Table 2

Risk of low back pain by total time spent participating in sports† (n=1376)

Time (min)TotalNo. with LBP% LBPOdds ratio*(95% CI)
*ORs adjusted for age and gender in a logistic regression model.
†Sports included: football, cricket, basketball, swimming, hockey, tennis, badminton, squash, field sports, dancing, cross country running, rounders, gymnastics, rugby, horse riding, roller blading, mountain biking.
≤12145610923.91.0referent
121–24045110222.61.1 (0.7 to 1.4)
>24046911925.41.4 (1.02 to 1.9)