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Table 5 Data from the epidemiologic literature on "one week" prevalence of back pain (including LBP region)

From: Back pain in children surveyed with weekly text messages - a 2.5 year prospective school cohort study

 

Balague et al.[[1]]

Jones et al.[[21]]

Sato et al.[[22]]

Country

Switzerland

England

Japan

Design

Cross sectional

Cross sectional

Cross sectional

Study sample

Schoolchildren in primary and secondary school (one school district)

Schoolchildren in three school districts

Elementary and junior high schoolchildren in Niigata City

Response rate

99%

93%

79,8%

Valid sample size

1666

500

34423

Data collection

Questionnaire

Questionnaire

Questionnaire

Age group

7-17 (mean 12)

10-16

9-15

Definition of back pain

BP (=all spinal pain)

LBP

Any LBP now

Recall period

Previous week

Previous week

Now

Overall - prevalence week/now

BP (7-17y)

LBP

LBP

16%

10-13 y: Boys, Girls

9-10 y: 3%

 

10-11y: 6%, 9%

10-11 y: 4%

11-12 y: 9%, 10,5%

11-12 y: 6%

12-13 y: 11%, 13%

12-13 y: 12%

13-14 y: 13%, 17%

13-14 y: 17%

14-15 y: 18%, 21%

14-15 y: 15%

15-16 y: 23%, 21%