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Back pain, arthritis leading causes of workforce exit

Back pain and arthritis are the leading chronic conditions associated with premature exit from the workforce, a report confirms. Using a microsimulation model to project lost productive life years (PLYs) researchers estimated a loss of 347,000 PLYs in 2010 due to chronic disease, a figure they projected to increase to 459,000 in 2030. Back problems were ...

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