Epidemiology of musculoskeletal impairments and associated disability.

  title={Epidemiology of musculoskeletal impairments and associated disability.},
  author={L S Cunningham and Jennifer L. Kelsey},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={74 6},
Data from the US Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES I) of 1971-1975 confirm the high prevalence of musculoskeletal impairments among United States adults. Musculoskeletal impairments tend to be more prevalent among older persons, and persons with less education and with lower annual family incomes. Prevalence rates are slightly higher in females than in males, while Whites and non-Whites are affected with almost equal frequency. Among persons reporting a history of musculoskeletal… CONTINUE READING
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