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

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

Female (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 7 (1 to 40) 15 (5 to 43) 45 (24 to 82) 62 (38 to 101)
Back 48 0 (0 to 27) 29 (13 to 63) 54 (31 to 93) 105 (72 to 152)
Back (any b) 101 0 (0 to 27) 44 (23 to 83) 112 (76 to 164) 205 (157 to 268)
Chest 81 0 (0 to 27) 63 (37 to 107) 49 (27 to 88) 132 (94 to 184)
Elbow 8 0 (0 to 27) 5 (1 to 27) 4 (1 to 25) 4 (1 to 22)
Foot 109 57 (29 to 113) 58 (33 to 101) 170 (124 to 232) 136 (98 to 188)
Hand 49 29 (11 to 73) 5 (1 to 27) 58 (34 to 99) 66 (41 to 105)
Head 72 72 (39 to 131) 58 (33 to 101) 31 (15 to 64) 85 (56 to 129)
Head/neck 12 7 (1 to 40) 10 (3 to 35) 9 (2 to 33) 16 (6 to 40)
Hip 26 7 (1 to 40) 29 (13 to 63) 27 (12 to 58) 47 (27 to 81)
Knee 104 29 (11 to 73) 19 (8 to 50) 94 (61 to 143) 171 (127 to 228)
Limb 5 14 (4 to 52) 5 (1 to 27) 0 (0 to 17) 0 (0 to 15)
Lower back 49 0 (0 to 27) 0 (0 to 19) 54 (31 to 93) 105 (72 to 152)
Lower leg 28 0 (0 to 27) 5 (1 to 27) 40 (21 to 76) 19 (8 to 45)
Lower limb 52 43 (20 to 93) 39 (20 to 76) 22 (10 to 52) 66 (41 to 105)
Neck 45 21 (7 to 63) 24 (10 to 56) 54 (31 to 93) 74 (47 to 115)
Pelvis 36 14 (4 to 52) 5 (1 to 27) 31 (15 to 64) 89 (59 to 133)
Shoulder 13 14 (4 to 52) 0 (0 to 19) 18 (7 to 46) 35 (18 to 66)
Thigh 6 0 (0 to 27) 0 (0 to 19) 0 (0 to 17) 4 (1 to 22)
Upper limb 15 7 (1 to 40) 15 (5 to 43) 13 (5 to 39) 27 (13 to 56)
Wrist 19 7 (1 to 40) 10 (3 to 35) 22 (10 to 52) 43 (24 to 76)
All regions 827 336 (254 to 444) 440 (360 to 537) 818 (711 to 939) 1248 (1126 to 1381)
  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