Volume 16, Number 6 (1-2013)                   hmj 2013, 16(6): 477-483 | Back to browse issues page


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Prevalence of low back pain in school–age children and associated risk factors. hmj. 2013; 16 (6) :477-483
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-847-en.html

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Introduction: The occurrence of Low Back Pain (LBP) among children has almost reached the level in adult, and it is becoming a serious health concern in school-age children. Few studies documented prevalence of LBP in children in Iran. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of LBP and associated risk factors in school-age children. Methods: After ethical approval, a cross-sectional study was conducted on 1648 randomly recruited schoolchildren aged 7-15 years in the south of Iran. A structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. The data were analyzed using logistic regression by SPSS software. Results: Based on the results, 1243 children reported LBP point and last month prevalence of LBP in this study was 50% and 48%, respectively. Logistic regression model showed that age, time of watching television, type of bag and position of homework are significant risk factor for LBP in children. Conclusion: The results indicated that the prevalence of LBP in schoolchildren is higher than the normal rate. Some of risk factor significantly influenced LBP in children.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/01/19 | Accepted: 2013/10/8 | Published: 2013/10/8

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