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Table 1 Prevalence and characteristics of low back pain in the past 12 months among study health care workers (n = 740)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with low back pain among health care workers in southwestern Saudi Arabia

Prevalencea No Prevalence% (95% CI)
Overall prevalence of low back pain 547 73.9 (70.7–77.0)
Prevalence of low back pain with neurological symptoms in limbs 370 50.0 (46.4–53.6)
Prevalence of low back pain necessitating medication and/or physiotherapy 300 40.5 (37.0–44.1)
Prevalence of low back pain requiring medical consultation 148 20.0 (17.2–23.0)
  1. aData were not mutually exclusive