Risk factors for nonspecific low-back pain in chinese adolescents: a case-control study
Pain Medicine, 04/13/2012Yao WG et al.
Family history, feeling schoolbag uncomfortable, duration of schoolbag carrying, basketball playing and rest position between classes are the major risk factors for nonspecific low–back pain (LBP) in adolescents.
A 1:1 matched case–control study was conducted on 1,214 adolescents from an elementary school and a secondary school in Guangzhou City, southern China.
Family history (odds ratio [OR] 2.57, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.85–3.58), long duration of carrying schoolbag (OR 1.38, 95% CI 1.11–1.72) and rest position between classes (OR 1.18, 95% CI 1.01–1.39) were positively correlated with self–reported nonspecific LBP.
Students regularly playing basketball (OR 1.58, 95% CI 1.09–2.30) was found to be significantly more likely to have LBP.
Also, students who feel schoolbag uncomfortable (OR 1.38, 95% CI 1.11–1.72) was found to experience more LBP.
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