State of Musculoskeletal Health 2018
We collect the best available data on the prevalence, risk factors, comorbidities, and impact of musculoskeletal conditions in the UK, so you can understand more about the number of people living with and affected by these conditions.
The State of Musculoskeletal Health 2018 is a resource for health professionals, policy makers, public health leads and anyone interested in musculoskeletal health. We believe that with the best information you can build awareness, make more informed decisions, feel more confident and ultimately help more people with musculoskeletal conditions.
For the full set of statistics, download the full report (PDF 2.9 MB).
How many people live with musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis and back pain in the UK?
There are multiple risk factors that can increase a person’s susceptibility to developing musculoskeletal problems. These include age, being overweight or obese, lack of physical activity, and multimorbidity.
Musculoskeletal conditions can have a significant impact both on a personal and societal level.
Research into musculoskeletal conditions not only results in improved health outcomes but also generates economic gain for the UK.