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Low back pain associated with sociodemographic factors, lifestyle and osteoporosis: a population-based study.
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PMID:  23052969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and factors associated with low back pain among adults in Taiwan.
METHODS: The National Health Interview Survey, a cross-sectional study, was conducted from October 2002 to March 2003 to gather data from 24,435 adults aged 20 years and older selected randomly from Taiwan's general population. Participants with history of low back pain were assessed using a comprehensive questionnaire. Additional assessment of osteoporosis diagnosed by physician was also evaluated.
RESULTS: Among the 24,435 adults, 25.7% had reported low back pain within the past 3 months. Factors associated with low back pain included female gender (odds ratio (OR) = 1.67, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.43-1.95), low education (OR = 1.38, 95% CI = 1.23-1.55), and blue-collar work (OR = 1.16, 95% CI = 1.07-1.26). Patients with osteoporosis were more likely than those without osteoporosis to have low back pain (OR = 2.55, 95% CI = 2.33-2.78) or frequent low back pain (OR = 4.15, 95% CI = 3.66-4.70). The ORs of frequent low back pain in association with osteoporosis in men and women were 5.77 (95% CI = 4.66-7.15) and 3.49 (95% CI = 2.99-4.07), respectively.
CONCLUSION: Low back pain is prevalent among Taiwanese adults and is associated with osteoporosis.
Yi-Chun Chou; Chun-Chuan Shih; Jaung-Geng Lin; Ta-Liang Chen; Chien-Chang Liao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1651-2081     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-21     Completed Date:  2013-12-05     Revised Date:  2014-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088169     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Med     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Life Style*
Low Back Pain / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Osteoporosis / epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Taiwan / epidemiology
Young Adult

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