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Back pain prevalence and associated factors in children and adolescents : an epidemiological population study

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Back pain prevalence and associated factors in children and adolescents : an epidemiological population study

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Título Back pain prevalence and associated factors in children and adolescents : an epidemiological population study
Outro título Dor nas costas e fatores associados em crianças e adolescentes : um estudo epidemiológico populacional
Autor Noll, Matias
Candotti, Cláudia Tarragô
Rosa, Bruna Nichele da
Loss, Jefferson Fagundes
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of back pain among Brazilian school children and the factors associated with this pain. METHODS: All 1,720 schoolchildren from the fifth to the eight grade attending schools from the city of Teutonia, RS, Southern Brazil, were invited to participate in the study. From these, 1,597 children participated. We applied the Back Pain and Body Posture Evaluation Instrument. The dependent variable was back pain, while the independent one were demographic, socioeconomic, behavior and heredity data. The prevalence ratio was estimated by multivariate analysis using the Poisson regression model (α = 0.05). RESULTS: The prevalence of back pain in the last three months was 55.7% (n = 802). The multivariate analysis showed that back pain is associated with the variables: sex, parents with back pain, weekly frequency of physical activity, daily time spent watching television, studying in bed, sitting posture to write and use the computer, and way of carrying the backpack. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of back pain in schoolchildren is high and it is associated with demographic, behavior and heredity aspects.
Contido em Revista de saúde pública. São Paulo. Vol. 50 (2016), 10 p.
Assunto Adolescente
Criança
Dor nas costas
Postura
[en] Adolescent
[en] Back pain
[en] Child
[en] Cross-sectional studies
[en] Epidemiology
[en] Posture
[en] Risk factors
Origem Nacional
Tipo Artigo de periódico
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10183/164680
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