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SJKU 2013, 18(4): 102-112 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of life-time back pain in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Yosra Azizpoor 1, Farajollah Hemmati Dr1, Koroush Sayehmiri Dr 2
1- Ilam University of Medical Sciences
2- Ilam University of Medical Sciences , sayehmiri @razi.tums.ac
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Background and Objectives: Nowadays, Back pain as a multi-causal phenomenon is considered a major problem in most communities. It may be caused as a result of various factors such as: psychological, social and ergonomic sicknesses. There is no available exact statistical report on the prevalence of back pain in Iran. The aim of this study was to estimate the-life time prevalence of back pain in Iran using systematic review besides meta-analysis. Method of analysis: Twenty research papers were obtained using the keywords "prevalence of low-back pain and back pain " through the nationally available databases of Magiran-MEDLIBE-SID-IRANMEDEX and English databases of Pubmed - Google Scholar-Scopus .Analysis of data's was performed using meta-analysis (random model effects). Heterogeneity among the studies was investigated using the I2 test. Results: The prevalence of life-time back pain with a sample size of 5670 patients in all the 20 papers estimated 51 %( 95% CI: 40/1-61/8). Prevalence of lifetime back pain among the medical staff with an average of 54/6% (95% CI: 42/9-66/3) was more than that the other social groups. The highest and lowest prevalence rates of back pain were observed in Mazandaran and Southern Iran, with an average of 84/1% and 13%, respectively. The highest prevalence went for the age groups of 15-45> with an average of 54/2% (95% CI: 42/6-65/9). Conclusion: The findings indicated that back pain must be considered a social problem. Therefore the health authorities are asked to inform people through media and other communicative means of approaches to prevent and decrease the possible outbreak of such a disease. Received: Nov 20, 2012 Accepted: Sep 10, 2013 Conflict of interest: None declared
Keywords: Prevalence, Lifetime back-pain, Meta-analysis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/12/19 | Accepted: 2013/12/19 | Published: 2013/12/19
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Volume 18, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2013) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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