Evaluation of low back pain frequency and related factors among people over 18 years of age.

Kaptan H., Ilhan M. N. , Dikmen A. U. , Ekmekci H., Ozbas C.

Nigerian journal of clinical practice, vol.23, no.9, pp.1295-1304, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_351_19
  • Journal Name: Nigerian journal of clinical practice
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1295-1304
  • Keywords: Cross-sectional study, low back pain, people over 18 years of age, prevalence, LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS, RISK-FACTORS, PREVALENCE, PREDICTORS, POPULATION, NURSES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Aims: The present study aimed to evaluate the incidence of LBP and related factors in over 18-year-olds. Materials and Methods: This research was a cross-sectional study involving individuals over 18 years of age with any complaints in the period from May 2015-June 2016 at different hospitals. The research data were evaluated by the SPSS 15.0 statistical package program. Descriptive statistics were presented as mean (+/-) standard deviation, median (min, max), frequency distribution, and percentage. Pearson's Chi-square test, Yates corrected Chi-square test, and Fisher's test were used as statistical methods. Statistical significance was accepted as P < 0.05. Results: A total of 5,989 people admitted during that period and 50% unknown frequency were taken to reach 1715 subject persons with 2% deviation and 95% confidence interval which reached 1720. The sociodemographic status, occupational conditions, the frequency of low back pain, and risk factors have been evaluated. Around 92.9% of individuals of 65 years of age and older have lifelong LPB while 57.1% have present LBP. The difference was statistically significant for "the satisfaction of working people" and "individuals working more than 41 h a week." (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Low back pain is still a serious problem that can be avoided by ensuring optimal working conditions and a healthier life.