-0.11) 0.04 (0.00-0.09) 0.11 (0.03-0.19) 0.07 (0.00-0.14) 0.12 (0.03-0.21) 0.11 (0.00-0.21) 0.19 (0.07-0.30)
Not specified Number 54 63 78 63 140 142 141 102 413 370
Rate/100 encs. (95% CI) 0.34 (0.25-0.43) 0.45 (0.33-0.56) 1.14 (0.88-1.40) 0.96 (0.69-1.24) 2.40 (1.95-2.86) 2.46 (2.00-2.92) 3.80 (3.06-4.54) 1.72 (1.35-2.09)
Total Number 253 266 333 324 833 705 612 467 2031 1762
Rate/100 encs. (95% CI) 1.58 (1.38-1.78) 1.88 (1.65-2.12) 4.87 (4.31-5.42) 4.95 (4.39-5.52) 14.29 (13.26-15.31) 12.22 (11.25-13.20) 16.47 (14.95-18.00) 7.88 (7.14-8.63)
  1. †Patient sex was not recorded for six 5–9 year olds, eight 10–14 year olds and eight 15–18 year olds.