Journal of Rheumatology1985; 12(6): 1169-73
ABSTRACT: Data on musculoskeletal disorders, collected as part of the Canada Survey were analyzed. 16% of those sampled reported having arthritis, rheumatism or back, limb or joint disorders with a greater prevalence among females and in the older population. In 21% this was associated with limitation of activity with an average of 11 disability days/person/year. Serious back disorders were reported in 4.4% of the population. While the majority of health consultation (53%) were with a physician, a substantial number (34%) were with chiropractors.