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Table 1 Standardised annual consultation prevalence per 10,000 registered persons (aged 3 to 17 years) for the 12 most common regional problems

From: Epidemiology of paediatric presentations with musculoskeletal problems in primary care

Body region Rate per 10,000 persons (95% CI) a Male: female prevalence ratio (95% CI) a
Foot 109 (93 to 124) 0.97 (0.72 to 1.29)
Knee 104 (89 to 119) 1.42 (1.05 to 1.91)
Back (any b) 101 (86 to 115) 1.00 (0.75 to 1.35)
Chest 81 (67 to 94) 1.38 (0.98 to 1.93)
Head 72 (59 to 85) 1.32 (0.92 to 1.90)
Hand 49 (38 to 62) 1.37 (0.88 to 2.11)
Neck 45 (35 to 56) 0.97 (0.63 to 1.52)
Ankle 37 (28 to 46) 1.07 (0.66 to 1.76)
Pelvis 36 (27 to 45) 0.89 (0.54 to 1.46)
Hip 26 (18 to 33) 0.74 (0.41 to 1.34)
Wrist 19 (13 to 26) 0.77 (0.39 to 1.52)
Shoulder 13 (7 to 18) 0.46 (0.19 to 1.12)
  1. a males and females; age sex-standardised based on population figures for England and Wales in 2006 [15]
  2. b includes consultations coded as upper back, lower back or back