International Scholarly Research Notices / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Prognostic Factors of Short-Term Outcome of Low Back Pain in Patients Attending Health Insurance Clinics in Sharkia Governorate, Egypt

Table 2

Odds ratio and their 95% confidence intervals of good back pain outcome with the studied factors.

Study variablesGood outcome (202 subjects)Poor outcome (147 subjects)OR*95% CI**

(i) Sociodemographic factors

Age group in years


 Secondary and higher109621.611.19–2.18
 Less than secondary93851.00Ref.


Body mass index (kg/m2)

(ii) Lifestyle factors

 Never smoker69611.481.03–2.13

Physical activity

(iii) History of back pain episode

Pain grade

Pain site

Pain Type

*Result of univariate models.
**95% confidence intervals.

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