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Table 6 Comparison with other authors of prevalence estimates

From: Is undergraduate physiotherapy study a risk factor for low back pain? A prevalence study of LBP in physiotherapy students

Authors   Lifetime 12-Month 1-Month 1-Week
Nyland and Grimmer Students     
  • First year 57.5% 51.3% 31.3% 15.0%
  • Second year 72.4% 65.8% 50% 35.5%
  • Third year 67.6% 61.8% 41.2% 32.4%
  • Fourth year 81.7% 76.% 56.7% 31.7%
  • Overall 69.2% 63.2% 44.4% 27.6%
West and Gardner [20] Graduate physiotherapists 35.0% 22.0%   
Cromie et al [21] Graduate physiotherapists   62.5%   
Scholey and Hair[18] Graduate physiotherapists 54.0% 46.0%   13.0%
Scholey and Hair [19] Graduate physiotherapists 57.0% 38.0%   14.0%
Mierzejewski and Kumar [17] Graduate physiotherapists 49.2%    37.0%