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Musculoskeletal disorders as underlying cause of death in 58 countries, 1986–2011: trend analysis of WHO mortality database

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2017
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Title
Musculoskeletal disorders as underlying cause of death in 58 countries, 1986–2011: trend analysis of WHO mortality database
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1428-1
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Authors

Aliasghar A. Kiadaliri, Anthony D. Woolf, Martin Englund

Abstract

Due to low mortality rate of musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) less attention has been paid to MSK as underlying cause of death in the general population. The aim was to examine trend in MSK as underlying cause of death in 58 countries across globe during 1986-2011. Data on mortality were collected from the WHO mortality database and population data were obtained from the United Nations. Annual sex-specific age-standardized mortality rates (ASMR) were calculated by means of direct standardization using the WHO world standard population. We applied joinpoint regression analysis for trend analysis. Between-country disparities were examined using between-country variance and Gini coefficient. The changes in number of MSK deaths between 1986 and 2011 were decomposed using two counterfactual scenarios. The number of MSK deaths increased by 67% between 1986 and 2011 mainly due to population aging. The mean ASMR changed from 17.2 and 26.6 per million in 1986 to 18.1 and 25.1 in 2011 among men and women, respectively (median: 7.3% increase in men and 9.0% reduction in women). Declines in ASMR of 25% or more were observed for men (women) in 13 (19) countries, while corresponding increases were seen for men (women) in 25 (14) countries. In both sexes, ASMR declined during 1986-1997, then increased during 1997-2001 and again declined over 2001-2011. Despite decline over time, there were substantial between-country disparities in MSK mortality and its temporal trend. We found substantial variations in MSK mortality and its trends between countries, regions and also between sex and age groups. Promoted awareness and better management of MSK might partly explain reduction in MSK mortality, but variations across countries warrant further investigations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 22%
Student > Master 10 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 3 6%
Other 12 24%
Unknown 6 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 14%
Engineering 6 12%
Environmental Science 4 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 6 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 February 2017.
All research outputs
#3,015,107
of 11,340,041 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#751
of 2,325 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#106,512
of 326,041 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#17
of 54 outputs
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