Schoolbag weight and musculoskeletal symptoms in New Zealand secondary schools.

Abstract

The weight of schoolbags and the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms amongst 140 students (70 third form students comprising 35 females and 35 males, and 70 sixth form students comprising 35 females and 35 males) from five New Zealand secondary schools was investigated. Schoolbag weight for third form students (mean age 13.6 years) was 13.2% of their… (More)

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@article{Whittfield2005SchoolbagWA, title={Schoolbag weight and musculoskeletal symptoms in New Zealand secondary schools.}, author={J K Whittfield and Stephen J. Legg and Duncan Hedderley}, journal={Applied ergonomics}, year={2005}, volume={36 2}, pages={193-8} }