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Table 1 Years living with disability for musculoskeletal conditions

From: Assessing the burden of musculoskeletal conditions: a joint World Health Organization–Bone and Joint Decade project

  Global Burden of Disease 1990 Global Burden of Disease 2000
Condition Male Female Total Male Female Total
RA 859 2309 3168 1205 3092 4297
Osteoarthritis 5341 7934 13,275 5549 8667 14,216
Low back pain - - - 1180 1045 2225
Other 398 1099 1437 596 1598 2194
  1. Years of life lost data not presented due to the low mortality associated with these conditions. LBP was not considered in the Global Burden of Disease 1990 study. RA, rheumatoid arthritis. Sources: [1, 2] and unpublished World Health Organization data.