Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a leading cause of morbidity in the population, yet their prominence seems to be insufficiently appreciated.
We describe the ranking compared with other major body systems of the prevalence of MSD, including arthritis and rheumatism, and back/neck disorders, as a cause of chronic health problems, longterm disability, restricted activity days, consultation with health professionals, and use of both prescription and nonprescription drugs.
We analyzed data from the 1990 Ontario Health Survey, a stratified random sample of the household dwelling population in Ontario, based on 45,650 individuals aged 16 years and over.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Chronique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Prévalence, Morbidité, Etude impact, Etude statistique, Ontario, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Striated muscle disease, Chronic, Epidemiology, Human, Prevalence, Morbidity, Impact study, Statistical study, Ontario, Canada, North America, America
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