2015
DOI: 10.1590/1413-785220152305148842
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Abstract: Objective: To determine the prevalence of low back pain in children and its relationship with gender, age, exercise practice and sedentary activities (time on TV and on computer and/or video game). Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study with a sample of 1,461 students, being 754 males and 707 females enrolled in the 5th to 8th grades of all five local elementary schools of urban Ourinhos, SP, Brasil, aged 10-14 years old, from whom sociodemographic data, time spent on sedentary activities such as TV and… Show more

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“…One related study indicated that adolescents with LBP tended to be from upper grades and a few studies have revealed that LBP correlated with increased age (Shan et al, 2013;Fernandes et al, 2015;Sato et al, 2008;Olsen T et al, 1992;Salminen, Pentti, & Terho, 1992). Our study also revealed that the prevalence of LBP increased in upper grades in secondary school.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 70%
“…Most studies found that LBP was common among females (Shan et al, 2013;Fernandes et al, 2015;Troussier, Davoine, de Gaudemaris, Fauconnier & Phelip, 1994;Balagué et al, 1994;Diepenmaat, 2006). Our finding showed that the prevalence of LBP among females was significantly higher than males.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 50%
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“…In addition, there has been found a correlation between BP and the number of hours the students dedicate to watch television [71][72][73][74], or with incorrect sitting posture due to inappropriate furnishing in the schools [75]. Similarly, students who remained seated for long periods throughout the day in an inappropriate posture (e.g., an unaligned head position, hyperlordotic or slumped trunk, and unaligned shoulders) [65,76], are predisposed to fatigue and higher levels of pain [63].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%