Back pain in school children. A study among 1178 pupils.
Troussier B, Davoine P, de Gaudemaris R, Fauconnier J, Phelip X.
Department of Rheumatology, Hospital of Grenoble, France.
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of back pain in school children and the role of several contributing factors; 1178 school children of both sexes answered a previously validated questionnaire. The cumulative prevalence of back pain was 51.2%. Lumbar and leg pain, and thoracic pain were more common. After multivariate analysis, five qualitative variables were correlated with back pain with a statistical, significant positive correlation with age, previous back injury, volley-ball, female sex and time spent watching television.
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