Associations between activities and low back pain in adolescents.

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Source
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2004 Dec;14(6):352-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2004
Author
Astrid N Sjolie
Author Affiliation
Department of Public Health, University of Bergen, Norway. asjolie@hotmail.com
Source
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2004 Dec;14(6):352-9
Date
Dec-2004
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Activities of Daily Living
Adolescent
Chi-Square Distribution
Cross-Sectional Studies
Exercise
Female
Humans
Logistic Models
Low Back Pain - epidemiology
Male
Norway - epidemiology
Questionnaires
Risk factors
Abstract
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore associations between self-reported leisure activities and low back pain (LBP). The material included all adolescents in eighth and ninth grade in two geographical areas in the school year 1996-1997. Eighty-eight adolescents participated (mean age 14.7 years), making the response rate 84%. LBP during the preceding year was reported by 57%. Sixty-six percent reported physical activity 3 times weekly or more. The median time spent on television or computer was 15 h. In multivariate analyses, LBP was inversely associated with time spent on physical activity, in particular with regular walking or bicycling. LBP was associated with the use of television or computer more than 15 h weekly, but not with the time spent reading. The results confirm studies showing inverse associations between walking and LBP. Future research should involve prospective studies of the potential effects of walking or bicycling and other specific activities on LBP.
PubMed ID
15546330 View in PubMed
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