Neck or shoulder pain and low back pain in Finnish adolescents.

  title={Neck or shoulder pain and low back pain in Finnish adolescents.},
  author={Andres Vikat and Matti Rimpel{\"a} and Jouko J. Salminen and Arja Hannele Rimpel{\"a} and Aslak Savolainen and Suvi Mirjami Virtanen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  volume={28 3},
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and determinants of self-reported neck or shoulder pain (NSP) and low back pain (LBP) among 12-18-year-olds. A questionnaire was mailed to a nationally representative sample of 11,276 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-year-olds in 1991. The response rate was 77%. NSP was perceived at least once a week by 15% of 12-18-year-olds and LBP by 8%. Both symptoms were more prevalent among girls than among boys, and the prevalence increased with age. Among the… CONTINUE READING

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