Work activities and the onset of first-time low back pain among New York City fire fighters.

@article{Nuwayhid1993WorkAA,
  title={Work activities and the onset of first-time low back pain among New York City fire fighters.},
  author={Iman A Nuwayhid and Walter F. Stewart and Jay Johnson},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={539-48}
}
In a prospective study of first-time low back pain among New York City fire fighters, a total of 115 cases and 109 randomly selected controls were interviewed by telephone between December 1988 and July 1989 to examine the role of recent work activities in the onset of first-time low back pain. After adjusting for known risk factors and off-duty activities, statistically significant high-risk work activities included operating a charged hose inside a building (odds ratio (OR) = 3.26), climbing… CONTINUE READING

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