Increased risk of psychological distress

One in 11 Australians experience back problems, and those with problems have increased psychological distress, are 2.5 times more likely to report affective disorders, 1.8 times as likely to report an anxiety disorder and 1.3 times as likely to report a substance use disorder, compared to people without back problems. Indigenous Australians are 25% more likely to experience back problems.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/back-problems/

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