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Table 2 Comparison of 12-month prevalence by body parts from different studies.

From: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Nigerian Physiotherapists

Body areas (n) Adegoke et al
Nigeria (%)
Glover et al [11]
United Kingdom (%)
West and Gardner [12]
Australia (%)
Low Back (88) 69.8 37.2 22.0
Neck (43) 31.1 25.7 20.0
Shoulders (28) 22.2 14.8 10.0
Wrists/Hands (26) 20.6 12.5 14.0
Knees (20) 15.9 7.8 3.0
Upper Back (18) 14.3 18.4 11.0
Thumbs (14) 11.1 17.8 -
Ankles/Feet (12) 9.5 4.1 2.0
Hips/Thighs (8) 6.3 4.8 3.0
Elbow/Forearm (7) 5.6 5.5 3.3