1 in 8 persons of prime working age reported lost work days due to a musculoskeletal condition - a total of 216 million days - in 2012.
Musculoskeletal diseases cost $796.3 billion dollars in 2011, 5.7% of the annual GDP.
In any given year, 12% to 14% of the adult population will visit their physician for back pain.
Musculoskeletal diseases account for more than 50% of disabling health conditions reported by adults.
54 of every 100 persons in the US, 126.6 million age 18 and over, reported suffering a musculoskeletal disease in 2012.
Musculoskeletal diseases were diagnosed in 18% of the 1.3 billion health care visits in 2011.
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