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The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study
  1. Damian Hoy1,
  2. Lyn March2,
  3. Peter Brooks3,
  4. Fiona Blyth4,
  5. Anthony Woolf5,
  6. Christopher Bain6,7,
  7. Gail Williams8,
  8. Emma Smith9,
  9. Theo Vos10,11,
  10. Jan Barendregt8,
  11. Chris Murray11,
  12. Roy Burstein11,
  13. Rachelle Buchbinder12,13
  1. 1University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2Department of Rheumatology, University of Sydney Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3Australian Health Workforce Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4University of Sydney, School of Public Health, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
  5. 5Department of Rheumatology, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
  6. 6National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University, Canberrra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  7. 7Genetics and Population Health Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brsibane, Queensland, Australia
  8. 8School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia
  9. 9Department of Rheumatology, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
  10. 10School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Seattle, Washington, USA
  11. 11Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  12. 12Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Mebourne, Victoria, Australia
  13. 13Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Institute and Monash University, Mebourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Damian Hoy, University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston Rd, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia; damehoy{at}yahoo.com.au

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