Low back pain and body mass index

R. Orvieto, N. Rand, B. Lev, M. Wiener, H. Nehama

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We have examined the association between body mass index and the prevalence of low back pain in about a quarter of a million male recruits aged 17-18 years at the time of their medical draft examination. Low back pain prevalence is shown to rise with increasing body mass index. This statistically significant association may suggest a role of body weight and height in the pathogenesis of low back pain and supports the previously reported need for education regarding weight reduction as a useful implement in low back pain prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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