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Author Prescott, Vanessa.

Title A picture of osteoarthritis in Australia / [prepared by Vanessa Prescott]
Published Canberra : Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2007


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Description iv, 28 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Arthritis series, 1833-0991 ; no. 5
Arthritis series ; no. 5
Summary "Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint disease, causing large amounts of disability and pain in the Australian community. Osteoarthritis impacts on the mental health and quality of life of people with the disease. There are a number of risk factors for osteoarthritis including excess weight or obesity, joint injury, repetitive kneeling or squatting and repetitive heavy lifting. Osteoarthritis can be effectively managed with medication, exercise and in some cases surgery. This report brings together the latest data to highlight the impact of osteoarthritis in Australia. The report includes information on the causes, treatment and management of the disease. The information included in the report should be useful to the broader community, policy makers and anyone with an interest in osteoarthritis."--Publisher's website
Notes "AIHW PHE 93"
"October 2007"
Logos on cover: Australian Government, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Department of Health and Ageing; Arthritis Australia
Prepared by: Vanessa Prescott--P. iv
Bibliography Bibliography: page 28
Notes Also available electronically on the WWW
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through the Better Arthritis and Osteoporosis Care Program
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2007
Arthritis series no:5 1833-0991
Subject Musculoskeletal system -- Diseases -- Australia -- Statistics.
Osteoarthritis -- Diagnosis -- Australia.
Osteoarthritis -- Risk factors -- Australia.
Osteoarthritis -- Australia -- Statistics.
Osteoarthritis -- Australia -- Prevention.
Osteoporosis -- Risk factors.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Author Prescott, Vanessa.
Arthritis Australia
Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Better Arthritis and Osteoporosis Care Program (Australia)
LC no. 2009286921
ISSN 1833-0991
ISBN 9781740247252