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Table 2 Prevalencea of conditions comprising multimorbidity in working-age Australians with specific musculoskeletal conditions

From: Associations between multimorbidity and additional burden for working-age adults with specific forms of musculoskeletal conditions: a cross-sectional study

Sample (% of working-age, n = 12,604) Cancer (1.6%) % (95%CI) Diabetes (3.4%) % (95%CI) CVD (5.5%) % (95%CI) Asthma (10.6%) % (95%CI) COPD (2.5%) % (95%CI) MH disorder (14.5%) % (95%CI) Any condition (17.0%) % (95%CI) Median # of these conditionsb (10th-90th percentile)
Osteoarthritis (7.9%) 4.4 (2.6,6.2) 7.9 (5.1,10.7) 14.7 (11.0,18.3) 14.5 (11.7,17.4) 6.0 (4.3,7.6) 21.5 (17.7,25.4) 46.1 (41.2,51.0) 1 (1,3)
Inflammatory arthritis (2.5%) 3.7 (1.0,6.3) 11.3 (5.6,17.0) 15.6 (10.3,21.0) 19.3 (13.8,24.8) 7.0 (3.2,10.9) 23.5 (17.0,29.9) 53.1 (45.0,61.1) 1 (2,3)
Other arthritis (8.1%) 3.0 (1.5,4.5) 7.9 (5.4,10.4) 11.5 (8.4,14.7) 14.4 (11.7,17.1) 4.4 (2.8,6.0) 19.5 (16.6,22.4) 41.9 (38.0,45.7) 1 (1,3)
Other MSK (0.9%) 3.6 (0.0,8.0) 2.5 (0.0,5.7) 14.7 (7.4,21.9) 7.0 (1.8,12.1) 5.1 (0.4,9.9) 26.2 (13.1,39.3) 41.4 (26.9,55.9) 1 (1,3)
Gout (4.7%) 2.9 (1.0,4.9) 9.3 (6.1,12.5) 10.0 (7.3,12.7) 8.8 (5.7,11.9) 2.7 (1.3,4.0) 16.6 (12.3,20.9) 37.8 (32.7,43.0) 1 (1,3)
Back pain (19.8%) 1.8 (1.2,2.5) 5.2 (3.8,6.5) 8.4 (6.8,10.0) 12.7 (11.1,14.3) 4.6 (3.7,5.5) 22.6 (20.5,24.8) 39.8 (37.6,42.0) 1 (1,3)
Soft tissue disorder (3.2%) 2.9 (1.1,4.6) 8.1 (3.8,12.3) 14.4 (9.0,19.8) 16.7 (12.6,20.9) 4.3 (1.9,6.8) 22.7 (17.5,28.0) 46.9 (40.2,53.6) 1 (1,3)
Osteoporosis (2.3%) 5.5 (1.8,9.1) 5.5 (2.2,8.7) 15.7 (8.4,23.0) 15.4 (10.1,20.7) 7.7 (4.0,11.4) 23.4 (18.3,28.5) 50.4 (42.0,58.8) 1 (2,3)
Any MSK (36.1%) 2.3 (1.8,2.9) 5.8 (4.8,6.8) 9.3 (8.0,10.6) 12.1 (10.9,13.4) 4.0 (3.3,4.6) 19.2 (17.6,20.7) 38.3 (36.5,40.1) 1 (1,3)
Working-age all (100%) 1.4 (0.1,1.7) 3.4 (2.9,3.9) 5.2 (4.5,5.9) 9.7 (9.1,10.3) 2.1 (1.8,2.3) 13.4 (12.8,14.1) 15.3 (14.3,16.2) 0 (0,2)
  1. legend: aPrevalence estimates take into account survey design by using the jack-knife method to apply the replicant weights generated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. MSK: musculoskeletal conditions. CVD: cardiovascular disease. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. MH disorder: mental health disorder. Any condition: at least one of cancer, diabetes, asthma, COPD or MH disorder. bIncluding MSK