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Table 2 Prevalence rates of different types of back pain and care seeking in a cohort of Danish children/adolescents surveyed at three time points (T1, T2 and T3).

From: Prevalence and tracking of back pain from childhood to adolescence

Prevalence of back pain and care seeking
  T1 9 yr T2 13 yr T3 15 yr
  N n (%) N n (%) N n (%)
Backpain          
all 479 159 (33) 439 124 (28) 443 211 (48)
boys 227 81 (32) 205 53 (26) 192 75 (39)
girls 252 78 (34) 234 71 (30) 251 136 (54)1
LBP          
all 479 21 (4) 439 98 (22) 443 157 (35)
boys 227 15 (7) 205 38 (19) 192 49 (26)
girls 252 6 (2)2 234 60 (26) 251 108 (43)3
Mid back pain          
all 479 97 (20) 439 57 (13) 443 122 (28)
boys 227 49 (22) 205 26 (13) 192 42 (22)
girls 252 48 (19) 234 31 (13) 251 18 (32)3
Neck pain          
all 482 49 (10) 439 31 (7) 443 68 (15)
boys 227 21 (9) 205 11 (5) 192 24 (13)
girls 252 28 (11) 234 20 (9) 251 44 (18)
Seeking care for back pain          
all 479 30 (6) 439 34 (8) 443 150 (34)
boys 227 15 (7) 205 14 (7) 192 59 (31)
girls 252 15 (6) 234 20 (9) 251 91 (36)
  1. N refers to the total number of children and n the number of children with a certain type of back pain.
  2. 1 p = 0.002, 2 p = 0.027, and 3 p < 0.000. Fishers exact test