Occupational causes of low-back pain.

  title={Occupational causes of low-back pain.},
  author={K J Walsh and N Varnes and Clive Osmond and Ren{\'e}e Styles and David Coggon},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={15 1},
Associations between occupational activities and low-back pain (LBP) were examined in a retrospective postal survey of 545 randomly selected adults. Each subject gave a lifetime occupational history on six specified physical activities and also a lifetime history of LBP. Among the 436 subjects answering the questionnaire, the lifetime incidence of LBP was 63%. The occurrence of LBP was related by Cox's proportional hazards regression model to occupational activities in the year prior to the… CONTINUE READING

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