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Document ID (ISN)108217
CIS number 08-578
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ghaffari M., Alipour A., Jensen I., Farshad A.A., Vingard E.
Title Low back pain among Iranian industrial workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 2006, Vol.56, No.7, p.455-460. 32 ref.
Abstract The objective of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) among Iranian industrial workers. The sample consisted of workers at the largest car-manufacturing group in the country. The prevalence of LBP, work exposures, personal and lifestyle factors were recorded using the standardized Nordic questionnaire. Of the 18,031 employees, 78% participated. The majority of subjects were young men, with a small proportion of women (4%). The one-year prevalence of self-reported LBP was 21% (20% for males and 27% for females). The rate of absenteeism due to LBP was 5% per annum. Multiple logistic regression models indicated the following risk factors for LBP in the previous 12 months: age; lack of regular exercise; heavy lifting; repetitive work; monotonous work.
Descriptors (primary) Iran, Islamic Republic of; risk factors; motor vehicle industry; backache
Descriptors (secondary) lifting of loads; male workers; repetitive work; monotonous work; physical workload; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; physical fitness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIran, Islamic Republic of; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system