Back pain in school children. A study among 1178 pupils

Scand J Rehabil Med. 1994 Sep;26(3):143-6.


The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of back pain in school children and the role of several contributing factors; 1178 school children of both sexes answered a previously validated questionnaire. The cumulative prevalence of back pain was 51.2%. Lumbar and leg pain, and thoracic pain were more common. After multivariate analysis, five qualitative variables were correlated with back pain with a statistical, significant positive correlation with age, previous back injury, volley-ball, female sex and time spent watching television.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Back Pain / epidemiology*
  • Back Pain / etiology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leisure Activities
  • Male
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires