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Table 1

Return to:   Spinal Pain in Adolescents: Prevalence, Incidence, and Course:
A School-based Two-year Prospective Cohort Study in 1,300 Danes Aged 11-13

Lifetime, one week, and point prevalence of neck, mid back, and low back pain at age 11–13 and two years later

 
11-13 yr. (n = 1291)
13-15 yr. (n = 1064)
 
 
Girls (n = 625)
Boys (n = 666)
Girls (n = 499)
Boys (n = 565)
  n (mis)%95% CIn (mis)%95% CIn (mis)%95% CIn (mis)%95% CI
Lifetime prevalence
NP
491
78.6
75.3, 81.2
490
73.6
70.2, 76.9
408
81.8
78.4, 85.2
410
72.6
68.9, 76.2
 
MBP
382
61.1
57.3, 64.9
387 (1)
58.2
54.4, 61.9
339
67.9
63.8, 72.0
336 (1)
59.6
55.5, 63.6
 
LBP
302 (2)
48.5
44.6, 52.4
271 (1)
40.8
37.0, 44.5
293 (1)
58.8
54.5, 63.2
258 (1)
45.7
41.6, 49.9
One week prevalence
NP
149
23.8
20.5, 27.2
150
22.5
19.3, 25.7
164
32.9
28.7, 37.0
151 (2)
26.8
23.2, 30.5
 
MBP
105 (1)
16.8
13.9, 19.8
132 (1)
19.8
16.8, 22.9
144 (3)
29.0
25.0, 33.0
136 (3)
24.2
20.7, 27.7
 
LBP
82 (2)
13.2
10.5, 15.8
66 (1)
9.9
7.7, 12.2
108 (2)
21.7
18.1, 25.4
103 (5)
18.4
15.2, 21.6
Point prevalence
NP
68 (1)
10.9
8.5, 13.3
70 (2)
10.5
8.2, 12.9
81 (3)
16.3
13.1, 19.6
66 (4)
11.8
9.1, 14.4
 
MBP
42
6.7
4.8, 8.7
62 (1)
9.3
7.1, 11.5
47 (2)
9.5
6.9, 12.0
52 (3)
9.3
6.9, 11.6
 LBP31 (2)5.03.3, 6.728 (1)4.22.7, 5.740 (3)8.15.7, 10.533 (6)5.93.9, 7.9
CI = Confidence intervals; LBP = Low back pain; MBP = Mid back pain; Mis = Missing values; NP = Neck pain.