Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Back problems, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 05 July 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Back problems. Retrieved from https://pp.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/back-problems
Back problems. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 25 August 2020, https://pp.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/back-problems
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Back problems are a range of conditions related to the bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles and nerves of the back. Back problems are a significant cause of disability and lost productivity.
In 2017–18, there were 181,000 hospitalisations for back problems
In 2015, back pain was the 2nd leading cause of disease burden, accounting for 4.1% of Australia’s total disease burden
About 4.0 million people or 1 in 6 Australians (16%) had back problems in 2017–18
Pain at least "moderately" interfered with daily activities for almost 2 in 5 (38%) people with back problems in 2017–18
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