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Table 2 Standardised annual consultation prevalence per 10,000 registered persons (aged 3 to 17 years) for each body region - males by age-group

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

Male (age-group in years) prevalence
Region Total a 3–5 (95% CI) 6–9 (95% CI) 10–13 (95% CI) 14–17 (95% CI)
Ankle 37 13 (4 to 49) 32 (15 to 66) 53 (30 to 93) 46 (26 to 80)
Back 48 7 (1 to 38) 18 (7 to 47) 22 (9 to 52) 110 (77 to 158)
Back (any b) 101 13 (4 to 49) 27 (13 to 59) 93 (61 to 142) 228 (178 to 293)
Chest 81 0 (0 to 26) 77 (48 to 123) 93 (61 to 142) 167 (125 to 224)
Elbow 8 0 (0 to 26) 9 (2 to 33) 9 (2 to 32) 23 (10 to 50)
Foot 109 67 (36 to 123) 45 (25 to 83) 182 (134 to 245) 118 (83 to 167)
Hand 49 33 (14 to 78) 36 (18 to 72) 58 (34 to 98) 88 (58 to 131)
Head 72 114 (71 to 181) 73 (45 to 118) 89 (57 to 136) 65 (32 to 89)
Head/neck 12 27 (10 to 69) 14 (5 to 40) 4 (1 to 25) 11 (4 to 34)
Hip 26 7 (1 to 38) 23 (0 to 17) 31 (15 to 64) 23 (10 to 50)
Knee 104 67 (36 to 123) 64 (38 to 107) 124 (86 to 179) 206 (158 to 267)
Limb 5 0 (0 to 26) 14 (5 to 40) 4 (1 to 25) 8 (2 to 28)
Lower back 49 7 (1 to 38) 5 (1 to 26) 66 (40 to 109) 110 (77 to 158)
Lower leg 28 7 (1 to 38) 0 (0 to 17) 66 (40 to 109) 65 (32 to 89)
Lower limb 52 94 (56 to 157) 50 (28 to 89) 35 (18 to 70) 72 (46 to 113)
Neck 45 20 (7 to 59) 32 (15 to 66) 58 (34 to 98) 61 (38 to 99)
Pelvis 36 0 (0 to 26) 32 (15 to 66) 40 (21 to 76) 53 (32 to 89)
Shoulder 13 0 (0 to 26) 5 (1 to 26) 13 (5 to 39) 11 (4 to 34)
Thigh 6 0 (0 to 26) 0 (0 to 17) 18 (7 to 45) 19 (8 to 44)
Upper limb 15 13 (4 to 49) 0 (0 to 17) 18 (7 to 45) 23 (10 to 50)
Wrist 19 0 (0 to 26) 5 (1 to 26) 13 (5 to 39) 42 (23 to 75)
All regions 827 556 (450 to 684) 523 (437 to 624) 1037 (918 to 1169) 1309 (1186 to 1444)
  1. amales and females; age-sex standardised based on population figures for England and Wales in 2006
  2. bincludes consultations coded as upper back, lower back or back