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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.
DOI: 10.2340/165019771994263143146


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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