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Table 5 The 12-month period prevalence of consultations with Health Care Professionals for peripheral joint pain, stratified by the number of joint sites

From: Multisite peripheral joint pain: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and impact on general health, quality of life, pain intensity and consultation behaviour

Consulted Pain in one site
(n = 3722)
Pain in two sites
(n = 3565)
Pain in three sites
(n = 2688)
Pain in four sites
(n = 1953)
Total
(n = 11,928)
General Practitioner 908 (24.3%) 1291(36.2%) 1263 (46.9%) 1215 (62.2%) 4677 (39.2%)
Practice Nurse 125 (3.3%) 247 (6.9%) 232 (8.6%) 284 (14.5%) 888 (7.4%)
Physiotherapist 489 (13.1%) 609 (17.0%) 568 (21.1%) 466 (23.8%) 2132 (17.8%)
Occupational Therapist 61 (1.6%) 73 (2.0%) 73 (2.7%) 82 (4.1%) 298 (2.4%)
Podiatry/Chiropody 243 (6.5%) 408 (11.4%) 434 (16.1%) 421 (21.5%) 1506 (12.6%)
HospitalSpecialist 428 (11.4%) 534 (14.9%) 554 (20.6%) 492(25.1%) 2008 (16.8%)
Acupuncture 75 (2.0%) 106 (2.9%) 91 (3.3%) 102 (5.2%) 374 (3.1%)
Osteopath/Chiropractor 187 (5.0%) 208 (5.8%) 196 (7.2%) 155(7.9%) 746 (6.2%)
Community Pharmacist 194 (5.2%) 259 (7.2%) 254 (9.4%) 265(13.5%) 972 (8.1%)
  1. Columns show the number and proportion of people who have consulted with each discipline from the number of people who reported peripheral joint pain in one to four sites