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azizpoor Y, Hemmati F, sayehmiri K. Prevalence of one-year back pain in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis. ioh. 2014; 11 (1) :1-12
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-862-en.html

, sayehmiri@razi.tums.ac.
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Background and aims: Over the past decades, musculoskeletal disorders have increasingly spread around the world. Back pain is considered as a complicated and often undetectable disease. there is no exact statistical report on such a prevalence of back pain during one year in Iran, The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of back pain during one year using the meta-analysis method.

Methods:Twenty - four 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 rate of one-year low back pain in all the 24 studies was found 51/6% (95% CI: 42/9-60/3) during one year with a sample size of 31039 people. The disease prevalence in pregnant and pregnancy age women was more than that of the other social groups with an average of 66/3% (95% CI: 54/5-78/1). The highest and lowest prevalence rates of one-year back pain were observed in Amol and Mazandaran respectively, with an average of 81% and 17/4%.Back pain prevalence in the age group of over 24 years was the most widespread with an average of 55/2% (95% CI: 33/7-76/8). 

Conclusions: The results showed that considering the prevalence of back pain and its impact on health of society, education of prevention of back pain has specific situation in the health educations of society

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2012/11/20 | Accepted: 2013/05/22 | Published: 2014/05/21

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