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Musculoskeletal data by region

Select one of the nine regions in England using the dropdown menu below to access your local bulletin on back pain prevalence and osteoarthritis prevalence of the hip and knee. All 152 local authorities with responsibility for public health in England are included within these nine regions.

These bulletins were designed to illustrate the scale of the burden of back pain and osteoarthritis both nationally and in your local area. In addition to prevalence data, the bulletins contain risk factor information and examples of local actions you can take to reduce the burden of back pain and osteoarthritis in your area.

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Data by condition

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Data and statistics on different types of arthritis and musculoskeletal pain.

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