Height, occupation and back pain in a national prospective study.

@article{Kuh1993HeightOA,
  title={Height, occupation and back pain in a national prospective study.},
  author={Diana Kuh and Donald A. Coggan and Simon Mann and Cyrus Cooper and Erlangga Yusuf},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={911-6}
}
Back pain is an important public health problem but there is a paucity of knowledge about risk factors and causal mechanisms. Previous studies have shown that tall men are more at risk of back pain, although observations in women have been less consistent. This paper presents findings from a national longitudinal study of 3262 men and women aged 43 yr. Standing height and sitting height were related to 18-month reported prevalence of 'sciatica, lumbago or severe backache' in both men and women… CONTINUE READING

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