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The impact of anthropometric parameters on the incidence of low back pain.
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PMID:  16117306     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endogenic factors as one of possible reasons for low back pain were investigated and discussed in this study. The study included 122 male bus drivers, average age 44.2 years, average period of active service 24.4 years. The following anthropometric indexes have been calculated: Quetelet's index, percentage of body fat, relative body weight, Olivier's typologic index, Lorenz's constitution index and muscle index. According to inquiry form regarding history of low back pain the subjects were divided in two groups: 36 had no low back pain history and 76 had a history of recurrent low back pain. The results showed statistically nonsignificant differences in the anthropometric parameters and the calculated indexes between these two groups of subjects. The chosen subject sample showed that nutritional status, body build, constitution and muscular development are not associated with the incidence of low back pain.
Dusan Celan; Zmago Turk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-24     Completed Date:  2005-09-13     Revised Date:  2009-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Maribor Teaching Hospital, Maribor, Slovenia.
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MeSH Terms
Low Back Pain / epidemiology,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Nutritional Status
Risk Factors

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