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Table 2 Prevalence estimates (%) based on individuals who reported a chronic condition(s), had one or more contacts with specialist health services (hospital or specialist out-patient) or primary care (physician or physiotherapist or chiropractor) for musculoskeletal disorders in survey of health and living conditions, NPR and KUHR in 2012

From: Musculoskeletal disorders in Norway: prevalence of chronicity and use of primary and specialist health care services

  Chronic disorders1 Specialist health services2 Primary care3
  Prevalence (%) S.E. Freq. Prevalence (%) S.E. Freq. Prevalence (%) S.E. Freq.
Men (N = 2807) (N = 2498871) (N = 2498871)
Low back and neck pain 7.55 0.49 203 1.08 0.01 26874 17.62 0.02 440345
Shoulder syndrome 0.00 0.00 0 0.57 0.01 14335 3.99 0.01 99753
Osteoarthritis 5.46 0.43 156 0.97 0.01 24180 1.98 0.01 49599
Osteoporosis 0.31 0.11 10 0.07 <0.01 1658 0.11 <0.01 2658
Rheumatoid arthritis* 1.17 0.19 28 0.23 <0.01 5779 0.65 0.01 16279
Fibromyalgia 2.67 0.31 77 0.51 0.01 12823 1.10 0.01 27364
Bursitis/tendinitis/synovitis 0.68 0.16 21 0.53 0.01 13278 2.26 0.01 56392
Gout 0.54 0.14 15 0.09 <0.01 2213 0.70 0.01 17497
Total musculoskeletal 18.43 0.73 518 5.01 0.01 125059 30.05 0.03 750899
Women (N = 2853) (N = 2486999) (N = 2486999)
Low back and neck pain 7.92 0.50 220 1.20 0.01 29843 21.79 0.03 541909
Shoulder syndrome 0.00 0.00 0 0.53 0.01 13125 4.75 0.01 118252
Osteoarthritis 11.20 0.59 323 1.58 0.01 39162 4.17 0.01 103794
Osteoporosis 3.43 0.34 97 0.36 <0.01 8901 0.96 0.01 23816
Rheumatoid arthritis* 2.19 0.27 60 0.58 0.01 14432 1.24 0.01 30784
Fibromyalgia 6.34 0.46 180 0.83 0.01 20507 3.33 0.01 82729
Bursitis/tendinitis/synovitis 0.77 0.17 23 0.59 0.01 14692 3.05 0.01 75783
Gout 0.39 0.11 9 0.02 <0.01 584 0.22 <0.01 5486
Total musculoskeletal 27.43 0.83 778 6.74 0.02 167551 37.00 0.03 920261
  1. 1ICD-10 codes: M-chapter (Health survey SHLC 2012).
  2. 2ICD-10 codes: M-chapter (NPR 2012).
  3. 3ICPC-2 codes: L-chapter (KUHR 2012).
  4. *In ICPC-2 this category is defined as “Rheumatoid/seropositive arthritis”.
  5. Note: The means in in the survey of health and living conditions are weighted. The standard errors (S.E.) are based on a binomial distribution.