Prevalence and Risk Factors of Low Back Pain among Workers in Nigeria

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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Low Back Pain among Workers in Nigeria

Background: Low back pain (LBP) has been documented to be a common occupational health problem among health care workers. A cross sectional study was carried out in a health facility in South – South Nigeria to determine the prevalence and risk factors of low back pain among the workers. Materials and Methods: Data was collected using a self designed, interviewer assisted, semistructured questionnaire. Information obtained included socio-demographic characteristics, work history of respondents, prevalence and factors predisposing to low back pain. The tool was administered during the different shifts of the health workers. Frequencies were calculated and Fishers exact test was used to test the significance of association between different variables. Level of significance was set at 0.05. Results: A total of 50 out of 53 workers participated in the study. The mean age of the respondents was 36.59±8.6 years with a male to female ratio of 2:3. The overall prevalence of LBP

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