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Table 3 Common musculoskeletal pain sites in adults, cross-sectional national survey in Bangladesh, 2015

From: Prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions and related disabilities in Bangladeshi adults: a cross-sectional national survey

Pain location Urban (n = 716) Rural (n = 1127) Both (n = 1843)
% 95% CIa % 95% CIa % 95% CIa
Whole body pain 1.0 0.3–1.7 1.4 0.7–2.1 1.2 0.7–1.7
Shoulder joint 5.0 3.4–6.6 6.9 5.4–8.4 6.2 5.1–7.3
Elbow joint 2.5 1.4–3.6 6.5 5.1–7.9 4.9 3.9–5.9
Wrist joint 3.1 1.8–4.4 5.1 3.8–6.4 4.3 3.4–5.2
Hand joints 3.4 2.1–4.7 4.3 3.1–5.5 4.0 3.1–4.9
Hip joint 0.7 0.1–1.3 0.8 0.3–1.3 0.8 0.4–1.2
Knee joint 10.6 8.3–12.9 13.2 11.2–15.2 12.2 10.7–13.7
Ankle joint 2.8 1.6–4.0 4.1 2.9–5.3 3.6 2.7–4.5
Foot joint 2.2 1.1–3.3 2.6 1.7–3.5 4.9 3.9–5.9
Neck 3.1 1.8–4.4 3.4 2.3–4.5 3.3 2.5–4.1
Upper back 4.3 2.8–5.8 3.2 2.2–4.2 3.6 2.7–4.5
Lower back 17.3 14.5–20.1 22.0 19.6–24.4 20.2 18.4–22
Chest 1.1 0.3–1.9 1.7 0.9–2.5 1.5 0.9–2.1
Arm 1.5 0.6–2.4 1.8 1.0–2.6 1.7 1.1–2.3
Forearm 1.0 0.3–1.7 2.5 1.6–3.4 1.9 1.3–2.5
Hand 1.4 0.5–2.3 2.0 1.2–2.8 1.8 1.2–2.4
Hip 0.7 0.1–1.3 0.3 0–0.6 0.4 0.1–0.7
Thigh 1.1 0.3–1.9 2.9 1.9–3.9 2.2 1.5–2.9
Leg 4.3 2.8–5.8 3.8 2.7–4.9 4.0 3.1–4.9
Foot 1.1 0.3–1.9 2.1 1.3–2.9 1.7 1.1–2.3
  1. Percent figures shown in bold face having non-overlapping CIs are significantly different (P < 0.05) between urban-rural areas of residence;
  2. aCI indicates confidence interval