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Table 5 Associations between baseline LB-related variables and LBP during military service (odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals) as assessed by univariate logistic regression analyses. Statistically significant findings are indicated with bold typing.

From: Low back pain in military recruits in relation to social background and previous low back pain. A cross-sectional and prospective observational survey

N = 982 LBP n = 345 Leg pain n = 78 LLBP n = 56 Exemption1 n = 74
Baseline LBP 3.52** (2.68–4.63) 1.71** (1.15–2.54) 1.58* (0.01–1.28) 2.89* (1.70–4.89)
Baseline leg pain 2.22* (1.15–4.30) 8.78** (4.23–8.21) 4.92** (2.03–11.89) 3.61** (1.50–8.69)
0 days with LBP previous year 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
1–7 days with LBP previous year 2.04** (1.39–2.99) 0.90 (0.36–2.24) 1.11 (0.44–2.84) 1.96 (0.95–4.06)
8–30 days with LBP previous year 5.42** (3.63–8.08) 2.57** (1.28–5.14) 2.47* (1.14–5.32) 1.44 (0.63–3.30)
>30 days with LBP previous year 6.45** (3.86–10.79) 5.51** (2.73–11.12) 4.80** (2.13–10.84) 6.13** (3.05–12.50)
  1. *: p < 0.05, **:p < 0.01