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Table 2 Prevalence of LBP in members and non-members of sports clubs

From: Low back and neck and shoulder pain in members and non-members of adolescents’ sports clubs: the Finnish Health Promoting Sports Club (FHPSC) study

   Boys (n = 772)   Girls (n = 865)
Variable Category Member Non-member P-value* Member Non-member P-value*
   n % n %   n % n %  
Lifetime prevalence Yes 259 52.7 122 43.4 <0.02 284 60.3 246 62.4 0.520
  No 232 47.3 159 56.6   187 39.7 148 37.6  
LBPa Yes 138 28.1 51 18.1 0.02 160 34.0 143 36.3 0.475
  No 353 71.9 230 81.9   311 66.0 251 63.7  
Frequent LBPb Yes 30 6.1 12 4.3 0.278 51 10.8 44 11.2 0.874
  No 461 93.9 269 95.7   420 89.2 350 88.8  
LBP during the last seven daysc Yes 100 38.6 39 32.0 0.209 123 43.3 110 44.7 0.745
  No 159 61.4 83 68.0   161 56.7 136 55.3  
  1. Statistically significant results are indicated in bold
  2. *p-value for difference between members and non-members of sports clubs
  3. aLBP more than once a month
  4. b LBP at least once a week
  5. cBoys n = 381, girls n = 530