4-9. Back pain prevalence
4-9-1. Back pain prevalence in Australia – by state and territory
- An estimated one in six (16.4%, age standardised) of the population in South Australia is living with back problems (dorsopathies) which has lasted, or is expected to last, six months or longer1.
- This measure includes sciatica, disc disorders, curvature of the spine and other back pain/problems1.
- The South Australian rate is higher than the Australian average (15.7%, age standardised)1.
|New South Wales||13.9%|
|Australian Capital Territory||16.6%|
Data source: ABS 2018
4-9-2. Back pain prevalence – Aboriginal people
Data not available for this indicator.
- Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2018), ‘Table 2.3 Summary health characteristics — States and territories, Proportion of persons’, National Health Survey: First Results, 2017-18, cat. no. 4364.0.55.001, 12 December 2018.