Prevalence and Relationship between Analgesic and Alcohol Consumption, Smoking Habit and Occurrence of Lowback Pain amongst Craftsmen in a South-East Nigerian Community
American Journal of Health Research
Volume 2, Issue 5-1, October 2014, Pages: 45-49
Received: Sep. 2, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 19, 2014; Published: Sep. 27, 2014
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Gabriel Omoniyi Ayeni, Department of Physiotherapy, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Nigeria
Oyewale Mayowa Morakinyo, Department of Public Health Technology, Federal University of Tech., Owerri, Nigeria
Oladire Olaniyi, Department of Physiotherapy, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Nigeria
Ayodele Teslim Onigbinde, Dept of Medical Rehabilitation, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Oluwasegun AkindeleAyeni, Department of Mathematics (Statistics), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
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Low back pain (LBP) is a major cause of disability with high economic and public health repercussions. The main objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence and relationship between analgesic and alcohol consumption, smoking and occurrence of lowback pain amongst craftsmen in Owerri, a South-East Nigerian community. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data on lifestyle and low back pain of 500 craftsmen. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean, percentage, frequency and inferential statistics of chi square; and multiple regressions. The result showed that the point prevalence for LBP was 34%. The 3-month, 12-month and life time prevalence of LBP were 35.4% 57.4% and 69.0% respectively. Habits of analgesic consumption (OR = 5.51; CI = 1.07 - 4.29; p = 0.048) and alcohol consumption (OR=2.53, CI=1.47-4.38, p<0.001) had significant association with low back pain. We concluded that the point prevalence for low back pain was 34%. Also, LBP was associated with some selected lifestyle factors
Prevalence, Analgesic and Alcohol Consumption, Craftsmen, Epidemiology, Low Back Pain, Smoking
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Gabriel Omoniyi Ayeni, Oyewale Mayowa Morakinyo, Oladire Olaniyi, Ayodele Teslim Onigbinde, Oluwasegun AkindeleAyeni, Prevalence and Relationship between Analgesic and Alcohol Consumption, Smoking Habit and Occurrence of Lowback Pain amongst Craftsmen in a South-East Nigerian Community, American Journal of Health Research. Special Issue: Supplementary Prescribing in Nigeria: A Needy Concept to Promote Clinical Physiotherapy Practice. Vol. 2, No. 5-1, 2014, pp. 45-49. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2014020501.19
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