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Risk Factors of Low Back Pain in Adults Attending a Tertiary Hospital in Uyo, Nigeria

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.300
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95–9
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Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder. The study was aimed at identifying socio-demographic and lifestyle risk factors for low back pain in adults attending the General Outpatient Clinic of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo Nigeria. An active age-group, low educational status, being married, rural residence, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking and a high BMI were associated with low back pain.

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Background: Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder. However, there is very little information about low back pain in developing Countries. This study aimed at identifying sociodemographic and lifestyle risk factors for low back pain in adults attending the General Out-patient Clinic of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Uyo, Nigeria.

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26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Jan, 2016

HIV Risk Factors among Pregnant Women in a Rural Nigerian Hospital

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424–8
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This cross-sectional study of 350 pregnant women in rural Nigeria demonstrated that HIV infection was independently associated with suspecting their partner of extramarital sex, post-primary education, multiple sexual partners and cigarette smoking by a partner.

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Objective: Specific risk behaviours and practices promote the spread of HIV/AIDS. Identification of those at risk of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is an important step toward prevention of both vertical and horizontal transmission of HIV. This study sought to identify risk factors for HIV infection in pregnant women attending a rural antenatal clinic in Northern Nigerian.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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