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Table 7 Associations between LBP and training characteristics in 14 to 16 year old sports club members

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 Girls
Training Characteristics ORa 95 % CI ORa 95 % CI
Active playing/practicing years (boys n = 488, girls n = 465) 1.05 (0.97–1.13) 1.07 (1.00–1.14)
Training hours per week during training season (boys n = 486, girls n = 463) 1.05 (1.01–1.09) 1.01 (0.96–1.05)
Training hours per week during competition season (boys n = 482, girls n = 448) 1.03 (0.99–1.08) 1.03 (0.99–1.08)
Number of competitions/games during previous 12 months (boys n = 485, girls n = 462) 1.01 (1.00–1.02) 1.00 (0.98–1.01)
Number of rest days during training season (boys n = 483, girls n = 461) 0.78 (0.65–0.94) 0.96 (0.83–1.11)
Number of rest days during competition season (boys n = 480, girls n = 459) 0.79 (0.66–0.94) 0.84 (0.72–1.00)
  1. Statistically significant results are indicated in bold
  2. aAll training variables analysed in separate models. Adjusted by age, BMI, chronic diseases, smoking, school attainment level