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Table 3 Characteristics 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 = 381) Girls (n = 530)
Variables Category Member Non-member P-value* Member Non-member P-value*
   n % n %   n % n %  
LBP that has demanded medical assistance in the previous 12 monthsa Yes 67 25.9 7 5.7 <0.001 47 16.5 31 12.6 0.201
No 192 74.1 115 94.3   237 83.5 215 87.4  
NSAID use due to LBP symptoms Yes 99 38.2 25 20.5 <0.002 111 39.1 112 45.5 0.134
No 160 61.8 97 79.5   173 60.9 134 54.5  
Sleeping difficulties due to LBP Yes 13 5.0 7 5.7 0.769 33 11.6 44 17.9 <0.05
No 246 95.0 115 94.3   251 88.4 202 82.1  
Radiating LBPb Yes 57 22.0 19 15.6 0.143 66 23.2 37 15.0 <0.02
No 202 78.0 103 84.4   218 76.8 209 85.0  
Operation due to your LBP Yes 2 0.8 0 0.0 0.330 1 0.4 1 0.4 0.919
No 257 99.2 122 100.0   283 99.6 245 99.6  
LBP origin       0.413      0.653
  Acutec 46 17.8 17 13.9   23 8.1 22 8.9  
Overused 185 71.4 95 77.9   239 84.2 200 81.3  
Both 28 10.8 10 8.2   22 7.7 24 9.8  
  1. Statistically significant results are indicated in bold
  2. *p-value for difference between members and non-members of sports clubs
  3. a From a physician, physiotherapist, or chiropractor
  4. bLBP that radiates to the lower extremities (buttocks, thigh, knee, lower leg, or foot)
  5. c After injury to low back
  6. d Slowly without injury