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Table 4 Prevalence of NSP 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)
Variables Category Member Non-member P-value* Member Non-member P-value*
   n % n %   n % n %  
NSPa Yes 130 26.5 81 28.8 0.481 222 47.1 236 59.9 <0.001
  No 361 73.5 200 71.2   249 52.9 158 40.1  
Frequent NSPb Yes 19 3.9 23 8.2 <0.02 67 14.2 104 26.4 <0.001
  No 472 96.1 258 91.8   404 85.8 290 73.6  
  1. Statistically significant results are indicated in bold
  2. *p-value for difference between members and non-members of sports clubs
  3. aNSP more than once a month
  4. bNSP at least once a week