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Research Article

Epidemiology of Back Pain in Children and Youth Aged 10–19 from the Area of the Southeast of Poland

Table 2

The frequency of occurrence, location, intensity, and situations in which back pain occurs in the group of 10–19-year-old students according to age.

Students with back pain
 ( )
10–13 years
  ( )
14–16 years
  ( )
17–19 years
  ( )
% % % %

Frequency of occurrence of back pain ( )
 Very rare back pain (1-2 times per year)49359.49661.59465.730357.1
 Back pain a few times per year (3–6 times per year)23127.84126.32920.316130.3
 Frequent or constant back pain (more than 1-2 times per month)10612.81912.22014.06712.6
Girls with back pain 43352.28252.67955.227251.2
Boys with back pain 39747.87447.46444.825948.8
The location of back pain*
 Cervical segment13816.63421.82316.18115.2
 Thoracic segment9211.1127.72517.55510.3
 Lumbar segment 62174.811573.710170.640576.3
The intensity of back pain ( )
 Mild 37144.710366.05739.819937.5
 Moderate 27232.83220.54732.915929.9
 Strong 18722.52113.53927.317332.6
Situations in which back pain occurs
 Physical work50060.210164.78962.231058.4
 Long-lasting sedentary position (over 6 h daily)29435.54931.44430.820137.9
 Stress222.621.364.2142.6
 Other 141.742.642.861.1

n: number of people; %: percent value; *does not add to 100%, since the respondents were allowed to indicate more than one answer.