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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1295-1304

Evaluation of low back pain frequency and related factors among people over 18 years of age

1 Dokuz Eylül University, Medical School Department of Neurosurgery, İzmir, Turkey
2 Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Ankara, Turkey
3 Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Konya, Turkey

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Prof. H Kaptan
Assoc. Prof. in Neurosurgery, Dokuz Eylül University, Medical School Department of Neurosurgery, 35750 Balçova-Izmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_351_19

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Aims: The present study aimed to evaluate the incidence of LBP and related factors in over 18-year-olds. Materials and Methods: This research was a cross-sectional study involving individuals over 18 years of age with any complaints in the period from May 2015-June 2016 at different hospitals. The research data were evaluated by the SPSS 15.0 statistical package program. Descriptive statistics were presented as mean (±) standard deviation, median (min, max), frequency distribution, and percentage. Pearson's Chi-square test, Yates corrected Chi-square test, and Fisher's test were used as statistical methods. Statistical significance was accepted as P < 0.05. Results: A total of 5,989 people admitted during that period and 50% unknown frequency were taken to reach 1715 subject persons with 2% deviation and 95% confidence interval which reached 1720. The sociodemographic status, occupational conditions, the frequency of low back pain, and risk factors have been evaluated. Around 92.9% of individuals of 65 years of age and older have lifelong LPB while 57.1% have present LBP. The difference was statistically significant for “the satisfaction of working people” and “individuals working more than 41 h a week.” (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Low back pain is still a serious problem that can be avoided by ensuring optimal working conditions and a healthier life.

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