Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Back problems, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 28 November 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
Pain at least "moderately" interfered with daily activities for almost 2 in 5 (38%) people with back problems in 2017–18
About 4.0 million people or 1 in 6 Australians (16%) had back problems in 2017–18
In 2015, back pain was the 2nd leading cause of disease burden, accounting for 4.1% of Australia’s total disease burden
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