Health Care Visits


Lead Author(s): 

Kimberly J. Templeton, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Women accounted for 55% of the 68.5 million total health care visits for back or neck pain in 2010, slightly more than the 51% of the population they represent. Total health care visits include hospital discharges, ED and outpatient clinic visits, and physician office visits. (Reference Table 9A.2 PDF CSV)

Total Health Care Visits for Back and Neck Pain, All Ages, by Sex, United States 2012

Women also accounted for 54% of 488,000 hospital discharges for back pain that involved a spinal fusion procedure. (Reference Table 9A.2 PDF CSV)

Hospital Discharges with Back Pain Diagnoses and Spinal Fusion Procedure, All Ages, by Sex, United States 2012


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