Health Care Visits


Lead Author(s): 

Kimberly J. Templeton, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

In 2010, 65.8 million health care visits were made to hospitals, emergency departments, outpatient clinics, and physician’s offices for musculoskeletal injuries. These visits were split nearly evenly between women and men (49% to 51%, compared to US census population of 51% to 49%, females to males). This distribution differed only a few percentage points for all types of musculoskeletal injuries, with the exception of open wounds, with 62% occurring to men. (Reference Table 9A.6 PDF CSV)

Total Health Care Visits for Musculoskeletal Injuries by Injury Type, by Sex, United States, 2010


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