Age Specific Prevalence of Low Back Pain:
A Hospital Based Cross-sectional Study
Amaresh Prasad Sinha*
Assoc. Prof., Department of Orthopedic, Lord Buddha Koshi Medical College, Saharsa, Bihar, India
*Address for Correspondence: Dr. Amaresh Prasad Sinha, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic,
Lord Buddha Koshi Medical College, Saharsa, Bihar, India
ABSTRACT- Introduction: Low back pain (LBP) is an important clinical, social, economic, and public health problem
affecting the population indiscriminately. It is a disorder with many possible etiologies, occurring in many groups of the
population, and with many definitions. Nearly everyone will experience some form of back pain in his or her lifetime.
Materials ans& Methods: The current study is a cross sectional study undertaken at Lord Buddha Koshi Medical
College, Saharsa, Bihar, India from Aug 2015 to Dec 2015. The objective of this study was to see the age specific
prevalence of low back pain among 400 subjects visiting the Orthopedics OPD of the hospital. The age range of the study
participants were 25 years to 65 years. The national guidelines of LBP diagnosis is used as diagnostic criteria.
Results: Overall prevalence of LBP was found as 31.25%. The highest prevalence was seen in 55-65 years age group.
Age had positive association & important risk factors of increasing burden of LBP.
Conclusion: LBP is an important health problem & affecting all age groups and it is responsible for a great economic loss
of any country.
Key-words- Low Back Pain, Prevalence, Public Health