The effects of age and gender on the weight and use of schoolbags.

  title={The effects of age and gender on the weight and use of schoolbags.},
  author={Eleftherios Kellis and Maria Emmanouilidou},
  journal={Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association},
  volume={22 1},
PURPOSE To examine age and gender differences in schoolbag use and to compare findings in Greece with those of other countries. METHOD Schoolbag weight and carrying characteristics were assessed in 703 boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years. RESULTS Multinomial logistic regression models showed that younger students (6-8 years) were almost 5 more times more likely to carry heavier schoolbags than older students (p < 0.05). Similarly, more girls than boys carried heavier bags, and girls were… CONTINUE READING
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