Table 5

Doctor visits for musculoeskeletal problems, consumption of NSAIDs, and disability compensations in Spain with relation to specific musculoskeletal diseases

ConditionIn the past yearReceive disability compensations
Consulted a physician for MESConsumed NSAIDs >1 mo
Any number⩾2 physicians
RA72.75-150 27.363.65-150 9.1
Low back pain61.25-150 25.85-150 40.95-150 8.05-150
Knee OA66.45-150 26.85-150 45.75-150 5.45-150
Hand OA58.85-150 22.85-150 38.25-150 2.25-151
FM76.95-150 42.35-150 55.85-150 7.75-150
None of the above25.35-150  8.15-150 14.35-150 1.75-150
  • 5-150 p<0.01;

  • 5-151 p<0.05.

  • MES = musculoskeletal symptoms; NSAIDs = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; RA = rheumatoid arthritis; OA = osteoarthritis; FM = fibromyalgia.