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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
Synopsis: 
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.

ABSTRACT

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
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